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1930 Japanese American portraits

Bunkerhill

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Hello all,

I recently purchased a few photos for my Japanese American collection. Fortunately, there are captions. Unfortunately, I don’t speak Japanese. This first photo is a portrait by Japanese photographer Sadaichi Imada of Los Angeles, California. I think it dates to about 1930 and there is an inscription to the photograph folder. Would someone be kind enough to translate for me?
 

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This portrait might be from the same time period but it came with the Imada photo. Taken by Japanese photographer N. Igarashi of a young couple. Inscription included. I am completely unfamiliar with the photographer.
 

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昭和八年十月廿二日
光征夫妻


南川光舟
〃?月 様

October 22, 1933
Mr.and Mrs. Mitsuyuki
(Mitsuyuki is usually a male given name.)

Presented to
Minamikawa Kōshū/Mitsufune
Minamikawa ?


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加藤高雄 三十三才
ツル 二十九才

Katō Takao 33 years old
Tsuru 29 years old
 

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Toritoribe,


Many thanks! Very pleased I can catalog these photos with this information. Looking forward to further research on the first couple. There is a great deal of information available on the Japanese Americans who were imprisoned during the war.


Is ' Minamikawa Kōshū/Mitsufune ' a full name? or is this a name followed by a location?

thank you,
BH
 

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That's a full name. I suppose it might be his artist name or something, as same as his wife's name.
 

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Thank you so much for your help, Toritoribe.

Kind regards - BH
 

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Toritoribe,


Many thanks! Very pleased I can catalog these photos with this information. Looking forward to further research on the first couple. There is a great deal of information available on the Japanese Americans who were imprisoned during the war.


Is ' Minamikawa Kōshū/Mitsufune ' a full name? or is this a name followed by a location?

thank you,
BH
You might like this novel if you're interested in what it was like in America for Japanese people around that era.
 

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Thank you, Lothar! Will add to my Amazon wish list. Fortunately there are a lot of great books on the subject out there for people like myself.
 
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