Pre-World War II

Japan (97)
Pre-World War II (165)

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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.
Jack Dairiki Interview Segment 7 (ddr-densho-1000-325-7)
vh Jack Dairiki Interview Segment 7 (ddr-densho-1000-325-7)
Having to stay in Japan because of the impending war with the United States; attending school

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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.

Roy H. Matsumoto Interview Segment 13 (ddr-densho-1000-153-13)
vh Roy H. Matsumoto Interview Segment 13 (ddr-densho-1000-153-13)
Excelling in English classes in Japan

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 themselves as such.

Roy H. Matsumoto Interview Segment 9 (ddr-densho-1000-153-9)
vh Roy H. Matsumoto Interview Segment 9 (ddr-densho-1000-153-9)
First impressions of Japan and meeting grandmother for the first time

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 themselves ...

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."
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 ...
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.
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."
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."
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.
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 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 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."
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."
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."
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."
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 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."
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."
Kazue Murakami Tanimoto Interview Segment 7 (ddr-densho-1000-285-7)
vh Kazue Murakami Tanimoto Interview Segment 7 (ddr-densho-1000-285-7)
Becoming independent in Japan; visiting friends of father

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