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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Letter from Miyuki [Matsuura] to Mr. and Mrs. S. Okine, July 12, 1952 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-275)
doc Letter from Miyuki [Matsuura] to Mr. and Mrs. S. Okine, July 12, 1952 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-275)
A letter from Miyuki Matsuura to her uncle and aunt, Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine. She updates on her crops, picking strawberries, and her fears that the recent cold weather would delay the growth of garlic. She also updates on Mr. Freitas's wedding gift that Seiichi Okine asked her to prepare. She bought a large plate and ...
Letter from Seiichi Okine to Masao Okine, May 3, 1945 (ddr-csujad-5-79)
doc Letter from Seiichi Okine to Masao Okine, May 3, 1945 (ddr-csujad-5-79)
A letter from Seiichi Okine in the Rohwer incarceration camp, Arkansas, to his son, Masao Okine in Fort Meade, Maryland. Seiichi asks questions regarding the family allowance application. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_01_18_001
[Okines' relatives, chrysanthemum flowers] (ddr-csujad-5-50)
img [Okines' relatives, chrysanthemum flowers] (ddr-csujad-5-50)
A color negative. Photographed are probably Okines' relatives, Jokichi Yamakana, standing in a greenhouse of chrysanthemum flowers. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_01_06_004
[Japanese man] (ddr-csujad-5-45)
img [Japanese man] (ddr-csujad-5-45)
A photograph of a Japanese man in western dress taken in front of "Father of the Forest." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_01_05_031
Letter from Jokichi Yamanaka to Mr. Seiichi Okine, November 1, 1950 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-271)
doc Letter from Jokichi Yamanaka to Mr. Seiichi Okine, November 1, 1950 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-271)
A letter from Jokichi Yamanaka to his brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine. Jokichi informs that he has received the chrysanthemums mailed from the Okines but that the flowers are a little damaged because he was not notified of their arrival due to telephone troubles. Due to the delay, the flowers were left in the ...
[Okines' relatives, chrysanthemum flowers] (ddr-csujad-5-61)
img [Okines' relatives, chrysanthemum flowers] (ddr-csujad-5-61)
A black and white negative. Photographed are probably the Okines' relatives standing in a greenhouse of chrysanthemum flowers. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_01_06_015
[Dorothy Ai and Seiichi Okine] (ddr-csujad-5-314)
img [Dorothy Ai and Seiichi Okine] (ddr-csujad-5-314)
Photographed are Dorothy Ai with her grandfather, Seiichi Okine. A photograph from "Dorothy Ai Aoki photo album" (csudh_oki_0300), page 3. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_08_003_004
Subscription to international welfare and uplift (ddr-csujad-5-260)
doc Subscription to international welfare and uplift (ddr-csujad-5-260)
A receipt for five dollars donation made by Seiichi Okine on April 10, 1949 to the international welfare and uplift program sponsored by Seventh-Day Adventists. The receipt is issued by the Japanese Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Los Angeles, California. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_03_01_001
Bank of America National Trust and Savings Association California: worldwide scope statewide service (ddr-csujad-5-67)
doc Bank of America National Trust and Savings Association California: worldwide scope statewide service (ddr-csujad-5-67)
Bank of America LA Harra Branch savings account book for credit of Masao Okine and Seiichi Okine. It records deposits between April and November 1940. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_01_09_001
Letter from Morio Tanimoto to Mr. and Mrs. Okine, January [1], [1948?] [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-284)
doc Letter from Morio Tanimoto to Mr. and Mrs. Okine, January [1], [1948?] [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-284)
A New Year's letter from Morio Tanimoto to Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine. Morio Tanimoto is a father of their daughter-in-law, Ayame Okine. He expresses his appreciation for the Christmas gift from the Okines, and is glad to see a photograph of Ayame's daughter, Jeanne Okine. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization ...
[Okines' relatives, chrysanthemum flowers] (ddr-csujad-5-49)
img [Okines' relatives, chrysanthemum flowers] (ddr-csujad-5-49)
A color negative. Photographed are probably the Okines' relatives, including Jokichi Yamanaka, standing in a greenhouse of chrysanthemum flowers. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_01_06_003
Ruth Okuye Ihara interview (ddr-csujad-6-8)
doc Ruth Okuye Ihara interview (ddr-csujad-6-8)
Oral history interview with Ruth Okuye Ihara. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: SCRC_IHARA_RUTH
Fude Tanioka interview (ddr-csujad-6-32)
doc Fude Tanioka interview (ddr-csujad-6-32)
Oral history interview with Fude Tanioka. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: SCRC_TANIOKA_FUDE
Mochida family ready to board a bus to an assembly center (ddr-csujad-7-6)
img Mochida family ready to board a bus to an assembly center (ddr-csujad-7-6)
Mochida family ready to board a bus to an assembly center, Hayward, California, May 8, 1942. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: HMLSC_JA_f06
Grandfather and his grandchildren waiting to be interned (ddr-csujad-7-7)
img Grandfather and his grandchildren waiting to be interned (ddr-csujad-7-7)
A grandfather and his grandchildren waiting to be incarcerated, Hayward, California, May 8, 1942. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: HMLSC_JA_f07
Bessie Ezaki (ddr-csujad-8-11)
doc Bessie Ezaki (ddr-csujad-8-11)
Oral history interview with Aiko Bessie Ezaki. 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 Ezaki, Bessie
Masao Araki (ddr-csujad-8-4)
doc Masao Araki (ddr-csujad-8-4)
Oral history interview with Masao Araki. 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 Araki, Masao
Toru Naito (ddr-csujad-8-47)
doc Toru Naito (ddr-csujad-8-47)
Oral history interview with Toru Naito. 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 Naito, Toru
Shizuka Dobashi (ddr-csujad-8-8)
doc Shizuka Dobashi (ddr-csujad-8-8)
Oral history interview with Shizuka Dobashi. 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 Dobashi, Shinzuka
Harry Sakae Watanabe (ddr-csujad-8-83)
doc Harry Sakae Watanabe (ddr-csujad-8-83)
A statement by Sakae Watanabe. 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 Watanabe, Harry Sakae
Mrs. Michiko Kataoka Neishi (ddr-csujad-8-52)
doc Mrs. Michiko Kataoka Neishi (ddr-csujad-8-52)
Oral history interview with Mrs. Michiko Kataoka Neishi. 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 Neishi, Mrs Michiko Kataoka
Emma Y. Hatayama, M.D. (ddr-csujad-8-20)
doc Emma Y. Hatayama, M.D. (ddr-csujad-8-20)
Oral history interview with Emma Y. Hatayama, M.D. 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 Hatayama, Emma Y, MD
Harumi Hoshiko (ddr-csujad-8-24)
doc Harumi Hoshiko (ddr-csujad-8-24)
Oral history interview with Harumi Hoshiko. 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 Hoshiko, Harumi
Buntaro Aoki (ddr-csujad-8-3)
doc Buntaro Aoki (ddr-csujad-8-3)
Oral history interview with Buntaro Aoki. 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 Aoki, Buntaro
Masanojo Oku (ddr-csujad-8-58)
doc Masanojo Oku (ddr-csujad-8-58)
Oral history interview with Masanojo Oku. 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 Oku, Masanojo
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