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[Women lawyers from Japan in front of Rafu Shimpo -- Naniwa-bushi group in front of Rafu Shimpo, Los Angeles, California, August 1958]

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[Women lawyers from Japan in front of Rafu Shimpo -- Naniwa-bushi group in front of Rafu Shimpo, Los Angeles, California, August 1958]
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Los Angeles, Calif., August 1958

(96.267.638)

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

Description

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

Published in Rafu Shimpo (neg 2), August 22, 1958.

Two different news stories:
1. Women of Naniwa-bushi group stand in front of Rafu Shimpo office in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles, California, August 1958. Five women in kimonos, tabi and geta stand in front of building, "Rafu Shimpo, L.A. Japanese Daily News." All wear light colored kimonos except second from right; woman in center wears eyeglasses.
2. Women lawyers from Japan visiting Los Angeles for the Federation of Women Lawyers stand in front of Rafu Shimp office in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles, California, August 22, 1958. Four women stand side-by side front of building, "Rafu Shimpo, L.A. Japanese Daily News." Nisei lawyer Chiyoko Sakamoto, far left, stands next three representatives of Japanese women lawyers, twins Kazuko and Akiko Yonetsu of Northwest University and Keio University, respectively, and Shizuko Nishizuka of Tokyo.

Inscription
Typed on original negative envelope: Naniwa Bushi Group Girl.

History
Naniwa-bushi, also known as Rokyoku, is a type of traditional Japanese narrative singing.

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