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C. 1935 Japanese American Ladies group of Hollywood, CA

Bunkerhill

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Another addition to my Japanese American collection. Unlike so many photos, this one does have a caption / title. The photo studio was located in Hollywood, California.

Any help with a translation would be greatly appreciated,
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みどり會幹部及理事
Staffs and directors of Midori-kai (the name of a society/club)
 

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Thank you so much, Toritoribe! I did a little digging to learn more about the ' Midori-kai ' clubs. Found an excerpt from ' City Girls: The Nisei Social World in Los Angeles 1920-1950 ' by Valerie Matsumo. Good explanation of the purpose of the clubs so I purchased the book - looks really interesting.
 

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Thank you so much, Toritoribe! I did a little digging to learn more about the ' Midori-kai ' clubs. Found an excerpt from ' City Girls: The Nisei Social World in Los Angeles 1920-1950 ' by Valerie Matsumo. Good explanation of the purpose of the clubs so I purchased the book - looks really interesting.
Well don't leave us hanging! What did the Midori-kais do?
 

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Basically helped Japanese women learn how to cook and bake in Western style food. Also taught them Japanese cooking. Is referred to in the book as an " Uptown Ladies Club ". The Japanese YMCA also offered lessons to the Japanese American ladies.

I think this is going to be a really interesting book.

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