Japanese American National Museum
Collections & Research

[Japanese garden at Chavez Ravine, Los Angeles, California, December 1, 1966]

Rafu Shimpo [ bio ]
Toyo Miyatake Studio [ bio ]

[Japanese garden at Chavez Ravine, Los Angeles, California, December 1, 1966]
Enlarge Image (87.8KB)

Neg Type: 120.00 mm

Los Angeles, Calif., December 1, 1966


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


3 negatives : b&w; ; 120 mm.

Published in Rafu Shimpo supplement, December 19, 1966.

Japanese garden featuring six foot tall toro, or Japanese stone lantern, at Chavez Ravine, also known as Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, California, December 1, 1966. Includes different views of garden with stone features, and two men, including Mich Mitsu Inamura, working on garden.

Typed on original envelope: Japanese Garden at Chavez Ravine for Holiday Issue.

The garden was located at the edge of parking lot #37. The lantern was a gift from a Japanese sportswriter, Sotaro Suzuki of Yomiuri Shinbun of Tokyo. Inamura created and cared for the Japanese garden.

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 Policy
Copyright © 1998-2021 Japanese American National Museum
100 North Central Avenue, Los Angeles California 90012   ▪   phone: 213.625.0414