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Black & white silent amateur footage of family and business activities of Setsuo Aratani (1885-1940), filmed 1926-1940.

This segment (02:56) shows footage of Aratani's Buddhist funeral (April 1940) in Guadalupe and Santa Maria, California, including services at the Veterans Memorial Community Center in Santa Maria, California [dark]; mourners and community members walking among the floral tributes that fill the Veterans Memorial courtyard; Aratani's open casket surrounded by floral tributes, while a Buddhist priest officiates [dark].

Credit: Setsuo Aratani Collection, Gift of George Aratani, Japanese American National Museum (2004.67). Preserved and made accessible in part by a grant from the National Film Preservation Foundation.

HNRC — Last modified Aug 24 2012 12:13 a.m.


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