Issei men in feudal Japanese costumes

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Yasui Family Collection

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."

c. 1914


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Courtesy of the Yasui Family Collection

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