Los Angeles remembering 1932 Olympics through photos, poets, newspapers exhibit at Little Tokyo

Japanese American Cultural & Community Center

Torch: 1932 Los Angeles Olympics Photos by Toyo Miyatake”
Curated by Hirokazu Kosakia

July 11 – August 8
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM, Closed on Mondays

Japan-born Toyo Miyatake (1895-1979) was a prolific photographer during the 1930s. In 1932,  he was hired by the Japanese newspaper Asahi Shimbun to photograph the Los Angeles Summer
Olympics.

Torch: 1932 Los Angeles Olympics Photos by Toyo Miyatake is exhibiting Miyatake’s photos featuring the Japanese athletes, and memorabilia, and the Olympics Edition of Los Angeles Times. Accompanying the photos are bilingual poems from Torch (1933), a collection of Japanese poetry published in commemoration of the Olympics, written by Issei poets of Los Angeles.

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P01: Los Angeles remembering 1932 Olympics through photos, poets, newspapers exhibit at Little Tokyo

P02: Little Tokyo’s “Torch” exhibition displays 1932 Olympic Edition of Los Angeles Times

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