Pre-World War II

Japan (95)
Pre-World War II (143)

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143 items
Siblings (ddr-densho-107-27)
img Siblings (ddr-densho-107-27)
All of Roy Matsumoto's siblings were born in the United States, but went to live in Japan. Left to right: (in chronological order) Takeshi, Tsutomu, Noboru, Harue, Isao, and Shizue.
Storefront (ddr-densho-113-6)
img Storefront (ddr-densho-113-6)
The Uyeda family operated this store out of their home.
Family portrait (ddr-densho-113-20)
img Family portrait (ddr-densho-113-20)
The Uyeda family poses in front of their home in Hiroshima, Japan. Front row (L to R): Masato, Masaharu, Tetsu. Second row: Yorito.
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 94, No. 8 (February 26, 1982) (ddr-pc-54-8)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 94, No. 8 (February 26, 1982) (ddr-pc-54-8)
Selected article titles: "'Reagan's Raids': People or Numbers" (pp. 1, 8), "JACL Now Preparing for 3-Year Redress Campaign" (pp. 1, 10), "East Wind: Issei Principles" (p. 5), and "Moshi-Moshi: Samrai Without Mystique--Kabu" (p. 12).
Graduating girls' class in Japan (ddr-densho-259-85)
img Graduating girls' class in Japan (ddr-densho-259-85)
Shidzuyo Yasui is pictured in the third row, second from the right. Caption by Homer Yasui: "Maybe at the school in Tsuyama, Okayama-ken, Japan, where [Shidzuyo] had also taught for a short time in 1910. This also looks like a girls' graduating class, but [Shidzuyo] and the other teachers are dressed differently."
Portrait of women and children in Japan (ddr-densho-259-117)
img Portrait of women and children in Japan (ddr-densho-259-117)
Portrait of Shidzuyo Miyake with unknown woman and children in traditional Japanese attire.
Japanese teachers on Awaji Island (ddr-densho-259-124)
img Japanese teachers on Awaji Island (ddr-densho-259-124)
Shidzuyo Yasui (second row, second from right) with colleagues from the Sumoto School on Awaji Island, Japan. The bearded man in the back row is the school principal.
img "Japanese girls school beach outing" (ddr-densho-259-79)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "Japanese girls school beach outing, Sumoto School, Awaji, Japan." Caption by Yuka Yasui: "Beach at Sumoto Awaji where [Shidzuyo Yasui] taught. [Shidzuyo] 2nd row. 10th from the left."
School portrait of a boy in Japan (ddr-densho-259-58)
img School portrait of a boy in Japan (ddr-densho-259-58)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "This is a schoolboy portrait of [Masuo Yasui] in Japan around [age] 14 or 15. He attended Kojokwan High School, which was located in Nishi (west) Ibara [He] didn't graduate from high school because he emigrated to the United States before then. At best, he may have been the equivalent of ...
Group photograph of Japanese men and women with Hinomaru (ddr-densho-259-178)
img Group photograph of Japanese men and women with Hinomaru (ddr-densho-259-178)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "Another group photograph of many young Japanse women wearing semi-formal kimono. The 5-6 Japanese men are all wearing Western suits and ties. This must have been some sort of a formal celebration, because crossed Japanese flags, called Hino maru, are in the background. [Shidzuyo Yasui] is shown 4th from the right in ...
Teacher and students in Japan (ddr-densho-259-111)
img Teacher and students in Japan (ddr-densho-259-111)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "In this posed group photo, [Shidzuyo Yasui] looks quite a bit older than a bunch of young girls, so this may have been a class of her students."
Group of women and girls in Japan (ddr-densho-259-70)
img Group of women and girls in Japan (ddr-densho-259-70)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "Hundreds of young Japanese girls and women, together with a few men, posed in front of what appears to be a levee. This may represent a school for females in Japan. Our Mom [Shidzuyo Yasui] is seated in the 4th row, 5th from right. Location, occasion and date unknown, but before Mom ...
Two Japanese women in kimono (ddr-densho-259-104)
img Two Japanese women in kimono (ddr-densho-259-104)
Shidzuyo Yasui (right) with an unidentified woman in Japan.
Two families in Japan (ddr-densho-259-374)
img Two families in Japan (ddr-densho-259-374)
Caption by Yuka Yasui: "Watanabe Family visiting Karasawa Family in Japan."
img "Family portrait of a Japanese family in Japan" (ddr-densho-259-381)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "Family portrait of a Japanese family in Japan. All are wearing Japanese clothing and some of them are wearing montsuki. Sometimes this jacket is also called a haori."
Class at Sumoto School in Japan (ddr-densho-259-92)
img Class at Sumoto School in Japan (ddr-densho-259-92)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "Another posed group photo of what I will guess was [Shidzuyo Yasui's] class in Home Economics. I don't know where in Japan this was taken, but it doesn't look like the Sumoto School grounds." Shidzuyo Yasui is pictured center.
Ed Tsutakawa Interview Segment 7 (ddr-densho-1000-196-7)
vh Ed Tsutakawa Interview Segment 7 (ddr-densho-1000-196-7)
Attending a prestigious school in Japan

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.

Kazuo Yamane Interview Segment 2 (ddr-densho-1007-9-2)
vh Kazuo Yamane Interview Segment 2 (ddr-densho-1007-9-2)
Going to Japan as a young person

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.

Hiroko Nakashima Segment 8 (ddr-densho-1000-69-8)
vh Hiroko Nakashima Segment 8 (ddr-densho-1000-69-8)
Adapting to life in Japan, fitting in as an "Amerikajin"
Sam Ogo Interview Segment 9 (ddr-densho-1000-193-9)
vh Sam Ogo Interview Segment 9 (ddr-densho-1000-193-9)
Comparison between Japanese and American education system prewar

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.

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