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[Mr. Kunizo and Mrs. Emiko Matsuo from Japan at Los Angeles International Airport, Los Angeles, California, June 19, 1958]

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[Mr. Kunizo and Mrs. Emiko Matsuo from Japan at Los Angeles International Airport, Los Angeles, California, June 19, 1958]
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Los Angeles, Calif., June 19, 1958

(96.267.632)

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

Description

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

Published in Rafu Shimpo, June 19, Japanese section.

Mr. Kunizo and Mrs. Emiko Matsuo of Japan are greeted with a bouquet of flowers at the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on their visit to Los Angeles to discuss the 1960 celebration of the 100th anniversary of Japan-United States relations, Los Angeles, California, July 3, 1958. On tarmac next to a DC-7 airplane, a girl in kimono hands a bouquet of roses to a woman in dark kimono in center; man in pinstripe suit and plaid necktie, far right, holds hat in proper right hand; woman in geometric design kimono and eyeglasses stands, far left, holding a handbag. They are identified as Mitsusa Bando, head of the Bando Japanese dance school, and her daughter, Emiko Matsuo and Kunizo Matsuo. Also includes same four people sitting inside a room with four other men in suits with empty chairs and tables in foreground.

Inscription
Typed on original negative envelope: Matsuo, Mr. & Mrs. (From Japan) at International Airport.

History
Kunizo Matsuo was a Japanese billionaire of the Japanese entertainment world who last visited the United States 28 years before and had brought Kabuki to Los Angeles, which was very popular with the youth in 1930. He came to Los Angeles to discuss the 100th anniversary of Japan-United States relations to be held in 1960.

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