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The occasion for this photo is unclear, but it depicts a typical turn-of-the-century Japanese American family--many children, and the inclusion of members beyond the immediate family. Primarily having agricultural roots, it was beneficial for a family to have many children who would be able to serve as help around the house and farm.

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genieinjapan — Last modified Mar 30 2011 7:56 p.m.


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