[Tournament of the Roses parade floats, Pasadena, California, January 2, 1967]
photograph | negative
January 2, 1967
Photograph by Toyo Miyatake Studio, Gift of the Alan Miyatake Family
1 photographic print : b&w; ; 5 x 7 in.
6 negatives : b&w; ; 120 mm.
Published in Rafu Shimpo, January 4, 1968, English and Japanese sections.
Tournament of the Roses parade floats with "Travel Tales in Flowers" theme features Asian influences in Pasadena, California, January 2, 1967. Includes floats made of flowers and plants sponsored by American Trucking Association, San Francisco, City of South Gate, Sunkist, on street past grandstands filled with people.
1P and 2N: American Trucking Association float features multi-tiered discs with a man in a robe sitting on top tier in front of big swan, woman standing and waving on center tier and swan and potted plants in front. Spectators in grandstands and sidewalk in background.
3N: San Francisco parade float featuring five women in cheong sam and kimono standing on low branches extending out from round dome with Asian woman in front of dragons.
4N: Japan Tourist Bureau and City of South Gate float features women in kimono and men in happi coats and hachimaki around a mikoshi, traveling shrine, with a giant fan in front, tori in center and roofed gate in back. "City of South Gate Salutes Japan" on side of float. Includes 1966 Nisei Week queen Ruby Komai, Miss Tomodachi Barbara Endo, Sachio Kanow, George Fujita, and Masato Takuji.
5N: Sunkist float of a pagoda with Miss Sunkist of Japan, Katsumi Igarashi, in kimono waving inside. Caucasian woman in white suit and black gloves waves at front. "Sunkist" on side.
6N: Curved boat shaped float with man in turban playing organ in center and women in white gowns and gloves sitting and waving at ends.
7N: Three men in happi and hachimaki stand with two women in kimono between banner and mikoshi on City of South Gate float. They are identified: Ruby Komai (tiara), Barbara Endo, Kanow, Fujita, and Takuji. (Published)
Typed on original negative envelope: Rose Parade -- 1967.
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