Minidoka

Concentration Camp

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Japanese Americans in front of canteen (ddr-densho-2-38)
img Japanese Americans in front of canteen (ddr-densho-2-38)
Peggie Yorita and her friend, Fumie Hariguchi, stand in front of Canteen 30.
Camp garden (ddr-densho-2-69)
img Camp garden (ddr-densho-2-69)
This garden was designed by Mr. Kogita (first name unknown), second from the left. Peggie Yorita is on the far left.
Japanese Americans playing horseshoes (ddr-densho-15-54)
img Japanese Americans playing horseshoes (ddr-densho-15-54)
Norio Mitsuoka (left) and (first name unknown) Hikida playing a game of horseshoes.
Japanese Americans at Shoshone Falls (ddr-densho-15-64)
img Japanese Americans at Shoshone Falls (ddr-densho-15-64)
Japanese Americans from the Minidoka concentration camp visit Shoshone Falls. This area was a popular destination for camp inmates on a day pass. Left to right: Yoneko Tanaka, Fusako Shimizu, Ayako (last name unknown), and Lily Hori.
Two children outside barracks (ddr-densho-15-49)
img Two children outside barracks (ddr-densho-15-49)
Two of Hana Matsuo's children pose with the fire-station dog.
Japanese Americans washing dishes (ddr-densho-15-74)
img Japanese Americans washing dishes (ddr-densho-15-74)
Issei washing dishes inside the camp's warehouse kitchen.
Visitor's receipt for meals (ddr-densho-25-110)
doc Visitor's receipt for meals (ddr-densho-25-110)
In 1943, Mitsuo Iseri was on leave from the 442nd Regimental Combat Team. He visited Minidoka, and received this receipt for meals.
Children standing on a truck (ddr-densho-34-146)
img Children standing on a truck (ddr-densho-34-146)
The Hayashida and Kitamoto children are about to leave the Minidoka concentration camp for their homes on Bainbridge Island, Washington. Mr. Frank Yoshito Kitamoto bought this truck to transport both families' belongings. Yoshito Frank Kitamoto also went by Frank Yoshito Kitamoto.
Nisei serviceman with wife and daughter (ddr-densho-37-751)
img Nisei serviceman with wife and daughter (ddr-densho-37-751)
Original WRA caption: T/4 Taniguchi visits his wife and daughter at the Minidoka Relocation Center before returning to his unit in the Pacific. Taniguchi volunteered for the Army in 1942 when he and his family were at Tule Lake before it became a segregation center. He served in the China-Burma-India theatre and served on load ...
Family outside barracks (ddr-densho-37-673)
img Family outside barracks (ddr-densho-37-673)
Original WRA caption: Sakamoto family picture on golden wedding anniversary of Joseph Gerald Osamu Sakamoto and Mary Ann Tsuchi Sakamoto, both 80, at the Minidoka Relocation Center on December 11, 1943. Married in Japan, they came to the U.S. in 1894. Mr. Sakamoto was an early Seattle hotel proprietor. His son, James Y. Sakamoto, 40 ...
Japanese American ice skating (ddr-densho-37-677)
img Japanese American ice skating (ddr-densho-37-677)
Original WRA caption: Girl skating on a frozen pond in the center.
Japanese Americans working in a field (ddr-densho-37-709)
img Japanese Americans working in a field (ddr-densho-37-709)
Original WRA caption: Junior High School boys and girls of Hunt pull onions on the project farm during harvest vacation.
Group in camp director's office (ddr-densho-37-735)
img Group in camp director's office (ddr-densho-37-735)
The Minidoka concentration camp director, Harry Stafford, is seated at his desk.
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