Pre-World War II

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Pre-World War II (169)

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Family at Miyajima, Japan (ddr-densho-259-294)
img Family at Miyajima, Japan (ddr-densho-259-294)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "Michi, Fumi and Saburo Miyake at Miyajima, Japan, with the famous 'floating' torii [gate] in the background. This is considered to be one of the 3 most famous scenic views in Japan."
Portrait of two young men in Japan (ddr-densho-259-61)
img Portrait of two young men in Japan (ddr-densho-259-61)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "This Japanese picture of [Masuo Yasui] and a friend shows both of them in Western gear. My guess is that both of these young boys were getting ready to emigrate to the U.S., but I don't know who his buddy was."
Nisei girl visiting family in Japan (ddr-densho-259-289)
img Nisei girl visiting family in Japan (ddr-densho-259-289)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "Michi [Yasui]'s visit to Japan in the summer of 1940 Front, [left to right]: Yasuo, Michi, Kameno, Taiitsuro. Back, [left to right]: Tokiko, Norie (Yasuo's wife), Hiroshi, Sachiko."
Family gathering in Japanese cemetery (ddr-densho-259-281)
img Family gathering in Japanese cemetery (ddr-densho-259-281)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "A gathering of the Yasui family clan at the family cemetery in Nanukaichi in the summer of 1926, when the American Yasuis visited their Japanese relatives."
Teachers at Sumoto School in Japan (ddr-densho-259-91)
img Teachers at Sumoto School in Japan (ddr-densho-259-91)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "Series of 3 photographs of [Shidzuyo Yasui] and her colleagues in Japan."
Teachers at Sumoto School in Japan (ddr-densho-259-93)
img Teachers at Sumoto School in Japan (ddr-densho-259-93)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "[Shidzuyo Yasui] in the middle with maybe some of her teaching colleagues in Japan."
Portrait of Japanese woman in kimono (ddr-densho-259-67)
img Portrait of Japanese woman in kimono (ddr-densho-259-67)
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."
Japanese women and child with parasols (ddr-densho-259-106)
img Japanese women and child with parasols (ddr-densho-259-106)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "Another picture of [Shidzuyo Yasui], this time holding a parasol."
Japanese class picture (ddr-densho-259-109)
img Japanese class picture (ddr-densho-259-109)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "Another posed group picture of young Japanese women of which [Shidzuyo Yasui] is one. This may have been a class picture too, although in this case, there are a couple of young men standing in the top row." Shidzuyo Yasui is pictured in the front row, second from the right.
Japanese woman in kimono (ddr-densho-259-114)
img Japanese woman in kimono (ddr-densho-259-114)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "Midori Miyake taken in Japan in kimono. She is our first cousin, who was born in Hood River, Oregon (actually, Pine Grove, on our family farm), where her father Saburo Miyake, worked the orchard and the berry field."
Teachers at Sumoto School in Japan (ddr-densho-259-89)
img Teachers at Sumoto School in Japan (ddr-densho-259-89)
Probably the Sumoto School on Awaji Island, Japan. Shidzuyo Yasui is pictured in the third row, third from the right.
Japanese women and girls in kimono (ddr-densho-259-119)
img Japanese women and girls in kimono (ddr-densho-259-119)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "This is one representative view [of Shidzuyo Yasui], although I have no idea who the people are that she's pictured with. Two young girls in kimono flank her, and a couple of older women stand behind her." Shidzuyo Yasui is pictured in the center.
Portrait of Japanese woman in kimono (ddr-densho-259-63)
img Portrait of Japanese woman in kimono (ddr-densho-259-63)
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."
Japanese home (ddr-densho-259-359)
img Japanese home (ddr-densho-259-359)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "A very substantial Japanese house There are cylindrical bales wrapped in rice straw, and they must surely contain rice, because that's the way they did it in the old days. This picture may very well have been taken somewhere in rural Japan at around the turn of the century."
Multi-generational family portrait in Japan (ddr-densho-259-534)
img Multi-generational family portrait in Japan (ddr-densho-259-534)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "Portrait, presumably many of the extended Yasui clan in Nanukaichi, Japan. Prominent in the center is our uncle, Taiitsuro Yasui, and on his immediate right, his wife, Kameno Kawasaki Yasui. Our Yasui grandmother, Tsune [Tsuya?] Katayama Yasui, is on Taiitsuro's left. I think that that's Yasuo Yasui on Grandma Yasui ...
Family home in Japan (ddr-densho-113-5)
img Family home in Japan (ddr-densho-113-5)
This home belonged to the Uyeda family. (L to R): Masato Uyeda, Yorito Uyeda, Yoichi Uyeda.
Group portrait of Japanese boys (ddr-densho-325-190)
img Group portrait of Japanese boys (ddr-densho-325-190)
Each student's name is written on the photograph. From left to right Imao, Shiyouiti, Sumito, and Minoru. On the far right is a line of smudged Japanese text.
Class portrait (ddr-densho-325-195)
img Class portrait (ddr-densho-325-195)
A class portrait of an all boys school in Japan where Sumito Horiuchi was education in the 1930s.
Mas Akiyama Segment 8 (ddr-densho-1000-188-8)
vh Mas Akiyama Segment 8 (ddr-densho-1000-188-8)
Difficulties attending 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.

Mae Kanazawa Hara Interview Segment 6 (ddr-densho-1000-168-6)
vh Mae Kanazawa Hara Interview Segment 6 (ddr-densho-1000-168-6)
Continuing musical training in Japan teaching at a mission school
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