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An album titled as Bokoku homon kinen [= Memory of visiting home country] containing mainly photographs taken during Kamie Taenaka’s trip to Japan. Kamie Taenaka participates in the Koyasan Los Angeles Branch Tourist Party tour in 1955, which is arranged by Koyasan Los Angeles Branch and conducted by Nihon Kotsu Kosha, a Japanese tourist agency. She also visits her relatives for family reunification after the tour. The album contains group photographs of the tourists taken at tourist spots in Japan, including Tokyo, Kyoto, Kamakura, Hamamatsu, Osaka, Nara, Shiga, and Wakayama. It also includes photographs of the Taenaka’s relatives in Japan taken during the trip. The album also contains photographs taken in California in other occasions: the stone grave of Tamesaburo and Tamie Taenaka located in Los Angeles; Tamesaburo Taenaka and his family taken in 1943; and Taenaka family at Sequoia National Park.
black and white Japanese in America, circa early 1900s-1960s, boxes 7-12: The collection contains photographs and albums of the Japanese in the United States, mainly Washington, California, Colorado, and Utah. The photographs include family portraits and snapshots capturing their community activities and local events, such as picnic, wedding, funeral, local associations’ activities, etc, mostly taken in the early 1900s. Also includes sets of photographs and albums compiled by the Taenaka family, a Japanese family settled in Los Angeles, California. The Taenaka family photographs depict their lives as Japanese immigrants, Nisei children, and Kibei soldier participating in the war as well as their Japanese family relationship in pre-war and post-war Japan.