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 (720)

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Japanese family (ddr-csujad-25-304)
img Japanese family (ddr-csujad-25-304)
A page from a photo album including Japanese family photographs. Pasted on the page are family photographs including Japanese men hiking, a group of Japanese men and women, and a Japanese man standing in a farm. The photographs are probably taken in the early 1900s. Location is unknown. See this object in the California State Universities ...
Taenaka family with the Japanese American community in Los Angeles, California (ddr-csujad-25-266)
img Taenaka family with the Japanese American community in Los Angeles, California (ddr-csujad-25-266)
A page from the Taenaka family photo album. Pasted on the page are four photographs including the Taenaka family and the Japanese American community in Los Angeles, California. Two of the photographs are taken on the deck of the ship. Another photograph includes a baseball player of the local Japanese American baseball team, Rafu Nippon. 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 ...
Trip to United States (ddr-csujad-25-216)
img Trip to United States (ddr-csujad-25-216)
A page from the Taenaka family photo album. Pasted on the page are eight photographs of the Taenaka family and their relatives, including Kamie, Haruko, and Toshikuni, most likely taken in the early 1920s. Some photographs are taken on Chichibu Maru, a Japanese passenger ship. Other photographs are taken probably in Los Angeles, California. See this ...
Mohei and Sadae Umeda (ddr-csujad-25-234)
img Mohei and Sadae Umeda (ddr-csujad-25-234)
A page from the Taenaka family photo album. Pasted on the page are four photographs of the Umeda family, including Mohei and Sadae Umeda, who are Kamie Taenaka's sister and her husband 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_029
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
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
Kamie Taenaka, family reunion (ddr-csujad-25-179)
img Kamie Taenaka, family reunion (ddr-csujad-25-179)
A group 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_051
Kamie Taenaka (ddr-csujad-25-157)
img Kamie Taenaka (ddr-csujad-25-157)
A photograph of Kamie Taenaka and other tourists from Koyasan Los Angeles Branch Tourist Party having a meal at an individual's house, most likely 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_029
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 ...
Kamie Taenaka and Koyasan Los Angeles Branch Tourist Party (ddr-csujad-25-148)
img Kamie Taenaka and Koyasan Los Angeles Branch Tourist Party (ddr-csujad-25-148)
A photograph of the tourists of the Koyasan Los Angeles Branch Tourist Party, including Kamie Taenaka, taken 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_020
Japanese family (ddr-csujad-25-302)
img Japanese family (ddr-csujad-25-302)
A page from a photo album including Japanese family photographs. Includes a photograph of the Japanese community at a picnic. One photograph captures a cultural event sponsored by local Japanese associations. Also includes a photograph of a Japanese woman along with the Santa Barbara Museum of National History and St. Anthony's Seminary, both located in ...
Atami Meshiya Kyokai [Church of World Messianity in Atami] (ddr-csujad-25-143)
img Atami Meshiya Kyokai [Church of World Messianity in Atami] (ddr-csujad-25-143)
A photograph of the tourists of Koyasan Los Angeles Branch Tourist Party taken at Church of World Messianity in Atami, 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_015
Matsui and Taenaka families (ddr-csujad-25-212)
img Matsui and Taenaka families (ddr-csujad-25-212)
A page from the Taenaka family photo album. Pasted on the page are three photographs of the Matsui and Taenaka families. Include Shozo Taenaka, Ukichi Matsui, Naka Taenaka, Takako Morii [Matsui], Yanosuke Matsui. The photograph of Takako Morii [Matsui] is most likely taken on her wedding day, April 9, 1921. See this object in the California ...
Family in Japan (ddr-csujad-25-155)
img Family in Japan (ddr-csujad-25-155)
A photograph of the local Japanese, most likeley the Taenakas' 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_027
Japanese family (ddr-csujad-25-341)
img Japanese family (ddr-csujad-25-341)
A family portrait photographed by "T. Akashi." 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_12_003
Koyasan [Los Angeles Branch] Tourist Party, [departure] (ddr-csujad-25-131)
img Koyasan [Los Angeles Branch] Tourist Party, [departure] (ddr-csujad-25-131)
A group photograph of the tourists of Koyasan Los Angeles Branch Tourist Party in front of Japan Air Line airplane at Los Angeles International Airport before departure. 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_003
Taenaka family and relatives (ddr-csujad-25-218)
img Taenaka family and relatives (ddr-csujad-25-218)
A page from the Taenaka family photo album. Pasted on the page are four portraits of the Taenaka family's relatives. Includes: Mokichi and Sadae Umeda probably taken between 1910s and 1920s, and Ukichi Matsui taken in Japan. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_09_01_013
Matsui family (ddr-csujad-25-206)
img Matsui family (ddr-csujad-25-206)
A page from tthe the Taenaka family photo album. Pasted on the page is a group photograph of the Matsui family. It is taken at the front door of Matsui's house probably in Osaka, Japan on Takako Matsui's wedding day. From the left: Saki, Taka [=Takako], Ukichi, Yone, Harue, Kinoko, and Yanosuke Matsui. See ...
Taenaka family (ddr-csujad-25-77)
img Taenaka family (ddr-csujad-25-77)
A photograph of probably a relative of Toshikuni Taenaka, a Japanese American Nisei/Kibei soldier. The photograph is probably taken in Brighton, Colorado, where Toshikuni Taenaka's parents reside. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_08_01_019
The late Mr. Setsu Fukazawa] (ddr-csujad-25-352)
img The late Mr. Setsu Fukazawa] (ddr-csujad-25-352)
A photograph of the late Mr. Setsu Fukazawa who died at the age of 57 on March 5, 1937 in Salt Lake, Utah, along with his family members. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_12_014
Kamie Taenaka, Koyasan Los Angeles Branch Tourist Party, Meguro Gajoen (ddr-csujad-25-140)
img Kamie Taenaka, Koyasan Los Angeles Branch Tourist Party, Meguro Gajoen (ddr-csujad-25-140)
A photograph of Kamie Taenaka and another tourist of Koyasan Los Angeles Branch Tourist Party taken at Meguro Gajoen, 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_012
Family in Japan (ddr-csujad-25-193)
img Family in Japan (ddr-csujad-25-193)
A photograph of a local Japanese woman and child taken in Itami, 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_065
Japanese men (ddr-csujad-25-6)
img Japanese men (ddr-csujad-25-6)
A page from an album containing family photographs. Five photographs are pasted on the page. The photographs appear to be taken in Washington in the early 1900s. Include a photograph of Japanese men riding on a bicycle and another photograph of Japanese men hunting. Two photographs appear to be taken in a park, possibly at the ...
Shirai Keizo's funeral (ddr-csujad-25-356)
img Shirai Keizo's funeral (ddr-csujad-25-356)
A group photograph of the attendees of Keizo Shirai's funeral held at a Buddhist temple in Salt Lake, Utah. Mr. Shirai died at the age of 51 on October 10, 1934 in Salt Lake, Utah. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_12_018
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