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[Tournament of the Roses parade floats, Pasadena, California, January 1, 1966]

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

[Tournament of the Roses parade floats, Pasadena, California, January 1, 1966]
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Neg Type: 120.00 mm

Pasadena, Calif., January 1, 1966


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


7 negatives : b&w; ; 120 mm.

Published in Rafu Shimpo, January 4, 1966.

Tournament of the Roses parade floats with Asian influences in Pasadena, California, January 1, 1966. Includes floats made of flowers and plants sponsored by Occidental Life of California and Pasadena City Schools on street past palm trees and grandstands filled with people.
1N, 4N, 5N: Crown City float entry, "Pasadena City Schools, Salute our sister cities", features four women in different dress standing on a giant scroll with a giant crown at back and two giant roses in the center. Two Caucasian women in sleeveless gowns stand at back flanking crown. Japanese woman in kimono stands at front left, "Mishima" ; a Caucasian woman in German folk costume representing Ludwigshafen, Germany stands at front right.
2N: San Francisco, Osaka Sister City float features a large fan, "Osaka Sister City" at one end followed by a woman in kimono standing under a pagoda roofed structure
3N, 6N, 7N: Occidental Life's "Boys Day in Japan" float features two boys sitting at front of float under lanterns, in front of a large torii, or gate, a woman in kimono holding an umbrella standing on a bridge in center, and women in kimono standing under a temple gate with koinobori, or flying carp, at back of float. They are identified: two boys are brothers Rex and Neal Ito, woman on bridge is Nisei Week princess Barbara Ishii, two women at back are Nisei Week princess Betty Ann Kishi and 1965 Rose Queen Dawn Baker. (Published)

Typed on original negative envelope: Rose Parade Floats.

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