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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Koyasan Los Angeles Branch Tourist Party, airplane (ddr-csujad-25-139)
img Koyasan Los Angeles Branch Tourist Party, airplane (ddr-csujad-25-139)
A photograph of a tourist of Koyasan Los Angeles Branch Tourist Party taken in an airplane 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_011
Family in Japan (ddr-csujad-25-152)
img Family in Japan (ddr-csujad-25-152)
A photograph of a local Japanese man probably taken in Totsugawa, Japan. He appears to be one of 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_024
Funeral] (ddr-csujad-25-337)
img Funeral] (ddr-csujad-25-337)
A group photograph of the funeral attendees and a horse-drawn hearse taken in front of "Honganji Fuzoku Shogakko" [=Honganji-affiliated Elementary School]. It is probably taken in the early 1900s. Location is unknown. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_11_01_007
Ukichi Matsui (ddr-csujad-25-211)
img Ukichi Matsui (ddr-csujad-25-211)
A page of album containing the Taenaka family. Pasted on the page are three photographs of Ukichi Matusi taken in Japan. Include a portrait of Ukichi Matsui taken at "Gyoku__kwan, Kishinosato, Osaka," probably in the early 1900s. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_09_01_006
Rosanzerusu Koyasan Kankodan [Koyasan Los Angeles Branch Tourist Party, Kokyogaien National Gardens] (ddr-csujad-25-133)
img Rosanzerusu Koyasan Kankodan [Koyasan Los Angeles Branch Tourist Party, Kokyogaien National Gardens] (ddr-csujad-25-133)
A group photograph of the tourists of Koyasan Los Angeles Branch Tourist Party, including Kamie Taenaka, taken in front of Nijubashi [= Double Bridge] at Kokyo Gaien National Gardens, Tokyo, 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_005
Portrait of Japanese man (ddr-csujad-25-30)
img Portrait of Japanese man (ddr-csujad-25-30)
A page from an album containing Japanese family photographs. A portrait of a Japanese man in a suit is pasted on the page. It appears to be taken in Washington in the early 1900s. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_07_01_030
Family in Japan (ddr-csujad-25-181)
img Family in Japan (ddr-csujad-25-181)
A group photograph of Kamie Taenaka and local Japanese taken in front of an individual's house in Suita, 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_053
Taenaka family in a farm (ddr-csujad-25-84)
img Taenaka family in a farm (ddr-csujad-25-84)
A photograph of the Taenaka family in a farm, Brighton, Colorado. Includes Kamie Taenaka and Yaeko Taenaka [?] in McMorrow's sugar beet farm. The same image is found in item: ucsb_jia_0090. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_08_01_026
Japanese family (ddr-csujad-25-38)
img Japanese family (ddr-csujad-25-38)
A page from an album containing Japanese family photographs. Three photographs are pasted on the page. Includes a Japanese man, Japanese women in western dress, and Japanese children. The photographs appear to be taken in Washington in the early 1900s. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_07_01_038
Japanese family, picnic (ddr-csujad-25-298)
img Japanese family, picnic (ddr-csujad-25-298)
A page from a photo album including Japanese family photographs. Seven photographs are pasted on the page. Include photographs of Japanese families having a picnic. The photographs are probably taken n the early 1900s. Location is unknown. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_10_01_006
Taenaka family and relatives in Japan (ddr-csujad-25-215)
img Taenaka family and relatives in Japan (ddr-csujad-25-215)
A page from the Taenaka family photo album. Pasted on the page are fifteen photographs including the Taenaka family and their Japanese relatives taken in Japan in the early 1930s. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_09_01_010
Japanese family (ddr-csujad-25-47)
img Japanese family (ddr-csujad-25-47)
A page from an album containing Japanese family photographs. Four photographs are pasted on the page. Include photographs of the Japanese community at a picnic probably in Washington taken in the early 1900s. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_07_01_047
Tamesaburo Taenaka and his family (ddr-csujad-25-202)
img Tamesaburo Taenaka and his family (ddr-csujad-25-202)
A photograph of Tamesaburo Taenaka, Kamie Taenaka, and their daughter and grandchild taken at Sequoia National Park in 1943. 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_074
Japanese women and child (ddr-csujad-25-349)
img Japanese women and child (ddr-csujad-25-349)
A portrait of two Japanese women and a child in western clothing. It is probably taken between 1900 and the 1930s. Location is unknown. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_12_011
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