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TITLE
Osato-son group celebrating Japanese emperor's birthday
 
DESCRIPTION
Osato-son group celebrating Japanese emperor's birthday

Original caption: "Osato-son group celebrating Tenchosetsu (the Japanese emperor's birthday). The American and Japanese flags reflect the dual national loyalties felt by the group. The celebration of Tenchosetsu by Okinawans reflected their identification as Japanese."
UCHINANCHU: A History of Okinawans in Hawaii
 
CONTEXT
Like most immigrants, the Issei retained a respect for their homeland and its traditions. Shown here is the emperor's birthday celebration in Waipahu, Hawaii, 1921.
 
CREDIT
Oshige Taira
UCHINANCHU: A History of Okinawans in Hawaii

 
DATE
1921