Four Issei "dandies" preparing for the Rose Festival

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Yasui Family Collection

Caption by Homer Yasui: "Four young Issei dandies, all dressed up in what appears to be Rose Festival attire It appears to have been taken in front of the old Japanese Methodist Mission which was located in Northeast Portland. [Masuo Yasui] and Katsusaburo Tamura, both of whom are pictured, stayed at this mission, possibly at the same time...They were so dressed because they were part of a contingent of Japanese men and boys who marched in one of the very earliest of the Rose Festival Parades."

c. 1907


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Courtesy of the Yasui Family Collection

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