2 images. Groundbreaking for new Seibu department store, 22 September 1960. Arthur Y. Fujiwara (Vice President, Seibu Corporation); Shojiro Kojima (President, Seibu Railway Company); Reverend Taiichi Tsuyuki; Seiji Tsutsumi (President of Seibu Department Store chain).; Caption slip reads: "Photographer: Monteverde. Date: 1960-09-22. Reporter: Boynoff. Assignment: Groundbreaking. 42/9 & 10: L to R: Arthur Y. Fujiwara, v p., Seibu Corp.; Shojiro Kojima, Pres., Seibu Railway Co.; Rev. Taiichi Tsuyuki; Seiji Tsutsumi, Pres., Seibu Department Store chain. 75/76: L to R: Arthur Y. Fujiwara, v. p., Seibu Corp., Shojiro Kojima, Pres., Seibu Railway Co., Seiji Tsutsumi, Pres., Seibu Department Store chain." Additional information: the drawing of the Seibu store can be seen behind the dignitaries. The store was located on the SE corner of Wilshire and Fairfax - the building is still there, in a slightly modified form, serving the Petersen Automotive Museum. Seibu, which was an upscale Japanese department store, opened in the Welton Becket-designed building (same firm that designed the Dorothy Chandler Music center) in 1960 and closed in 1964 - the store proved unprofitable, and LA was not ready for upscale Japanese goods.