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-25-57)
img Japanese family (ddr-csujad-25-57)
A page from an album containing Japanese family photographs. Includes a photograph of the Japanese community probably in Washington. A group of Japanese men, women, and children poses surrounding a boat with a sign, "Japan gives her Navy to the cause of Democracy." In the photograph, Japanese men wear a special event costume of an American …
Taenaka family, picnic (ddr-csujad-25-264)
img Taenaka family, picnic (ddr-csujad-25-264)
A page from the Taenaka family photo album. Pasted on the page are seven photographs of a family picnic, including Kamie, Haruko, Yaeko, Ukichi, Toshikuni, Chiyoko, and Saiko Taenaka. The photographs are taken between 1923 and 1924 in Los Angeles, California. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_09_01_059
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 …
Taenaka family in farm (ddr-csujad-25-79)
img Taenaka family in farm (ddr-csujad-25-79)
A photograph of the Taenaka family in a farm, Brighton, Colorado. Includes Tamesaburo Taenaka, Kamie Taenaka, Ukichi Taenaka [?], and Yaeko Taenaka [?], posing in a sugar beet farm. Inscription on the back of the photograph reads: Nov. 20, 1942, Mr. McMorrow's farm, Brighton, Colorado. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization …
Horse drawn plow in sugar beet farm (ddr-csujad-25-98)
img Horse drawn plow in sugar beet farm (ddr-csujad-25-98)
A photograph of a horse drawn plow in a sugar beet farm. The photograph is probably taken in Brighton, Colorado. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_08_01_040
Japanese family (ddr-csujad-25-49)
img Japanese family (ddr-csujad-25-49)
A page from an album containing Japanese family photographs. Includes a portrait of a Japanese man in suits and a Japanese woman in western dress taken at "Toyo Studio, Seattle, WH."; a photograph of Japanese male children riding on toys in snow; and a street photograph capturing buildings, "First National Bank," and "Commercial Hotel." Those photographs …
Mohei and Sadae Umeda wedding anniversary and reception (ddr-csujad-25-238)
img Mohei and Sadae Umeda wedding anniversary and reception (ddr-csujad-25-238)
A page from the Taenaka family photo album. Pasted on the page are a portrait of Mohei and Sadae Umeda for their wedding anniversary as well as a photograph of their reception taken in California. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_09_01_033
Family in Japan (ddr-csujad-25-192)
img Family in Japan (ddr-csujad-25-192)
A group photograph of local Japanese men and women taken in Kashiwagi, Japan after the war. They are probably the Taenaka's 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_064
Japanese family (ddr-csujad-25-322)
img Japanese family (ddr-csujad-25-322)
A page from a photo album including Japanese family photographs. Includes a Japanese family and houses. Date and location are unknown. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_10_01_031
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 …
Koyasan Los Angeles Branch Tourist Party, Buddhist temple] (ddr-csujad-25-130)
img Koyasan Los Angeles Branch Tourist Party, Buddhist temple] (ddr-csujad-25-130)
A group photograph of the tourists of Koyasan Los Angeles Branch Tourist Party, including Kamie Taenaka, along with Buddhist practitioners in Japan. The location is possibly Kongobuji, a Buddhist temple in Mount Koya. 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_002
Japanese man and postcards (ddr-csujad-25-51)
img Japanese man and postcards (ddr-csujad-25-51)
A page from an album containing Japanese family photographs. Includes a portrait of a Japanese man in suits and two postcards. Captions on the postcards read: Heiwa Kinen Tokyo Hakurankai: yakan kaijo no kokei [= The Tokyo Peace memorial Exhibition: scene of the night opening]; 1424 Indian Village and Totem Poles, Howkan, Alaska. See this object …
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
Taenaka family in a farm (ddr-csujad-25-90)
img Taenaka family in a farm (ddr-csujad-25-90)
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_0084. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_08_01_032
Japanese man in suits (ddr-csujad-25-16)
img Japanese man in suits (ddr-csujad-25-16)
A page from an album containing Japanese family photographs. Two photographs are pasted on the page. Both photographs appear to have been taken in Washington in the early 1900s. Include a photograph of a Japanese man in suits. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_07_01_016
Kamie Taenaka, Totsugawa (ddr-csujad-25-169)
img Kamie Taenaka, Totsugawa (ddr-csujad-25-169)
A photograph of Kamie Taenaka and the local Japanese children who are probably her relatives in Japan. It 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_041
Kamie Tanaka, family reunion (ddr-csujad-25-164)
img Kamie Tanaka, family reunion (ddr-csujad-25-164)
A group photograph of Kamie Taenaka and her relatives 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_036
Japanese family (ddr-csujad-25-247)
img Japanese family (ddr-csujad-25-247)
A page from the Taenaka family photo album. Pasted on the page is a family portrait of a Japanese family. They are most likely the Taenakas' friends. The photograph appears to be taken in California in the early 1900s. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_09_01_042
Taenaka and Matsui families (ddr-csujad-25-210)
img Taenaka and Matsui families (ddr-csujad-25-210)
A page from the Taenaka family photo album. Pasted on the page are two photographs of the Taenaka and Matsui families taken in Japan between the late 1920s and the early 1930s. Include Kamie Taenaka and Toshikuni Taenaka. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_09_01_005
Family in Japan (ddr-csujad-25-188)
img Family in Japan (ddr-csujad-25-188)
A photograph of two Japanese women taken in Nagahama, Japan. 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_060
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 man (ddr-csujad-25-26)
img Japanese man (ddr-csujad-25-26)
A page from an album containing Japanese family photographs. Two photographs are pasted on the page. Both photographs appear to be taken in Washington in the early 1900s. Include a portrait of Japanese man in suits. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_07_01_026
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-25-14)
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
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