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First Hill drum and bugle corps (ddr-densho-353-360)
img First Hill drum and bugle corps (ddr-densho-353-360)
The Corps performed at the national Japanese American Citizens League convention.
Young girl plays piano her teacher observing (ddr-densho-362-24)
img Young girl plays piano her teacher observing (ddr-densho-362-24)
A Marie Konishi plays the piano while her teacher, Mitseu Ushio, observes.
Young Japanese American woman playing the piano (ddr-densho-362-26)
img Young Japanese American woman playing the piano (ddr-densho-362-26)
Picture of a young woman playing the piano with an inscription on the front and back of the picture. Inscription on the front of photo reads "Dearest Mich-chan, Sincerely, Mitsue Ushio". Inscription on the back of the photo reads June 9, 1945.
Stage performace at Nippon Kan Theatre (ddr-densho-383-366)
img Stage performace at Nippon Kan Theatre (ddr-densho-383-366)
Written on front of photograph: "June 14, 1931(?)" Written on back of photograph: "Mom [Tamako Inouye] - 3rd from L. Teacher on rt playing biwa".
Performace at Nippon Kan Theatre (ddr-densho-383-357)
img Performace at Nippon Kan Theatre (ddr-densho-383-357)
Toku Inouye performing on stage (third from left) at Nippon Kan Theatre. Stamped on photograph mat frame: "Toyo Studio, Seattle, Wn." Written on back of photograph: "Mom, third from left. Teacher - in black kimono next to musicians. They all helped make sakura flowers while waiting their turn during practice".
Kabuki performance at Nippon Kan Theatre (ddr-densho-383-358)
img Kabuki performance at Nippon Kan Theatre (ddr-densho-383-358)
Performance of "Yoshitsune Senbon Zakura," or "Yoshitsune and the Thousand Cherry Trees," at Nippon Kan Theatre. Tamako Inouye on stage in kimono, at back right. Printed and pasted on back of photograph: "Kabuki was extremely popular in the mid-thirties. This is a scene from Sen Zakura (a thousand cherry blossoms), a play centered on Yoshitsune, a …
Kabuki performance at Nippon Kan Theatre (ddr-densho-383-362)
img Kabuki performance at Nippon Kan Theatre (ddr-densho-383-362)
Performance of "Yoshitsune Senbon Zakura," or "Yoshitsune and the Thousand Cherry Trees," at Nippon Kan Theatre. Written on back of photograph: "Mid-thirties at Nippon Kan (Hall). A scene from Kabuki - Senbon Zakura (Thousand Sakura). Dancing (Dancer) stems from literature. Mt. Yoshino - site where there are thousands of blossoms? Play-center on Yoshitsune, medieval warrior who …
Quintet playing instruments (ddr-densho-383-360)
img Quintet playing instruments (ddr-densho-383-360)
Group of five men practicing or playing for performance at Nippon Kan Theatre. Embossed on photograph: "Toyo Studio, Seattle Wn."
Kabuki performance at Nippon Kan Theatre (ddr-densho-383-365)
img Kabuki performance at Nippon Kan Theatre (ddr-densho-383-365)
Performance of "Yoshitsune Senbon Zakura," or "Yoshitsune and the Thousand Cherry Trees," at Nippon Kan Theatre. Written on back of photograph: Mom [Tamako Inouye] - dancer on rt".
Nippon Kan stage with backdrop (ddr-densho-383-361)
img Nippon Kan stage with backdrop (ddr-densho-383-361)
Curtain drawn over stage at Nippon Kan Theatre. Written on photograph: "Aiko Studio".
Postcard photograph of woman and girl in kimonos (ddr-densho-383-434)
img Postcard photograph of woman and girl in kimonos (ddr-densho-383-434)
Tamako Inouye on left with music teacher on right. Embossed on front of photograph: "Aiko Studio, Seattle, Wash." Written on back of photograph: "Mom on left with Biwa teacher".
Drawing of the music school at Tanforan Assembly Center (ddr-densho-392-5)
doc Drawing of the music school at Tanforan Assembly Center (ddr-densho-392-5)
Caption written by Kenneth Iyeki: "This is the Tanforan music school which prior to evacuation served the racetrack fans as a refreshment house. At all hours, the sounds of pianos and violins would sound forth from every window. Every so often, music concerts would be held, and the edifice would be jammed every time. The [sic] …
Japanese singer (ddr-densho-397-119)
img Japanese singer (ddr-densho-397-119)
The caption in the photo album reads "Miss Asai sings a S. American number". Takashi Matsui was stationed in Japan with the U.S. military during the Allied occupation of Japan after the end of World War II.
Japanese women performers (ddr-densho-397-273)
img Japanese women performers (ddr-densho-397-273)
The caption in the photo album reads "Girls entertain the boys at the billet one Sunday evening". Takashi Matsui was stationed in Japan with the U.S. military during the Allied occupation of Japan after the end of World War II.
Portrait of a woman with a music book (ddr-densho-404-134)
img Portrait of a woman with a music book (ddr-densho-404-134)
Portrait of a young woman wearing a plaid blouse and posing with a book titled, "Children's Piano Pieces: The Whole World Plays."
Children's shamisen performance (ddr-densho-475-260)
img Children's shamisen performance (ddr-densho-475-260)
Black and white photograph of children in traditional Japanese dress performing with shamisen instruments on stage with younger children watching in the audience.
Band portrait (ddr-densho-359-86)
img Band portrait (ddr-densho-359-86)
Masaru Okano poses with his clarinet for a portrait. He lived in Japan from 1923-1933, finishing middle school there.
Marching band (ddr-densho-359-91)
img Marching band (ddr-densho-359-91)
A student marching band parading across a field.
School band photograph (ddr-densho-359-34)
img School band photograph (ddr-densho-359-34)
Japanese boys in school uniforms pose with their band instruments for a group photograph. Masaru Okano lived in Japan from 1923-1933.
Seated woman holding instrument (ddr-ajah-3-5)
img Seated woman holding instrument (ddr-ajah-3-5)
Caption: Frances Tsuchiya, of Alameda, CA., performs the Namida No Watari Dori (Migratory bird) song with shamison in this posed studio portrait. January 1935. Caption includes reprint of article about a performance of the song from the Japanese American News, July 22, 1933. Photo is signed on front: Love Frances
Portrait of woman holding instrument (ddr-ajah-3-6)
img Portrait of woman holding instrument (ddr-ajah-3-6)
Caption: Frances Tsuchiya performs the Namida No Watari Dori (Migratory bird) song with shamisen in this posed studio portrait. January 1935. Written on photo front: For Toma, Love Frances
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