Issei

The earliest wave of Japanese immigrants, the Issei (first generation), had a strong sense of their ethnic identity and retained the values and traditions of their country of birth. Most came to the United States as sojourners and planned to return to Japan after earning their fortunes. In addition, discriminatory laws forbade them from becoming American citizens and from exercising other basic rights, such as owning or leasing land. Since they were thus prevented from fully taking part in American life, it is not surprising that many still identified strongly with the culture of their homeland.

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Ena Okonogi Sakamoto (ddr-csujad-8-96)
doc Ena Okonogi Sakamoto (ddr-csujad-8-96)
Oral history interview with Ena Okonogi Sakamoto. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Sakamoto, Ena Okonogi
Shigeo Hirahara (ddr-csujad-8-86)
doc Shigeo Hirahara (ddr-csujad-8-86)
Oral history interview with Shigeo Hirahara. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Hirahara, Shigeo
Mrs. Shinobu Mikami (ddr-csujad-8-41)
doc Mrs. Shinobu Mikami (ddr-csujad-8-41)
Oral history interview with Mrs. Shinobu Mikami. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Mikami, Mrs Shinobu
Japanese family (ddr-csujad-25-15)
img Japanese family (ddr-csujad-25-15)
A page from an album containing Japanese family photographs. Four photographs are pasted on the page. The photographs appear to have been taken in Washington in the early 1900s. Include Japanese men in suits, woman in western dress, and children. Also include a photograph of a Japanese man in suites and children riding on a horse ...
Japanese family (ddr-csujad-25-317)
img Japanese family (ddr-csujad-25-317)
A page from a photo album including Japanese family photographs. Pasted on the page are photographs of a Japanese family including men, women, and children. A Japanese couple pose in front of a building with a sign, "John Down's." The photographs are probably taken in the early 1900s. Location is unknown. See this object in the ...
Japanese family (ddr-csujad-25-57)
img Japanese family (ddr-csujad-25-57)
A page from an album containing Japanese family photographs. Includes a photograph of the Japanese community probably in Washington. A group of Japanese men, women, and children poses surrounding a boat with a sign, "Japan gives her Navy to the cause of Democracy." In the photograph, Japanese men wear a special event costume of an American ...
Ko Tanaka Makoto tsuitokai kinen [Memorial service for the late Mr. Makoto Tanaka] (ddr-csujad-25-331)
img Ko Tanaka Makoto tsuitokai kinen [Memorial service for the late Mr. Makoto Tanaka] (ddr-csujad-25-331)
A group photograph of the attendees of a memorial service for Makoto Tanaka held at a Buddhist temple on October 22, 1940. The photograph is taken by "Aiko," a photo studio in Seattle, Washington. The funeral followers are offered by "Fukuoka-ken Kaigai Kyokai" [=Fukuoka Prefecture Oversee Association]. The photograph is given from Shonosuke and Nobuko Tanaka ...
Wedding (ddr-csujad-25-318)
img Wedding (ddr-csujad-25-318)
A page from a photo album including Japanese family photographs. Includes photographs from a Japanese family's wedding. The bride wears a western wedding gown. One of the photograph is dated : July 1955. Location is unknown. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_10_01_027
Japanese family (ddr-csujad-25-25)
img Japanese family (ddr-csujad-25-25)
A page from an album containing Japanese family photographs. Includes a photograph of a Japanese woman in kimono with a female child taken in front of hina ningyo, a set of ornamental dolls for Girls' Day, which appears to be taken in Japan. Also includes a photograph of a Japanese man in a suit, women in ...
Mohei and Sadae Umeda (ddr-csujad-25-235)
img Mohei and Sadae Umeda (ddr-csujad-25-235)
A page from the Taenaka family photo album. Pasted on the page are five photographs of the Taenaka family's relatives. Includes: Mohei and Sadae Uemeda who are Kamie Taenaka's sister and brother-in-law, most likely taken in California between 1910s and 1920s. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_09_01_030
Family in Japan, ritual event (ddr-csujad-25-151)
img Family in Japan, ritual event (ddr-csujad-25-151)
A photograph of the local Japanese taken at a ritual event in Totsugawa, Japan. This photograph most likely includes the Taenakas' relatives. The same image is found in item: ucsb_jia_0128. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_08_03_023
Totsugawa, ritual event (ddr-csujad-25-163)
img Totsugawa, ritual event (ddr-csujad-25-163)
A photograph of Kamie Taeneka and her relatives taken at a ritual event in Totsugawa, Japan. The same image is found in item: ucsb_jia_0128. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_08_03_035
The late Mr. Setsu Fukazawa, funeral viewing] (ddr-csujad-25-353)
img The late Mr. Setsu Fukazawa, funeral viewing] (ddr-csujad-25-353)
A photograph of attendees of the funeral viewing for the late Mr. Setsu Fukazawa who died at the age of 57 on March 5, 1937 in Salt Lake, Utah. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_12_015
Grave stone (ddr-csujad-25-201)
img Grave stone (ddr-csujad-25-201)
A group photograph of the Taenaka family with Tamesaburo Taenaka's grave stone at a cemetery taken in 1955 probably in Los Angeles, California. Includes Kamie Taenaka and Toshikuni Taenaka. The same image is found in item: ucsb_jia_0128. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_08_03_073
Ko Umeda Michiko sogi kinen satsuei [Commemorative photograph for the late Michiko Umeda funeral] (ddr-csujad-25-240)
img Ko Umeda Michiko sogi kinen satsuei [Commemorative photograph for the late Michiko Umeda funeral] (ddr-csujad-25-240)
A page from the Taenaka family photo album. Pasted on the page is a photograph taken to commemorate the funeral for Michiko Umeda, who is probably a daughter of Mohei and Sadae Umeda, held on March 2, 1924 in California. The attendees include Tamesaburo, Kamie, Haruko, Yaeko, Ukichi, Toshikuni, Chiyoko, and Saiko Taenaka. The photograph is ...
Japanese family (ddr-csujad-25-247)
img Japanese family (ddr-csujad-25-247)
A page from the Taenaka family photo album. Pasted on the page is a family portrait of a Japanese family. They are most likely the Taenakas' friends. The photograph appears to be taken in California in the early 1900s. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_09_01_042
Koyasan [Los Angeles Branch] Tourist Party, [arrival] (ddr-csujad-25-132)
img Koyasan [Los Angeles Branch] Tourist Party, [arrival] (ddr-csujad-25-132)
A group photograph of the tourists of Koyasan Los Angeles Branch Tourist Party, including Kamie Taenaka, taken in Haneda Airport, Tokyo, Japan, after their arrival. The same image is found in item: ucsb_jia_0128. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_08_03_004
Japanese man (ddr-csujad-25-26)
img Japanese man (ddr-csujad-25-26)
A page from an album containing Japanese family photographs. Two photographs are pasted on the page. Both photographs appear to be taken in Washington in the early 1900s. Include a portrait of Japanese man in suits. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_07_01_026
Taenaka family in a farm (ddr-csujad-25-83)
img Taenaka family in a farm (ddr-csujad-25-83)
A photograph of the Taenaka family in a farm, Brighton, Colorado. Includes Tamesaburo Taenaka and Yaeko Taenaka [?] in McMorrow's sugar beet farm. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_08_01_025
Ko Fukazawa Setsu-shi [The late Mr. Setsu Fukazawa] (ddr-csujad-25-351)
img Ko Fukazawa Setsu-shi [The late Mr. Setsu Fukazawa] (ddr-csujad-25-351)
A photograph of the late Mr. Setsu Fukazawa who died at the age of 57 on March 5, 1937 in Salt Lake, Utah. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_12_013
Japanese family (ddr-csujad-25-294)
img Japanese family (ddr-csujad-25-294)
A page from a photo album including Japanese family photographs. Some photographs are taken at the beach. One of the photographs depicts a Japanese man riding a horse. The photographs are taken in the early 1900s. Location is unknown. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_10_01_002
Japanese American community in Los Angeles, California (ddr-csujad-25-267)
img Japanese American community in Los Angeles, California (ddr-csujad-25-267)
A page from the Taenaka family photo album. Pasted on the page are seven photographs including the Taenaka family and the Japanese American community in Los Angeles, California. Three of the photographs capture a group of Japanese American women in kimono. The photographs are taken around 1930. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese ...
Taenaka family, picnic (ddr-csujad-25-249)
img Taenaka family, picnic (ddr-csujad-25-249)
A page from the Taenaka family photo album. Pasted on the page are eight photographs of the Taenaka family at a picnic taken around 1925. Also include streetcars most likely in Los Angeles, California. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_09_01_044
Koyasan Los Angeles Branch Tourist Party, Buddhist temple] (ddr-csujad-25-130)
img Koyasan Los Angeles Branch Tourist Party, Buddhist temple] (ddr-csujad-25-130)
A group photograph of the tourists of Koyasan Los Angeles Branch Tourist Party, including Kamie Taenaka, along with Buddhist practitioners in Japan. The location is possibly Kongobuji, a Buddhist temple in Mount Koya. The same image is found in item: ucsb_jia_0128. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_08_03_002
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