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[George Izumi presents cake to Japanese Consul General Shigeru Nakamura for Tenchosetsu, the Emperor's birthday, Los Angeles, California, April 29, 1958]

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

[George Izumi presents cake to Japanese Consul General Shigeru Nakamura for Tenchosetsu, the Emperor's birthday, Los Angeles, California, April 29, 1958]
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photograph | negative


Pasadena, Calif., April 29, 1958

(96.267.614)

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

Description

1 photographic print : b&w; ; 5 x 7 in.

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

Published in Rafu Shimpo, May 1, 1958

George Izumi of Grace's Pastry Shoppe presents a three tiered cake to Japanese Consul General of Los Angeles Shigeru Nakamura on the occasion of Tenchosetsu, Emperor Hirohito's birthday held at the Consul General's residence in Pasadena, California, April 29, 1958. A Japanese castle with trees and bridge sits atop large rectangular tiered cake decorated with flowers and three banners with Japanese writing on each tier on top of a table in center; card at right of cake, "Grace Pastry Shoppe, George Izumi". Two men in suits shake hands to right of cake, Nakamura, left, and Izumi, right. A woman in hat, eyeglasses and suit waves at viewer at far right. Two dolls in a glass case behind cake on cabinet next to a shelf with tea cups, vases, plates and horse figure. Landscape painting on wall in background, center and open doorway at right.

Inscription
Typed on original negative envelope: Izumi, Mr. George -- Grace's Pastry -- Cake Presentation at Japanese Counsel General.

History
The cake took three days to plan and bake. It was decorated by Bob Wright and Mrs. Emme Englund, employees of Grace's Pastry Shoppe.

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