Issei men in feudal Japanese costumes
Caption by Homer Yasui: "A group of Issei men dressed in feudal Japanese costumes These ancient Japanese costumes represented the samurai, and possibly some of the entourage of a daimyo (a samurai lord); some of the priestly class; the artisan class represented by men in workmen's clothing and carrying framing squares; and interestingly, a couple of komuso (strolling shakuhachi [Japanese flute] players, who wore baskets over their heads); and a couple of men wearing kendo gi (Japanese fencing clothes and protective gear)...If I'm right, this represents the Hood River Japanese community's participation in a chatauqua held in 1914 at Coe's Spring."
- Fujimoto, Renichi
- Yasui, Masuo
- Yasui, Kay
Courtesy of the Yasui Family Collection