Poetry Group, Santa Fe. Courtesy of Reiko Matsumoto.

Photographer: T. Harmon Parkhurst. Santa Fe Poetry Group. Winter 1943 - 1944. Photo courtesy of R. Matsumoto.

From left to right regardless of rows: Unknown, SOGA Yasutaro (Honolulu), Frank Toshinori YAMAUCHI (Gardena, California), Rev. Kogan YOSHIZUMI (Aiea, Oahu, Hawaii), Rev. HASIMOTO Masuharu (Los Angeles), Jack Kaichiro YASUTAKE (Seattle), Unknown, Unknown, Unknown, TATSUHARA Kochi (Kekaha, Kaua'i), Rev. TSUYUKI Taiichi (Los Angeles), HASEGAWA Tsuruzo (Kekaha, Kaua'i), Unknown, OYAMA Iwao (Portland), Rev. Chiko ODATE (Waimea, Kaua'i), Unknown.

This photo was taken in winter 1943-44 at the Santa Fe Internment Camp. Because five of these men are known to have contributed to the manuscript given to my great grandfather, I find it likely that this is a picture of a poetry group active in Santa Fe. Your help in identifying the others is greatly appreciated. If you recognize any of the men pictured or know their families, please notify me at info@ManyMountains.org or call 310 324 3000.

Thanks for your help!

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