Japanese American National Museum
Collections & Research

[Yamashita twins at Japanese Hospital of Los Angeles, California, August 1959]

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

[Yamashita twins at Japanese Hospital of Los Angeles, California, August 1959]
Enlarge Image (87.8KB)


Los Angeles, Calif., August 1959


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


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

Published in Rafu Shimpo, August 15, 1959.

Nurse Nancy Tanaka presents two orchids to Henry Y. and Tomoe Yamashita, parents of newborn twin boys at the Japanese Hospital of Los Angeles in California, August 1959. Mother sits in bed holding two infants wrapped in white blankets. A young woman, nurse Nancy Tanaka, in hospital scrubs stands at right edge of bed holding a couple of orchids. Hospital administrator Edwin Hiroto in striped bow tie, eyeglasses and crew cut stands at far right. Father in eyeglasses stands at left behind new mother.

Typed on original negative envelope: Japanese Hospital -- Twins.

All requests for permission to publish, reproduce, or quote from materials in this collection must be submitted to the Collections Management & Access Unit at the Japanese American National Museum (



Jump to Top of Page Japanese American National Museum home   ▪   Privacy Policy
Copyright © 1998-2020 Japanese American National Museum
100 North Central Avenue, Los Angeles California 90012   ▪   phone: 213.625.0414