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[Holiday issues of Rafu Shimpo, California, December 1955 and January 1956]

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Toyo Miyatake Studio [ bio ]

[Holiday issues of Rafu Shimpo, California, December 1955 and January 1956]
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California, December 1955


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


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

Published in Rafu Shimpo supplement, December 21, 1955 (negs 4-5) and January 1, 1956 (negs 1-3), Japanese section.

Young Judoist Hiroshi Inoue of Southwest Dojo, and Americans learning Japanese dance for the 1956 New Year issue of Rafu Shimpo, Los Angeles, California, December 1955; and a minister's wife, Rhonda Iroya for the 1955 holiday issue of Rafu Shimpo, California, December 1955.
1N-2N: Part of a series on new faces, Hiroshi Inoue of Forshay Junior High School, in Judo gi grapples with another boy on Judo mat in a studio filled with other boys practicing Judo in Gardena, California.
3N: Part of a series on Americans with Japanese hobbies, Japanese woman instructs two Caucasian women in Japanese dance in a livingroom; one stands with tenegui and the other kneels with a fan. All wear kimono. Karen Lee Kerry studies dance under Harunobu Azuma at the Azuma school of Japanese dance.
4N-5N: Rhonda Nishimura Iroya, wife of Long Beach Japanese Presbyterian Church minister Nicholas Iroya, and toddler daughter, Susan, in play room and reading a book on a couch. The 18 month girl wears white dress, sweater and shoes. Mother wears a patterned dress and eyeglasses.

Typed on original negative envelope: Harun Obu Inoue Judo -- Holiday Issue.

Rhonda Nishimura Iroya the daughter of Reverend Masamoto Nishimura of Berkeley Free Methodist Church.

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