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Poker on the Beach (ddr-one-1-620)
img Poker on the Beach (ddr-one-1-620)
Black and white photographic negative of three Nisei men playing cards on a blanket at the beach. Two unidentified men look on from behind. From left to right players: Hiro Okayama, Shig Oka, and George Nakamura.
Obon Festival- Dancers (ddr-one-1-275)
img Obon Festival- Dancers (ddr-one-1-275)
Black and white photographic negative of three unidentified Obon dancers posing for the camera. Obon is an annual event hosted by the Oregon Buddhist Church (now known as Oregon Buddhist Temple) and attended by the wider Nikkei community.
Portland Rose Festival Parade- Float 40 (ddr-one-1-171)
img Portland Rose Festival Parade- Float 40 (ddr-one-1-171)
Color slide of Rose Festival Parade float 40 driving down W Burnside in front of a crowd outside the Shoreline Hotel and Cafe, and Anchor Inn. The float has a large elephant made of white flowers and three women in Arabian costumes riding up front. On the float is a small yellow sign with the number ...
Odori folk dance (ddr-one-1-66)
img Odori folk dance (ddr-one-1-66)
Color slide of four unidentified women in yukatas or kimonos with Japanese straw hats performing Odori (traditional Japanese folk dance) at night.
Portland Rose Festival Parade- float 17
img Portland Rose Festival Parade- float 17 "Arabian Nights" (ddr-one-1-492)
Color slide of Rose Festival Parade float 17 driving down SW Third Ave in front of a large crowd gathered outside a Signal gas station and San Francisco Tailor, behind the Signal gas station is the old Multnomah Hotel. The float theme is written on the side as "Arabian Nights." Five women dressed in large colorful ...
Registration Table at Epworth United Methodist Church (ddr-one-1-339)
img Registration Table at Epworth United Methodist Church (ddr-one-1-339)
Black and white photographic negative of a registration table inside Epworth United Methodist Church, possibly for the Northwest Methodist Rally. From left to right: Lillian (Niimi) Mikariya, Atsuko "Alice" Kida, and Loretta (Fujii) Kaneko, remaining unidentified.
Portland Rose Festival Parade- float 43
img Portland Rose Festival Parade- float 43 "The Ugly Duckling" (ddr-one-1-509)
Color slide of Rose Festival Parade float 43 driving down SW Third Ave in front of a large crowd gathered outside a Signal gas station and San Francisco Tailor, behind the Signal gas station is the old Multnomah Hotel. The float is made of blue flowers and has a small black cygnet in front of a ...
Nisei at Epworth United Methodist Church (ddr-one-1-325)
img Nisei at Epworth United Methodist Church (ddr-one-1-325)
Black and white photographic negative of Nisei at Epworth United Methodist Church most likely during the Northwest Methodist Rally. They sit in two rows around a bay window. Front row left to right: unidentified, Martha (Kondo) Miyasaki, Mitsy (Kiyomura) Takeoka, Atsuko "Alice" Kida and Nami (Miura) Koida. Back row: unidentified, Yone (Kanda) Terada, Gloria (Osawa) Fujii ...
Obon dragon dance (ddr-one-1-112)
img Obon dragon dance (ddr-one-1-112)
Black and white photographic negative of four unidentified men playing traditional Japanese instruments at the Obon Festival in front a microphone. All are dressed in happi coast and have tenugui (light cotton towel) headbands. Two dancers in a dragon costume dance in front of the musicians. Man sitting on far right identified as Henry Matsunaga. Obon ...
Obon Festival- Odori folk dance (ddr-one-1-195)
img Obon Festival- Odori folk dance (ddr-one-1-195)
Black and white photographic negative of Obon dancers in front of a large crowd. First Oban dancer from the left: Masano Hachiya Yamasaki, fourth Obon dancer from the left: Haru Fujita. Obon is an annual event hosted by the Oregon Buddhist Church (now known as Oregon Buddhist Temple) and attended by the wider Nikkei community. This ...
Portland Rose Festival Parade-
img Portland Rose Festival Parade- "Mixer Mobile" (ddr-one-1-459)
Color slide of a Rose Festival Parade float driving down W Burnside in front of a crowd gathered outside the Shoreline Hotel, Anchor Inn and Sailors Union of the Pacific. The float has a large white sign above reading "Mixer Mobile" red and blue flowers. Sitting on the float are unidentified people under flower umbrellas, one ...
Nisei chatting (ddr-one-1-601)
img Nisei chatting (ddr-one-1-601)
Black and white photographic negative of four unidentified Nisei standing in a circle outside chatting. Two additional Nisei look on from the background, while two more are standing with their backs to the camera.
Obon Festival- Dancers (ddr-one-1-274)
img Obon Festival- Dancers (ddr-one-1-274)
Black and white photographic negative of two Obon dancers with tenugui (light cotton towels) around their necks posing for the camera. On left is Yukiye Itoyama. Obon is an annual event hosted by the Oregon Buddhist Church (now known as Oregon Buddhist Temple) and attended by the wider Nikkei community.
Portland Rose Festival Parade- float 8 (ddr-one-1-528)
img Portland Rose Festival Parade- float 8 (ddr-one-1-528)
Color slide of Rose Festival Parade float 8 driving down W Burnside in front of a crowd gathered outside the Chinese Medicine Co and Dr. Geo Chan's office. The float depicts Santa Claus in his sleigh and reindeer, including Rudolph taking off from a roof top. The float has a blue ribbon attached to the ...
Portland Rose Festival Parade- Marching Band (ddr-one-1-142)
img Portland Rose Festival Parade- Marching Band (ddr-one-1-142)
Color slide of drum majorettes in white uniforms leading a marching band in blue-gray uniforms along the Rose Festival parade route down W Burnside past a crowd gathered outside the Shoreline Hotel and Cafe. The Rose Festival Parade is an annual event in which floats are made out of flowers and paraded down the streets of ...
Letter from Mary Hedley to Miyuki
doc Letter from Mary Hedley to Miyuki "Kay" Kida and family (ddr-one-3-45)
Letter from Mary Hedley to Miyuki "Kay" Kida and family in Nyssa, Oregon, dated April 26, 1943. She writes that she received an Easter card from the Kida family. One of her friends (Bertha) had been seriously ill but recovered.
Letter from Bertha Wylder to Sarah
doc Letter from Bertha Wylder to Sarah "Sade" Pyatt (ddr-one-3-29)
Postcard to Sarah "Sade" Pyatt from Bertha Wylder. Asking after the Kida family, whom she has not heard from in a while. Mentions that food prices are high.
Wedding reception (ddr-densho-322-2)
img Wedding reception (ddr-densho-322-2)
Ami Kinoshita, dressed in kimono, and her husband Kazuo at their wedding reception.
George Azumano Interview Segment 6 (ddr-one-7-32-6)
vh George Azumano Interview Segment 6 (ddr-one-7-32-6)
Attending dances

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Wedding party (ddr-densho-363-1)
img Wedding party (ddr-densho-363-1)
Photograph of the wedding party at Sam Sakamoto and Hanaye (Fujiwara) Sakamoto's wedding. The photograph was taken by Frank C. Hirahara. To view more photographs of the Sakamoto wedding and other photographs taken by Frank C. Hirahara please visit the Oregon Nikkei Endowment's Frank C. Hirahara Collection.
Envelope and letter to Dr. Keizaburo
doc Envelope and letter to Dr. Keizaburo "Kei" Koyama from Andrew "Uncle Chape" Goodenough and Eva "Aunt Eva" Goodenough (ddr-one-5-3)
Envelope addressed to Dr. Kei Koyama at Missoula from an unknown sender (possibly the Andrew and Eva Goodenoughs). Postmarked January 19, 1942. Purple "CENSORED" stamp on the lower left side of the envelope. On the back of the envelope “Goodenough” is written in pencil. Letter dated Jan 18, 1942, with a return address in Portland from ...
Postcard to Dr. Keizaburo
doc Postcard to Dr. Keizaburo "Kei" Koyama from Teru Koyama (ddr-one-5-24)
Yellowed postcard address to Dr. Keizaburo "Kei" Koyama at Camp Livingston from his wife Teru Koyama at the Portland Assembly Center. The postcard is postmarked August 31, 1942. On the left side of the postcard is a purple stamp that reads “Censored/Camp Livingston/Internment Camp/HARMON M. TURNER.” On the back side of the postcard ...
Postcard to Dr. Keizaburo
doc Postcard to Dr. Keizaburo "Kei" Koyama from Teru Koyama (ddr-one-5-13)
Postcard addressed to Dr. Keizabruo Koyama at Fort Sill from his wife, Teru Koyama, at the Portland Assembly Center. Postmarked May 15, 1942. Dated May 14, 1942. On the back Teru writes Kei asking if he needs more clothes, and that she had stored their belongs with Eva "Aunt Eva" Goodenough. She describes the food at ...
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