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[Welcome for Nagoya City Mayor Sugito, Los Angeles, California, 1963]

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Toyo Miyatake Studio [ bio ]

[Welcome for Nagoya City Mayor Sugito, Los Angeles, California, 1963]
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Los Angeles, Calif., 1963


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


10 photographic prints : b&w; ; 5 x 7 in.

Welcome for Nagoya City Mayor Kiyoshi Sugito to Los Angeles, sister city of Nagoya, at Los Angeles City Hall and Koyasan Buddhist Temple and at a party, Los Angeles, California, 1963.
1P: Nagoya High School band performing on the steps of Los Angeles City Hall.
2P: Japanese Philharmonic orchestra conducted by Akira Kikkawa at Koyasan Hall in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles, California. Kikkawa stands on stage bowing to audience surrounded by musicians dressed in white jackets or tops and black pants or skirts. View from back of audience.
3P: Welcome banners for Mayor Sugito in Japanese and English, "Welcome Mayor Sugito" and "City of Los Angeles welcomes Mayor Sugito", hang in front of Los Angeles City Hall.
5P: Mayor Sugito in suit and striped necktie holds a glass and is flanked by ten women in dresses, some with hats. They are identified: Hitormi (2nd from left), Takayo Kato (3rd from left), Sugito (center), Shirakawa (2nd from right), Mitamura (far right).
6P: Mayor Sugito holds a drink, left, next to Soichi Fukui, center, and the Consul General of Japan, right, who holds a bell in his proper left hand. Other people visible in background.
7P: Caucasian woman talks to Eiji Tanabe at left while Mayor Sugito talks to Soichi Fukui at right. Two women in background, right.
8P: Mayor Sugito sits amongst five Caucasian women on a sofa.
9P: Mayor Sugito, center, and Consul General of Japan, right, talk to a Caucasian couple, left.
10P: Two Japanese men, woman wearing a tiara and a Caucasian man in plaid jacket stand outside in front of a tree in a garden.

Typed on original envelope: Nagoya City (Mayor) -- Mr. Sugito -- Welcome -- 1963.

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