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.

Issei (741)

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Japanese family (ddr-csujad-25-14)
img Japanese family (ddr-csujad-25-14)
A page from an album containing Japanese family photographs. Four photographs are pasted on the page. The photographs appear to be taken in Washington in the early 1900s. Include Japanese men in suits, woman in western dress, and children. Also include a group of Japanese children in school uniform at a picnic. See this object in ...
Kamie Tanaka, family reunion (ddr-csujad-25-156)
img Kamie Tanaka, family reunion (ddr-csujad-25-156)
A photograph of Kamie Taenaka and her Japanese relatives in Japan. The photograph appears to be taken 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_028
Taenaka family (ddr-csujad-25-87)
img Taenaka family (ddr-csujad-25-87)
A photograph of Toshikuni Taenaka, a Japanese American Nisei/Kibei soldier, and his family. Includes Toshikuni Taenaka in US Army service uniform, his parents, Tamesaburo and Kamie Taenaka, his sisteres, Haruko, Chiyoko, and Saiko, as well as most likely his nephews and niece. The photograph is probably taken in Brighton, Colorado, where Toshikuni Taenaka's family resides. See ...
Japanese women in kimono (ddr-csujad-25-147)
img Japanese women in kimono (ddr-csujad-25-147)
A photograph of local Japanese females in kimono. This photograph appears to be taken during the tour. 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_019
Tamesaburo and Kamie Taenaka (ddr-csujad-25-63)
img Tamesaburo and Kamie Taenaka (ddr-csujad-25-63)
A photograph of Japanese Issei, Tamesaburo and Kamie Taenaka, the parents of Taenaka Toshikuni, a Japanese American Nisei solder. The photograph is probably taken in Brighton, Colorado, where they reside. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_08_01_005
Rosanzerusu Betsuin Honichi Kankodan [Koyasan Los Angeles Branch Tourist Party] (ddr-csujad-25-141)
img Rosanzerusu Betsuin Honichi Kankodan [Koyasan Los Angeles Branch Tourist Party] (ddr-csujad-25-141)
A group photograph of Koyasan Los Angeles Branch Tourist Party, including Kamie Taenaka, taken at Nikko Toshogu, a Shinto shrine in Nikko, 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_013
Commemorative photograph of Takako Matsui's wedding (ddr-csujad-25-208)
img Commemorative photograph of Takako Matsui's wedding (ddr-csujad-25-208)
A page from tthe the Taenaka family photo album. Pasted on the page is a group photograph of the Matsui family and other relatives taken on Takako Matsui's wedding day, most likely in Osaka Japan. Includes Saki, Takako, Ukichi, Yone, Harue, Kinoko, and Yanosuke Matsui. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization ...
Japanese family (ddr-csujad-25-46)
img Japanese family (ddr-csujad-25-46)
A page from an album containing Japanese family photographs. Includes a group photograph of a Japanese family posing in front of a house; and a photograph of a picnic scene of the Japanese community probably in Washington. Both photographs appear to be taken in Washington in the early 1900s. Also includes a New Year's greeting card ...
Kamie Taenaka, Koyasan Los Angeles Branch Tourist Party, San Francisco International Airport (ddr-csujad-25-136)
img Kamie Taenaka, Koyasan Los Angeles Branch Tourist Party, San Francisco International Airport (ddr-csujad-25-136)
A photograph of Kamie Taenaka and other tourists of Koyasan Los Angeles Branch Tourist taken at San Francisco International Airport. 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_008
Portraits of Japanese family (ddr-csujad-25-17)
img Portraits of Japanese family (ddr-csujad-25-17)
A page from an album containing Japanese family photographs. Six photographs are pasted on the page. The photographs appear to have been taken in the early 1900s in Washington. Include portraits of Japanese men in costume and Japanese woman in kimono. Also include a photograph of steam locomotive 2022. See this object in the California State ...
Family in Japan (ddr-csujad-25-194)
img Family in Japan (ddr-csujad-25-194)
A group photograph of local Japanese men and woman taken in Japan around 1955. They are the Taenakas' relatives, including Ukichi Taenaka's son. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_08_03_066
Family in Japan (ddr-csujad-25-183)
img Family in Japan (ddr-csujad-25-183)
A group photograph of the local Japanese taken in Suita, Japan after the war. Probably they are 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_055
Kamie Taenaka (ddr-csujad-25-226)
img Kamie Taenaka (ddr-csujad-25-226)
A page from the Taenaka family photo album. Pasted on the page are five photographs of Kamie Taenaka [Shibuya]. Include Haruko and Tamesaburo Taenaka. The photographs are taken around the early 1910s in Los Angeles, California. Also include Kamie Taenaka's photographs most likely taken in Japan before the marriage. See this object in the California State ...
Kamie Taenaka, family reunion (ddr-csujad-25-173)
img Kamie Taenaka, family reunion (ddr-csujad-25-173)
A group photograph of Kamie Taenaka and her relatives probably taken in Hamamatsu, 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_045
Japanese association (ddr-csujad-25-306)
img Japanese association (ddr-csujad-25-306)
A page from a photo album including Japanese family photographs. Pasted on the page are family photographs including Japanese men, women and children. One of the photographs captures a group of Japanese men who belong to the local Japanese association. Also include photographs of Japanese-American females taken at school and dated June 15, 1934. See this ...
Japanese family (ddr-csujad-25-10)
img Japanese family (ddr-csujad-25-10)
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. Include Japanese men in suits, women in western dress, and children. Include a family portrait which is taken at "Jackson Studio" in Seattle, Washington. Also include one photograph ...
Bokoku homon kinen [Memory of visiting home country] (ddr-csujad-25-128)
img Bokoku homon kinen [Memory of visiting home country] (ddr-csujad-25-128)
An album titled as Bokoku homon kinen [Memory of visiting home country] containing mainly photographs taken during Kamie Taenaka's trip to Japan. Kamie Taenaka participates in the Koyasan Los Angeles Branch Tourist Party tour in 1955, which is arranged by Koyasan Los Angeles Branch and conducted by Nihon Kotsu Kosha, a Japanese tourist agency. She also ...
Japanese family (ddr-csujad-25-11)
img Japanese family (ddr-csujad-25-11)
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. Include Japanese men in suits, women in western dress, and child. One of the photographs captures two Caucasians on a bullock cart. Also include a photograph of the ...
Fujinkai? (ddr-csujad-25-333)
img Fujinkai? (ddr-csujad-25-333)
A group photograph of Japanese women and a Japanese man. The group appears to be "Fujinkai" affiliated with the Buddhist Church of America. It is taken by "Takano Studio" in Seattle, Washington on June 11, 1933. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_11_01_003
Taenaka family, kimono (ddr-csujad-25-271)
img Taenaka family, kimono (ddr-csujad-25-271)
A page from the Taenaka family photo album. Pasted on the page are five photographs of the Taenaka family, including Kamie, Haruko, Chiyoko, and Saiko taken with the local Japanese American community in Los Angeles, California. Haruko, Chiyoko and Saiko wear kimono. The photographs are probably taken in the early 1930s. See this object in the ...
Kamie Taenaka, Totsugawa (ddr-csujad-25-167)
img Kamie Taenaka, Totsugawa (ddr-csujad-25-167)
A photograph of Kamie Taenaka and her relative probably taken 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_039
Taenaka family in farm (ddr-csujad-25-103)
img Taenaka family in farm (ddr-csujad-25-103)
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_045
Taenaka family portrait (ddr-csujad-25-256)
img Taenaka family portrait (ddr-csujad-25-256)
A page from the Taenaka family photo album. Pasted on the page is a portrait of the Taenaka family taken in Los Angeles, California around 1930. Includes: Tamesaburo, Kamie, Haruko, Yaeko, Ukichi, Toshikuni, Chiyoko, and Saiko. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_09_01_051
Japanese family (ddr-csujad-25-312)
img Japanese family (ddr-csujad-25-312)
A page from a photo album including Japanese family photographs. Photographs pasted on the page include a Japanese or Japanese American man in perhaps a lab, a passenger ship, and beaches. Another photograph captures Japanese men and women barbecuing outside. The photographs are probably taken in the early 1900s. Location is unknown. See this object in ...
Kamie Tanaka, ritual event (ddr-csujad-25-160)
img Kamie Tanaka, ritual event (ddr-csujad-25-160)
A photograph of Kamie Taenaka 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_032
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