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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Brainwork Still Going On (ddr-jamsj-1-172)
img Brainwork Still Going On (ddr-jamsj-1-172)
Seventh Annual Landscape Gardener's Convention held in Southern California.
Two Secretaries Scratching Heads (ddr-jamsj-1-185)
img Two Secretaries Scratching Heads (ddr-jamsj-1-185)
Seventh Annual Landscape Gardener's Convention held in Southern California.
Henry Morita, First President Garden City Gardeners' Club 1949-1950 (ddr-jamsj-1-207)
img Henry Morita, First President Garden City Gardeners' Club 1949-1950 (ddr-jamsj-1-207)
Henry Morita was the First President of the Garden City Gardeners' Club 1949-1950
Don
img Don "Moon" Kikuchi 1955-1956 (ddr-jamsj-1-215)
Don "Moon" Kikuchi was the Garden City Gardeners' Club President from 1955 to 1956.
Norm Mineta writing notes for speech (ddr-jamsj-1-620)
img Norm Mineta writing notes for speech (ddr-jamsj-1-620)
The 20th Anniversary Commemoration-Installation Dinner at Hyatt House.
Tsugio Showing George, What? (ddr-jamsj-1-164)
img Tsugio Showing George, What? (ddr-jamsj-1-164)
San Jose delegates walking around Disneyland Hotel.
Letter to Tsuyako
doc Letter to Tsuyako "Sox" Kitashima from Robert K. Bratt, Administrator of Redress (March 2, 1992) (ddr-janm-4-29)
Letter to Tsuyako "Sox" Kitashima from Robert K. Bratt, Administrator of Redress from the Office of Redress Administration (March 2, 1992).
Letter to Tsuyako
doc Letter to Tsuyako "Sox" Kitashima from Robert K. Bratt, Administrator of Redress (July 19, 1991) (ddr-janm-4-27)
Letter to Tsuyako "Sox" Kitashima from Robert K. Bratt, Administrator of Redress from the Office of Redress Administration (July 19, 1991).
Men in a race (ddr-densho-348-49)
img Men in a race (ddr-densho-348-49)
Picture of what appears to be a race in progress. Four men in the race run across a field while a crowd of onlookers watch
University of California evacuation and resettlement study: The Gila River WRA relocation center, Rivers, Pinal County, Arizona (ddr-csujad-26-27)
doc University of California evacuation and resettlement study: The Gila River WRA relocation center, Rivers, Pinal County, Arizona (ddr-csujad-26-27)
Description of the Gila River incarceration camp during the first month of occupation, including camp location, climate, landscape, barracks, issues with camp construction, poor conditions and lack of furnishings, incarcerees who were subjected to upon arrival. Camp administration, food and housing issues, camp employment, security, recreation, and social groups are described and analyzed. Report compiled as ...
Bessie Ezaki (ddr-csujad-8-11)
doc Bessie Ezaki (ddr-csujad-8-11)
Oral history interview with Aiko Bessie Ezaki. 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 Ezaki, Bessie
Formal dining event (ddr-densho-201-451)
img Formal dining event (ddr-densho-201-451)
Japanese Americans sitting at tables at a formal dining event, occasion unknown. Caption on reverse: "One. Photo by Elmer Ogawa."
Japanese Americans greet a visitor from Japan (ddr-densho-242-32)
img Japanese Americans greet a visitor from Japan (ddr-densho-242-32)
Caption by Ike Hatchimonji: "Brawley, Calif. Imperial Valley. Around 1930-32. A group of local Japanese greet a visitor from Japan. Kumezo Hatchimonji is 3rd from the left, rear row. 'Mayor' Kenny Iwata (just an honorary title) in front holding a hat. Other are unidentified."
Issei and Nisei on the street (ddr-densho-259-308)
img Issei and Nisei on the street (ddr-densho-259-308)
Unidentified Issei and Nisei on the street, possibly in Hood River, Oregon.
Issei men and a woman standing by a guard rail (ddr-densho-259-214)
img Issei men and a woman standing by a guard rail (ddr-densho-259-214)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "[Masuo Yasui] with 2 other Issei men and a woman [shows] the front part of what I think was our old Studebaker."
Japanese American Families in Hood River, Oregon (ddr-densho-259-48)
img Japanese American Families in Hood River, Oregon (ddr-densho-259-48)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "Taken in Hood River, on the southwest corner of Second Street and Oak Street. The sign on the window of the corner shop says, 'Slocums Book Store', and further back there is an overhead sign that says, 'Drugs'. The latter was Keir's Drug Store...The picture shows...[Shidzuyo Yasui], [Masuo Yasui], Senichi Tomihiro, Daiichi ...
Issei on a mountain (ddr-densho-259-219)
img Issei on a mountain (ddr-densho-259-219)
Unidentified Issei on what appears to be a mountain. Possibly Mount Hood, Oregon.
Five Japanese American men (ddr-densho-259-481)
img Five Japanese American men (ddr-densho-259-481)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "[Masuo Yasui] in a group portrait with 4 other Nihonjin men."
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