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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Panel at dinner reception (ddr-jamsj-1-508)
img Panel at dinner reception (ddr-jamsj-1-508)
Dinner reception for the Ninth Annual California Landscape Gardeners Convention held at Cabana Hotel.
Yone Admiring the Bonsais (ddr-jamsj-1-143)
img Yone Admiring the Bonsais (ddr-jamsj-1-143)
Seventh Annual Landscape Gardener's Convention held in Southern California.
Beauty pageant winners announce raffle winners (ddr-jamsj-1-510)
img Beauty pageant winners announce raffle winners (ddr-jamsj-1-510)
Dinner reception for the Ninth Annual California Landscape Gardeners Convention held at Cabana Hotel.
The Yuki's, Hanamura's, Mayeda's, Kawaski's, Kubo's (ddr-jamsj-1-173)
img The Yuki's, Hanamura's, Mayeda's, Kawaski's, Kubo's (ddr-jamsj-1-173)
Seventh Annual Landscape Gardener's Convention held in Southern California.
Kanji Getting the Word- Geo, Tom, Martin (ddr-jamsj-1-137)
img Kanji Getting the Word- Geo, Tom, Martin (ddr-jamsj-1-137)
Seventh Annual Landscape Gardener's Convention held in Southern California.
Audience watching a performance (ddr-jamsj-1-494)
img Audience watching a performance (ddr-jamsj-1-494)
Dinner reception for the Ninth Annual California Landscape Gardeners Convention held at Cabana Hotel.
Sam Sakamoto 1951 & Part of 1952 San Jose Gardner's Club (ddr-jamsj-1-208)
img Sam Sakamoto 1951 & Part of 1952 San Jose Gardner's Club (ddr-jamsj-1-208)
Sam Sakamoto was the second President of the Garden City Gardeners' Club from 1951 to 1952.
Man handing out award (ddr-jamsj-1-636)
img Man handing out award (ddr-jamsj-1-636)
The 20th Anniversary Commemoration-Installation Dinner at Hyatt House.
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