Community activities

Japanese Americans of the pre-World War II era, urban and rural dwellers alike, lived in tight-knit communities bound together by a wide variety of shared associations and institutions. In an era marked by pronounced anti-Asian racism, Japanese Americans in cities tended to live in segregated ghettoes. While discrimination was the reason for isolated Japanese American neighborhoods, the well-organized and tight-knit community provided a rich social and cultural foundation for the Japanese immigrants and their children.

Community activities (600)

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Jim Tsutsui-- Master of Ceremonies (ddr-jamsj-1-152)
img Jim Tsutsui-- Master of Ceremonies (ddr-jamsj-1-152)
Seventh Annual Landscape Gardener's Convention held in Southern California.
Program for the Seabiscuit Redecication event (September 23, 1991) (ddr-janm-4-18)
doc Program for the Seabiscuit Redecication event (September 23, 1991) (ddr-janm-4-18)
Program for the Seabiscuit Redecication event held at the Tanforan Race Track in San Bruno, California (September 23, 1991).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 54, No. 5 (February 2, 1962) (ddr-pc-34-5)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 54, No. 5 (February 2, 1962) (ddr-pc-34-5)
Selected article titles: "PSWDC Chapter Clinic Expected to Be Among Best" (p.1), "Revised Fair Housing Bill for San Fancisco City Presented" (p.1), "1942 Emergency Meeting" (p.2), "New Canadian Immigration Policy Removing Some Color Bars Adopted, Seek Quality Instead of Quantity-JCCA Not 'Sold'" (p.3), "Oregon State Senator Urges Nisei to Pass Wartime Evacuation Experiences to Sansei" (p.3), ...
Personality cards (ddr-csujad-26-43)
doc Personality cards (ddr-csujad-26-43)
Journal entries written by high school students discussing their observations and perspectives on a variety of topics including family interactions, memories, homesickness, friendships, social interactions, school, self-reflection, juvenile delinquency, peer behaviors, death, religion, opinions, and worldviews. Each entry includes the full date and student name. The entries were part of a class assignment and collected for ...
George Masumi Sakai (ddr-csujad-8-95)
doc George Masumi Sakai (ddr-csujad-8-95)
Oral history interview with George Masumi Sakai. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Sakai, George Masumi
Masami Arita (ddr-csujad-8-7)
doc Masami Arita (ddr-csujad-8-7)
Oral history interview with Masami Arita. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Arita, Masami
Commemorating Seytsu Takahashi's 45 year anniversary as Archbishop of Shingon Buddhist Mission (ddr-csujad-29-15)
img Commemorating Seytsu Takahashi's 45 year anniversary as Archbishop of Shingon Buddhist Mission (ddr-csujad-29-15)
Postcard photo commemorating Seytsu Takahashi's 45 year anniversary as Archbishop of Shingon Buddhist Mission. Oral history interview transcript and audio are found in items: csufccop_jaoh_0027 and csufccop_jaoh_0029. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: 1616_P01
Japanese American women in Phoenix, Arizona (ddr-densho-242-28)
img Japanese American women in Phoenix, Arizona (ddr-densho-242-28)
Caption by Ike Hatchimonji: "Japanese ladies in Phoenix, Arizona. No other details available. The year was probably 1931."
Group portrait of Japanese Americans in formal attire (ddr-densho-242-25)
img Group portrait of Japanese Americans in formal attire (ddr-densho-242-25)
Caption by Ike Hatchimonji: "Ninomiya photo - could be in Los Angeles. No data available."
img "Hood River Japanese community hall" (ddr-densho-259-349)
Caption by Yuka Yasui: "Hood River Japanese community hall."
Issei men in suits wearing Japanese flag lapel pins (ddr-densho-259-344)
img Issei men in suits wearing Japanese flag lapel pins (ddr-densho-259-344)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "Group of Issei men in business suits, all of them wearing Japanese flag lapel pins There are strings of paper flags of many nations strung from the ceiling...I will guess that this was some sort of celebration of Japan's entry into World War I on the side of the Allies, because I ...
img "Group of three Nisei girls" (ddr-densho-259-537)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "Group of three Nisei girls Chieko [Takasumi], who was called 'Chikie' was a very popular Nisei girl in the Hood River Nikkei community."
Issei on a mountain (ddr-densho-259-217)
img Issei on a mountain (ddr-densho-259-217)
Unidentified Issei on what appears to be a mountain. Possibly Mount Hood, Oregon.
Japanese American and white men and boys at St. Marks church (ddr-densho-259-110)
img Japanese American and white men and boys at St. Marks church (ddr-densho-259-110)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "St. Marks Church in Hood River, showing [Masuo Yasui], several Issei men, a Caucasian minister, and remarkably, a Japanese minister not Isaac Inouye. St. Marks was either a Catholic or Episcopalian church--or maybe it was a Lutheran church. In any event, the two clerics are wearing their collars backwards, as Catholic and ...
Northwest division of Methodist women, Hood River conference (ddr-densho-259-164)
img Northwest division of Methodist women, Hood River conference (ddr-densho-259-164)
Caption in Japanese at bottom of photograph: "Northwest division of Methodist women, Hood River conference." Caption by Homer Yasui: "A large print gathering of some Hood River Issei , together with a large number of out-of-town Issei women in front of the Hood River Community Hall."
img "Hood River Nikkei community" (ddr-densho-259-141)
Hood River Nikkei community. Caption by Homer Yasui: " [This picture] was surely taken on the side of the little hill which was slightly to the east and north of the [Hood River] Japanese Community Hall The Hall was built around then, so this may have been a commemorative portrait."
Nisei children gathered in a living room (ddr-densho-259-193)
img Nisei children gathered in a living room (ddr-densho-259-193)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "Portrait of the Yasui children, from Michi on down, together with the Shimbo children, in the living room of the latter. The Shimbos were family friends living in Walla Walla, WA, and we went to visit them one summer."
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