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.

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Ten Issei men (ddr-densho-259-327)
img Ten Issei men (ddr-densho-259-327)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "10 Issei men, all in western attire. Location not identified, but there is a handwritten date of 1907 at the top. Around then, Masuo [Yasui] was living in Portland at either the Japanese Methodist Mission or at the home of the Caucasian attorney, for whom he worked as a houseboy."
Group photograph of Japanese American women and children (ddr-densho-259-34)
img Group photograph of Japanese American women and children (ddr-densho-259-34)
Group photograph of Japanese American women and children, including Shidzuyo, Min, and Ches Yasui. Date and location unknown, though it may be a photograph from a gathering of Nikkei living in Hood River, Oregon.
Group of Issei women with reverend (ddr-densho-259-226)
img Group of Issei women with reverend (ddr-densho-259-226)
Caption by Yuka Yasui: "Mrs. Munemoto, Mrs. Iwasa, Mrs. Iwatsuka, Mrs. Tanimoto, Mrs. Yamaki."
The Northwest Times Vol. 1 No. 58 (August 15, 1947) (ddr-densho-229-45)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 1 No. 58 (August 15, 1947) (ddr-densho-229-45)
"Civic Unity Group Airs Dramas on Bias Issues Over KJR" (p. 1), "Asks For Bids on Hunt, Idaho, Buildings" (p. 1)
The Northwest Times Vol. 1 No. 80 (October 31, 1947) (ddr-densho-229-67)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 1 No. 80 (October 31, 1947) (ddr-densho-229-67)
"End Race Ban Now : Truman Committee" (p. 1), "Free Baby Clinic Opens Nov. 6" (p. 1).
Room shot of the audience (ddr-jamsj-1-493)
img Room shot of the audience (ddr-jamsj-1-493)
Dinner reception for the Ninth Annual California Landscape Gardeners Convention held at Cabana Hotel.
Musical enterntainment at the recption (ddr-jamsj-1-491)
img Musical enterntainment at the recption (ddr-jamsj-1-491)
Dinner reception for the Ninth Annual California Landscape Gardeners Convention held at Cabana Hotel.
Shut Up, You Guys (ddr-jamsj-1-312)
img Shut Up, You Guys (ddr-jamsj-1-312)
Assembly meeting for Perch Derby at Rio Del Mar.
Audience at the reception (ddr-jamsj-1-500)
img Audience at the reception (ddr-jamsj-1-500)
Dinner reception for the Ninth Annual California Landscape Gardeners Convention held at Cabana Hotel.
Cabana Hotel (ddr-jamsj-1-428)
img Cabana Hotel (ddr-jamsj-1-428)
The location for the 9th Annual SJLGA convention.
Reception dinner room shot (ddr-jamsj-1-484)
img Reception dinner room shot (ddr-jamsj-1-484)
Dinner reception for the Ninth Annual California Landscape Gardeners Convention held at Cabana Hotel.
Audience shot of the night's entertainment (ddr-jamsj-1-497)
img Audience shot of the night's entertainment (ddr-jamsj-1-497)
Dinner reception for the Ninth Annual California Landscape Gardeners Convention held at Cabana Hotel.
Speech (ddr-jamsj-1-648)
img Speech (ddr-jamsj-1-648)
The 20th Anniversary Commemoration-Installation Dinner at Hyatt House.
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