This collection includes digitized photographs and a commemorative photo album related to the Kobata family. Images in the
collection include the Kobata Nursery in Los Angeles, plants at the nursery, tour photographs of Japan, and portraits of the
Kobata family. All of the items in this collection have been digitized and are available online.
Harold Takashi Kobata was born in Gardena on April 5, 1926 to Giichiro and Umeno Kobata. Giichiro and Umeno Kobata immigrated
from Japan in the early 1900s and opened the Kobata Nursery in Los Angeles on Jefferson. Harold attended Gardena High School
before relocating to Salt Lake City during World War II. After World War II, he moved back to Gardena and went to college.
Harold married his wife Reiko Hagio on October 1, 1954, and they had two children together. He died in October 2020.
All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Director of the Gerth
Archives and Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Gerth Archives and Special Collections
as the owner of the physical materials and not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must
also be obtained.
There are no access restrictions on this collection.