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Japanese Tea House






This photo is in Chamber of Tea Association of Shizuoka Pref. (link)
(Researched : Ako Yoshino)
Translation: "October 1917 Tea House of Cliff House in SF"
"Mr. Aizawa, Muramatsu, Yanbe"



John Martini analysis (4/14/09):  "A U.S. Army soldier in full dress uniform. Probably from the Presidio. It's hard to read the insignia but he appears to be wearing corporal's stripes. Also, the light colored bands on his hat and sleeves might have been yellow, which is the color associated with Cavalry troops. (Artillerymen wore red trim and Infantry soldiers wore blue, both of which would have photographed darker.)"

Judy Cash analysis:  There seems to be a special occasion about to start there, as they are decorating the teahouse with American flags. My estimation of date for this photo is February or March 1915 - possibly opening day of ppie?

Image courtesy of Judy Cash Collection



Credit: U.S. Army