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[Tsuba collectors in Holiday issue 2 of Rafu Shimpo, California, December 1955]

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[Tsuba collectors in Holiday issue 2 of Rafu Shimpo, California, December 1955]
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Los Angeles, Calif., December 1955


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


1 negative : b&w; ; 4 x 5 in.

Published in Rafu Shimpo, January 1, 1956.

Part of a series on Americans with Japanese hobbies, actor Hans Conried and Papermate engineer Barney Craig examine tsuba, or Japanese sword guards, for the Rafu Shimpo's New Year holiday issue, Los Angeles, California, December 1955. Both men are collectors of tsuba, netsuke, and kotsuka. Caucasian man at right, Conreid, in bow tie and plaid jacket points at and holds a sword guard while other Caucasian man, Craig, left, in suit and necktie looks at sword guard. Books and sword guards in individual boxes cover small square table. Scroll hangs next to tansu in background.

Typed on original negative envelope: Rafu Holiday Issue 2.

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