Tamaki Miura performed an aria from Madame Butterfly as part of the opening performance for the Sylvan Theatre on the Washington Monument grounds in June 1917. Miura was a Japanese opera singer who toured Europe and the United States in the 1910s and 1920s.

Learn more at Histories of the National Mall.

Tamaki Miura performed an aria from Madame Butterfly as part of the opening performance for the Sylvan Theatre on the Washington Monument grounds in June 1917. Miura was a Japanese opera singer who toured Europe and the United States in the 1910s and 1920s.

Learn more at Histories of the National Mall.

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    At first I was putting this up as a look-how-cool-Japanese-US-interchange-was-before-WWII post. But yeah, so Tamaki...
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