Miss Lil Tokio Alice Watanabe extends an invitation to Mayor Frank L. Shaw for the Nisei festival, Los Angeles, 1935
- Miss Lil Tokio Alice Watanabe extends an invitation to Mayor Frank L. Shaw for the Nisei festival, Los Angeles, 1935
- Los Angeles Times
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- August 12, 1935
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- Los Angeles Times Photographs Collection
The first year of the Nisei festival was 1934. The term Nisei was used to signify the second generation, or American-born Japanese who were American citizens. The festival is now  known as Nisei Week. In 1935 the second annual Nisei festival included a banquet, fashion shows, an ondo (folk dance), kendo contests, a pageant tracing Japanese history, flower and tea ceremonies and a parade.
Text from negative sleeve: 1678, 8/14/35. Fukiko Hori, Miye Fujioka, Alice Watanabe, Mayor Shaw, Mary Ota, Kay Okamoto. [stamped:] Aug 22 1935.
Photograph of mayor Frank Shaw with Nisei festival participants on the steps of the City Hall. Alice Watanabe, the first queen of the Nisei festival, hands the mayor an invitation to the festival in the form of a ribbon-bound scroll. People watch from the top of the steps.
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cellulose nitrate film
- Festivals--California--Los Angeles
Iino, Alice Shizuko Watanabe, 1916-1959
Nisei Week (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Kawai, Miye Fujioka, b. 1917
Murase, Fukiko Hori, b. 1918
Shaw, Frank L., 1877-1958
- Los Angeles (Calif.)
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- still image
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