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

This segment (04:08; emulsion badly damaged) shows a group at a formal dinner [dark]; guests toast the event with sake; individual dinner guests making toasts with sake cups; a banquet table set with Japanese dishes; banqueteers; Setsuo Aratani addressing the banquet group; a dancer in costume, holding a basket, entertains the group; and banqueteers and servers dance.

Credits: 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 12:38 a.m.


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