Access to this collection is generously supported by Arcadia funds. Kimiko Tamura dressed a kimono and standing next to a stone lantern in the Japanese garden created by florist Toyo Y. Maeda at his shop in downtown Los Angeles. The shop was located at 113 N. San Pedro St. on the block north of 1st St. (later the block was re-named Judge John Aiso St.). Related to the article with a similar photograph by Barbara Miller, "Southland Homes and gardens; you can Travel World Gardens at home!" Los Angeles Times, 21 Jul. 1935: E19. Related to the article by Timothy G. Turner, "Rediscovering Los Angeles," Los Angeles Times, 17 Feb. 1936: A1. Toyo Y. Maeda created the Japanese garden in a former parking lot behind his florist shop. Text from negative sleeve: 3298. H + G (House + Garden?). Jap Garden. Jan 21 1936 stamp [date is incorrect].
b&w nitrate negative
Japanese gardens--California--Los Angeles Tamura, Kimiko, b. 1926 or 1927 Maeda, Toyo Y., b. 1883 or 1884