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-25-54)
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
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 Santa ...
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, picnic (ddr-csujad-25-262)
img Taenaka family, picnic (ddr-csujad-25-262)
A page from the Taenaka family photo album. Pasted on the page are eight photographs of the Takenaka family at a picnic. The photographs are most likely taken in California around 1925. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_09_01_057
Kamie Taenaka, Koyasan Los Angeles Branch Tourist Party (ddr-csujad-25-145)
img Kamie Taenaka, Koyasan Los Angeles Branch Tourist Party (ddr-csujad-25-145)
A photograph of the tourists of the Koyasan Los Angeles Branch Tourist Party, including Kamie Taenaka, taken in Japan. Location is unknown. 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_017
Japanese family (ddr-csujad-25-39)
img Japanese family (ddr-csujad-25-39)
A page from an album containing Japanese family photographs. Includes Japanese male children, men, and women. Two photographs capture a Japanese man wearing academic dress. One photograph captures three Japanese children in kimono. The photographs appear to be taken in Washington in the early 1900s. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization ...
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
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
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 this object ...
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
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
Taenaka family (ddr-csujad-25-230)
img Taenaka family (ddr-csujad-25-230)
A page from the Taenaka family photo album. Pasted on the page are eight photographs of the Taenakas' relatives in Japan. Include photographs of: Harue Matsui with her nanny, Shun Onami; Ukichi Matsui; Toku, Naka, and Fusako Taenaka; Shozo Taenaka; and Yasumatsu Taenaka. All are wearing kimono. The photographs are most likely taken in Japan in ...
Wedding portrait (ddr-csujad-25-50)
img Wedding portrait (ddr-csujad-25-50)
A page from an album containing Japanese family photographs. Includes one wedding portrait: a Japanese man in suits and a Japanese woman in wedding kimono. The photograph is probably taken in the early 1900s. Location is unknown. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_07_01_050
Grave stone (ddr-csujad-25-200)
img Grave stone (ddr-csujad-25-200)
A group photograph of the Taenaka family with Tamesaburo Taenaka's grave stone at a cemetery taken in 1955 most likely in Los Angeles, California. Includes Kamie Taenaka, her daughters, and Toshikuni Taenaka. 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_072
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