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[Salonpas girls baseball team from Japan in front of Rafu Shimpo, Los Angeles, California, October 27, 1967]

Miyatake, Toyo
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[Salonpas girls baseball team from Japan in front of Rafu Shimpo, Los Angeles, California, October 27, 1967]
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Los Angeles, Calif., October 27, 1967

(96.267.971)

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

Description

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

Published in Rafu Shimpo, October 28, 1967.

Portrait of Salonpas girls baseball team from Japan on sidewalk in front of the Rafu Shimpo building in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles, California, October 27, 1967. Twenty girls in baseball uniforms with "Salonpas" across the chest stand pose in three rows. Five men in suits stand with them; four of them wear hats and Japan logo on their suits. One baseball player in back row holds a sign, "Japan girls base ball, Brazil - Peru - Hawaii - Ecuador - Panama, Salonpas Team." Street extends into distance at right; Rafu Shimpo building at left. The Team managers and company officers accompanying the team are identified: Masao Nakano, manager; Masayoshi Nakatomi, president; and Kiyoshi Sakai, manager of general affairs. "Rafu Shimpo. L.A. Japanese Daily News" on wall behind them.

Inscription
Typed on original envelope: Salonpas Girls Baseball Team from Japan.

History
The baseball players were all employees of the Hisamitsu Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. They wore pink uniforms. They played male teams on their tour. Tomi Endo was their star player.

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