Mae Hara and Rae Yoshioka at World's Fair

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Mae Hara Collection

Mae (Kanazawa) Hara spent three years (1932-1935) in Chicago to attend college and study music. During the summer of 1933, Chicago hosted the World's Fair. Hara and her cousin, Rae Yoshioka, worked at the Japanese Pavilion. During the opening ceremonies both girls wore kimonos and served as ushers. Hara also sang in a 5,000 voice choir which performed Handel's Messiah.

summer 1933


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Courtesy of Mae Hara Collection