Pre-World War II

Japan (58)
Pre-World War II (142)

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Frank Fukuhara Interview Segment 5 (ddr-densho-1004-1-5)
vh Frank Fukuhara Interview Segment 5 (ddr-densho-1004-1-5)
Training in the Japanese military

This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, finding, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of the Interior.

High school study tour (ddr-densho-107-22)
img High school study tour (ddr-densho-107-22)
Shudo High School study tour. Front row (L to R): Roy Matsumoto, Atsuyoshi Sakato, Jiro Shimomura. Center row (L to R): Isao Namba. Back row (L to R): Shigeo Kojima, Yoshinori Kajimoto, and Hiroshi Sakamoto.
Family home (ddr-densho-113-17)
img Family home (ddr-densho-113-17)
Masato Uyeda sits in the window of his house in Hiroshima, Japan.
Portrait of father and son (ddr-densho-113-3)
img Portrait of father and son (ddr-densho-113-3)
This photo shows Masajiro Uyeda and his son Yoichi. Masajiro immigrated from Japan to Vancouver, BC in 1900 and eventually made his way to Rock Springs, Wyoming where he worked as a coal miner. His other sons joined him in 1912. (L to R): Photographer, Masajiro Uyeda, Yoichi Uyeda.
Yoneko Dozono Interview Segment 5 (ddr-one-7-19-5)
vh Yoneko Dozono Interview Segment 5 (ddr-one-7-19-5)
Learning Japanese customs

This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, finding, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of the Interior.

Pacific Citizen, Vol. 102, No. 17 (May 2, 1986) (ddr-pc-58-17)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 102, No. 17 (May 2, 1986) (ddr-pc-58-17)
Selected article titles: "House Panel Hears Opposing Sides in Redress Issue" (p. 1, 8), "Inada: The Joys of JA Literature" (pp. 1, 11), and "Moshi Moshi: Love in Old Japan" (p. 5).
Mitsuye May Yamada - Joe Yasutake - Tosh Yasutake Interview Segment 7 (ddr-densho-1000-135-7)
vh Mitsuye May Yamada - Joe Yasutake - Tosh Yasutake Interview Segment 7 (ddr-densho-1000-135-7)
Mitsuye's memories of childhood in Japan: learning a country-style dialect of Japanese
Roy H. Matsumoto Interview Segment 16 (ddr-densho-1000-153-16)
vh Roy H. Matsumoto Interview Segment 16 (ddr-densho-1000-153-16)
Memories of teenage years in Japan: spending time with grandfather, attending church

Although Mr. Matsumoto does not identify himself as a Kibei (American-born person of Japanese ancestry sent to Japan for formal education and socialization when young and later returned to the U.S.), some of his life experiences are similar to those who do identify ...

Hiroko Nakashima Segment 6 (ddr-densho-1000-69-6)
vh Hiroko Nakashima Segment 6 (ddr-densho-1000-69-6)
Living in Japan: being told about the move, packing belongings
Sam Ogo Interview Segment 8 (ddr-densho-1000-193-8)
vh Sam Ogo Interview Segment 8 (ddr-densho-1000-193-8)
Having a difficult time attending school in Japan because of the language barrier

This interview was conducted as part of a project to capture stories of the Japanese American community of Spokane, Washington. Densho worked in collaboration with the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture.

Japanese women in kimono (ddr-densho-259-87)
img Japanese women in kimono (ddr-densho-259-87)
Shidzuyo Yasui is pictured in the last row on the left. Caption by Homer Yasui: "[Shidzuyo] and another woman standing in the back, are wearing formal black clothing bearing crests of some sort. The mon (crest) that [Shidzuyo] is wearing is too small to be identified. The Miyake [Shidzuyo's maiden name] family crest was the ...
Family portrait in Japanese garden (ddr-densho-259-134)
img Family portrait in Japanese garden (ddr-densho-259-134)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "Part of the Miyake family in Japan, before [Shidzuyo] left to start teaching school. Pictured are Grandma Hisa Fujii Miyake, Grandpa Ichiro Miyake, Great Grandma Tsuno Sato Miyake, Uncle Saburo and Mom [Shidzuyo]. There's a little girl in this picture, but she's unidentified."
Girls by the Japanese seaside (ddr-densho-259-123)
img Girls by the Japanese seaside (ddr-densho-259-123)
Shidzuyo Yasui (standing at the top of the photograph) with a group of young women, probably her students, at the seaside on Awaji Island, Japan.
Group portrait in front of torii in Japan (ddr-densho-259-292)
img Group portrait in front of torii in Japan (ddr-densho-259-292)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "Large number of Japan relatives (my guess) with Michi [Yasui]. There's a fairly large torii [gate] in the background and what seems to be ongoing construction of a mon (Japanese entrance gate)."
Portrait of Japanese woman in kimono with doll (ddr-densho-259-64)
img Portrait of Japanese woman in kimono with doll (ddr-densho-259-64)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "Solo shots of [Shidzuyo Yasui] before she got married. She's dressed in kimono in each of the pictures, but each pose is somewhat different."
Textile factory workers in Japan (ddr-densho-259-295)
img Textile factory workers in Japan (ddr-densho-259-295)
Saburo Miyake's textile factory. Caption by Homer Yasui: "A textile or weaving factory, with the relatives and workers inside the shop. I've always understood that Saburo's and [Shidzuyo Yasui]'s father, Ichiro, ran a fishnet making factory. On the machine just before it reaches the completed roll of fabric, the material does look ...
Nisei girl visiting family in Japan (ddr-densho-259-280)
img Nisei girl visiting family in Japan (ddr-densho-259-280)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "Michi [Yasui] visiting the Miyake relatives, when she went there for a visit alone, in the summer of 1940."
Japanese girls in class picture (ddr-densho-259-108)
img Japanese girls in class picture (ddr-densho-259-108)
Caption by Yuka Yasui: "[Shidzuyo Yasui], front row, 2nd from right." Caption by Homer Yasui: "In this posed group picture or [sic] 19 young Japanese women of whom [Shidzuyo Yasui] is one, I suspect that this must have been a class picture. She doesn't look that much older than the rest of them."
Family picture in Japan (ddr-densho-259-535)
img Family picture in Japan (ddr-densho-259-535)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "Family picture of Saburo and Fumi Miyake with Daiichi Takeoka, of Portland, Oregon, in this group. Our maternal grandmother, Hisa Fujii Miyakie [Miyake] is in the center Presumably this photo was taken in their family home."
Three young Japanese men in traditional clothing (ddr-densho-259-56)
img Three young Japanese men in traditional clothing (ddr-densho-259-56)
Masuo Yasui and friends dressed in traditional Japanese clothing. Caption by Homer Yasui: Some are "wearing yukata (summer kimono) and on Masuo, something like a haori (short, semi-formal Japanese coat). All are wearing what look like waraji (rice straw sandals), but that doesn't seem quite right because...waraji were only used for rough wear or ...
Japanese women on Awaji Island (ddr-densho-259-98)
img Japanese women on Awaji Island (ddr-densho-259-98)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "4 posed group photographs in which [Shidzuyo Yasui] appears they must have been taken at Sumoto School in Awaji." Shidzuyo Yasui is pictured in the center.
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