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[Town & Country Shopping Center opening ceremony, Gardena, California, December 9, 1955]

Miyatake, Toyo
Rafu Shimpo [ bio ]
Toyo Miyatake Studio [ bio ]

[Town & Country Shopping Center opening ceremony, Gardena, California, December 9, 1955]
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Gardena, Calif., December 9, 1955


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


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

Published in Rafu Shimpo, December 12, 1955.

Candid shots of the opening ceremony of the Town & Country Shopping Center constructed by Home State Investment Company in Gardena, California, December 9, 1955. Includes ribbon cutting ceremony with giant scissors; speeches on flatbed truck in front of shopping center; group standing in front of "Realty Insurance Travel Bureau"; and view of two-storey, "modern" U-wing shopping center. Identified people in ribbon cutting ceremony include: Representative Cecil King; Japan Air Lines (JAL) hostess Cathy Asano assisting Japanese Consul General of Los Angeles Shigeru Nakamura with giant scissors; Taul Watanabe, HSIC president; Sandy Hirasawa, JAL hostess; and County Supervisor Kenneth Hahn.

Typed on original negative envelope: Town and Country Shopping -- Opening Ceremony at Gardena -- Candid.

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