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[Shuji Kawasaki, Japanese Diet member of Nagoya, presenting Japanese Samurai helmet to Los Angeles City at Mayor's office in City Hall, Los Angeles, California, August 26, 1959]

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[Shuji Kawasaki, Japanese Diet member of Nagoya, presenting Japanese Samurai helmet to Los Angeles City at Mayor's office in City Hall, Los Angeles, California, August 26, 1959]
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Los Angeles, Calif., August 26, 1959

(96.267.687)

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

Description

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

Published in Rafu Shimpo, August 27, 1959, Japanese section.

Liberal Democrat of Japanese Diet, Shuji Kawasaki of Nagoya, Japan presents a gift of a Japanese Samurai helmet to the City of Los Angeles, represented by Steven Gabbin (?) receiving it on behalf of Mayor Norris Poulson in the Mayor's office in City Hall of Los Angeles, California, August 26, 1959. Japanese man in double-breasted pinstriped suit hands a Japanese helmet on a black stand to a Caucasian man in a suit, left. Smiling man in eyeglasses, Consul General of Japan Yukio Hasumi, stands between the men in center. The mother of Kawasaki, an older woman in kimono, stands at right in a light colored kimono with hands clasped in front of her. Model ship sits on corner of desk next to nameplate, "Norris Poulson", in foreground. Globe below an image of an airplane in background right. Elephant figurines at left.

Inscription
Typed on original negative envelope: City Hall (Mayor's Office) -- Kawasaki, Mr. from Nagoya.

History
Two helmets were presented to Los Angeles city as a thank you gift for trees set to the Okazaki Memorial Hall in front of the Japanese Diet.

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