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[Kow Kaneko, Pasadena, California, November 25, 1955]

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[Kow Kaneko, Pasadena, California, November 25, 1955]
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Pasadena, Calif., November 25, 1955

(96.267.574)

Photograph by Toyo Miyatake Studio, Gift of the Alan Miyatake Family

Description

2 negatives : b&w; ; 4 x 5 in.

Published in Rafu Shimpo supplement, December 21, 1955.

Kow Kaneko, fashion designer and store owner, presents designs in her store in Pasadena, California, November 25, 1955. Woman with short hair, eyeglasses and patterned dress displays skirt of long strapless butterfly motif dress, "Cho cho", on model for Caucasian client in a room with Japanese accents such as a stone lantern (toro), bonsai in a pot, scroll with cranes on wall, and a folding screen on top of a tansu in background. Also includes Kaneko holding up fabric next to dresses hanging on wall in what appears to be a workroom.

Inscription
Typed on original negative envelope: Kaneko, Mrs. -- 516 S. Lake Ave, Pasadena, Cal.

History
Kow Kaneko used Japanese influences (patterns and materials) in Western clothing. She used Nisei girls as models.

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