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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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-25-4)
img Japanese Family (ddr-csujad-25-4)
A page from an album containing Japanese family photographs. Five photographs are pasted on the page. All photographs appear to be taken in Washington in the early 1900s. Includes a Japanese man in a suit, women in western dress, and children. One of the photographs captures a parade in front of the Pacific Car and Foundry ...
Family in Japan (ddr-csujad-25-190)
img Family in Japan (ddr-csujad-25-190)
A photograph of local Japanese men and women taken in Nagahama, Japan after the war. They are probably 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_062
Taenaka family in a farm (ddr-csujad-25-85)
img Taenaka family in a farm (ddr-csujad-25-85)
A photograph of the Taenaka family in a farm, Brighton, Colorado. Includes Kamie 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_027
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 community, beach (ddr-csujad-25-297)
img Japanese community, beach (ddr-csujad-25-297)
A page from a photo album including Japanese family photographs. Four photographs are pasted on the page. Includes: a Japanese house in Japan and photographs depicting the Japanese community at the beach. The photographs are probably taken in the early 1900s. Location is unknown. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project ...
Taenaka family portrait (ddr-csujad-25-253)
img Taenaka family portrait (ddr-csujad-25-253)
A page from the Taenaka family photo album. Pasted on the page are three photographs including a portrait of the Taenaka family taken in Los Angeles, California between 1921 and 1923 and a photograph of the Taenaka family members along with other people in the Japanese community having a picnic. See this object in the California ...
Taenaka family in Japan (ddr-csujad-25-228)
img Taenaka family in Japan (ddr-csujad-25-228)
A page from the Taenaka family photo album. Pasted on the page are five photographs of the Taenakas' relatives in Japan. Include the Satake family; Fusako, Shozo, and Harue Matsui in front of their grocery store; portraits of infants, including Fumiko Satake, the first son of the Satake family, and Shizuko Taenaka. The photographs are probably ...
Kamie Taenaka, family reunion (ddr-csujad-25-170)
img Kamie Taenaka, family reunion (ddr-csujad-25-170)
A photograph of Kamie Taenaka and her relatives in 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_042
Tamesaburo and Kamie Taenaka (ddr-csujad-25-255)
img Tamesaburo and Kamie Taenaka (ddr-csujad-25-255)
A page from the Taenaka family photo album. Pasted on the page are four photographs taken in El Monte, California. Include Tamesaburo and Kamie Taenaka. These are probably taken in 1913. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_09_01_050
Family in Japan (ddr-csujad-25-184)
img Family in Japan (ddr-csujad-25-184)
A photograph of a local Japanese female taken at an individual's house in Suita, Japan. She is probably the Taenakas' relative. 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_056
Funeral (ddr-csujad-25-355)
img Funeral (ddr-csujad-25-355)
A group photograph of attendees of a funeral held at a Buddhist temple in Salt Lake, Utah. It is taken probably in the 1930s. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_12_017
Taenaka family, children (ddr-csujad-25-237)
img Taenaka family, children (ddr-csujad-25-237)
A page from the Taenaka family photo album. Pasted on the page are five photographs including the Taenakas' children, Haruko, Yaeko, Ukichi, Toshikuni, Chiyoko, and Saiko. A house and car are depicted in the photographs, where the Taenakas most likely reside in Los Angeles, California. The photographs appear to be taken in the late 1920s. See ...
Japanese family (ddr-csujad-25-27)
img Japanese family (ddr-csujad-25-27)
A page from an album containing Japanese family photographs. Three photographs are pasted on the page. The photographs appear to be taken in Washington in the early 1900s. Includes a photograph of a male child taken in front of Gogatsu ningyo, a set of ornamental dolls for Boys' Day, with the American flag. Also include a ...
Taenaka family portrait (ddr-csujad-25-246)
img Taenaka family portrait (ddr-csujad-25-246)
A page from the Taenaka family photo album. Pasted on the page is a family portrait of the Taenakas, including Tamesaburo, Kamie, Haruko, Yaeko, Ukichi, Toshikuni, Chiyoko, and Saiko. The photograph is probably taken in Los Angeles, California, between 1924 and 1925. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_09_01_041
Japanese family (ddr-csujad-25-54)
img Japanese family (ddr-csujad-25-54)
A page from an album containing Japanese family photographs. The photographs pasted on the page appear to be taken in Washington in the early 1900s. Include Japanese men, women, and children. Also include the elk sculpture, Thompson Fountain in Portland, Oregon. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_07_01_054
Taenaka family in farm (ddr-csujad-25-99)
img Taenaka family in farm (ddr-csujad-25-99)
A photograph of farmers, probably the Taenaka family, and a plow in a sugar beet farm. The photograph appears to be taken in Brighton, Colorado. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_08_01_041
Kamie Taenaka (ddr-csujad-25-86)
img Kamie Taenaka (ddr-csujad-25-86)
A photograph of Kamie Taenaka, mother of Toshikuni Taenaka, a Japanese American Nisei/Kibei soldier. The photograph is probably taken in her house in Brighton, Colorado. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_08_01_028
Japanese family (ddr-csujad-25-319)
img Japanese family (ddr-csujad-25-319)
A page from a photo album including Japanese family photographs. One of the photographs pasted on the page includes an inscription reading, "Dearest Kiyo, with love, Ruth." Two of the photographs are taken from a passenger ship, capturing people at the wharf in front of a building with the sign, "General Steamship Co." Date and location ...
Funeral (ddr-csujad-25-330)
img Funeral (ddr-csujad-25-330)
A page from a photo album including Japanese family photographs. Includes two photographs of a funeral held at a Buddhist temple. Date and location are unknown. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_10_01_041
Taenaka family, picnic (ddr-csujad-25-265)
img Taenaka family, picnic (ddr-csujad-25-265)
A page from the Taenaka family photo album. Pasted on the page are seven photographs of a family picnic, including Tamesaburo, Kamie, Yaeko, Ukichi, Toshikuni, Chiyoko, and Saiko Taenaka. The photographs are probably taken between 1923 and 1924 in Los Angeles, California. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_09_01_060
Japanese family (ddr-csujad-25-23)
img Japanese family (ddr-csujad-25-23)
A page from an album containing Japanese family photographs. Three photographs are pasted on the page. The photographs appear to be taken in Washington in the early 1900s. Include a portrait of Japanese men in suits, Japanese woman in kimono with two children, and a group photograph of a family among which is a Japanese man ...
Kamie Taenaka and her family in Japan (ddr-csujad-25-220)
img Kamie Taenaka and her family in Japan (ddr-csujad-25-220)
A page of the Taenaka family photo album. Pasted on the page are five photographs of Kamie Taenaka and her family in Japan. Includes a photograph of Kamie Taenaka taken in El Monte, California in 1913. Her family members include: Sadae Umeda [Shibuya], Mohei Umeda, and Sumie Shibuya. See this object in the California State Universities ...
Japanese family (ddr-csujad-25-33)
img Japanese family (ddr-csujad-25-33)
A page from an album containing Japanese family photographs. Three photographs are pasted on the page. Those photographs appear to be taken in Washington in the early 1900s. Include a portrait of a Japanese man in academic dress and photographs of infants dressed for a Japanese traditional ceremony for newborns. See this object in the California ...
Taenaka family in farm (ddr-csujad-25-102)
img Taenaka family in farm (ddr-csujad-25-102)
A photograph of farmers, probably the Taenaka family and a horse drawn plow in a sugar beet farm. The photograph appears to be taken in Brighton, Colorado. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_08_01_044
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