Who Are These People?
by Linda Okazaki
Isn’t this photo spectacular?
The handwriting on the back is in Japanese and only identifies the date and the location: 5 December 1956, Wedding Place, Shimo cho, Kita ku, Tokyo.
The background appears to be a studio.
Wedding venues are common in Japan. No venue specifically for weddings appears to still exist in this town.
The groom and the young boy are dressed in western clothing, while the others are in Japanese attire. The young man in the back row on the right is dressed in a Japanese school uniform.
Who are the people in this photo? Why was this photo found in the United States?
My colleague who was possession of this photo has no additional information. She would like to return it to the rightful family.
So, genealogists and Japanese American friends, are you up for the challenge? Can you identify the people in the photo?
Send me your input. LindaHOkazaki@gmail.com