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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Taenaka family in a farm (ddr-csujad-25-81)
img Taenaka family in a farm (ddr-csujad-25-81)
A photograph of the Taenaka family in a farm, Brighton, Colorado. Includes Tamesaburo Taenaka, Kamie Taenaka, Ukichi Taenaka [?], and Yaeko Taenaka [?], harvesting sugar beets in McMorrow's farm. The same image is found in item: ucsb_jia_0091. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_08_01_023
Tamesaburo Taenaka and his family (ddr-csujad-25-203)
img Tamesaburo Taenaka and his family (ddr-csujad-25-203)
A photograph of Tamesaburo Taenaka and his 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_075
Japanese family (ddr-csujad-25-58)
img Japanese family (ddr-csujad-25-58)
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 academic dress and a man in suits. Also include a photograph of a Japanese family, capturing a man in suits holding an infant, a ...
Japanese family (ddr-csujad-25-13)
img Japanese family (ddr-csujad-25-13)
A page from an album containing Japanese family photographs. Five 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 child. One portrait is taken at "Toyo Studio" in Seattle, Washington. Also include a photograph probably taken at ...
Japanese family (ddr-csujad-25-28)
img Japanese family (ddr-csujad-25-28)
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 family portrait and a portrait of a Japanese woman in western dress. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_07_01_028
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
Kamie Taenaka or Sadae Umeda, grocery store (ddr-csujad-25-243)
img Kamie Taenaka or Sadae Umeda, grocery store (ddr-csujad-25-243)
A page from the Taenaka family photo album. Pasted on the page is a photograph of Kamie Taenaka or her sister, Sadae Umeda, and her child inside a grocery store. It appears that she is serving a Caucasian customer in the store. It is probably taken in Los Angeles, California between 1915 and 1925. See this ...
Japanese family (ddr-csujad-25-34)
img Japanese family (ddr-csujad-25-34)
A page from an album containing Japanese family photographs. Two 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 and woman in kimono and a Japanese infant dressed for a Japanese traditional ceremony for newborns. See this object in the ...
Portraits of Japanese family (ddr-csujad-25-17)
img Portraits of Japanese family (ddr-csujad-25-17)
A page from an album containing Japanese family photographs. Six photographs are pasted on the page. The photographs appear to have been taken in the early 1900s in Washington. Include portraits of Japanese men in costume and Japanese woman in kimono. Also include a photograph of steam locomotive 2022. See this object in the California State ...
Family in Japan (ddr-csujad-25-183)
img Family in Japan (ddr-csujad-25-183)
A group photograph of the local Japanese taken in Suita, Japan after the war. Probably they are 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_055
Family in Japan (ddr-csujad-25-194)
img Family in Japan (ddr-csujad-25-194)
A group photograph of local Japanese men and woman taken in Japan around 1955. They are the Taenakas' relatives, including Ukichi Taenaka's son. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_08_03_066
Bokoku homon kinen [Memory of visiting home country] (ddr-csujad-25-128)
img Bokoku homon kinen [Memory of visiting home country] (ddr-csujad-25-128)
An album titled as Bokoku homon kinen [Memory of visiting home country] containing mainly photographs taken during Kamie Taenaka's trip to Japan. Kamie Taenaka participates in the Koyasan Los Angeles Branch Tourist Party tour in 1955, which is arranged by Koyasan Los Angeles Branch and conducted by Nihon Kotsu Kosha, a Japanese tourist agency. She also ...
Kamie Taenaka (ddr-csujad-25-226)
img Kamie Taenaka (ddr-csujad-25-226)
A page from the Taenaka family photo album. Pasted on the page are five photographs of Kamie Taenaka [Shibuya]. Include Haruko and Tamesaburo Taenaka. The photographs are taken around the early 1910s in Los Angeles, California. Also include Kamie Taenaka's photographs most likely taken in Japan before the marriage. See this object in the California State ...
Japanese family (ddr-csujad-25-10)
img Japanese family (ddr-csujad-25-10)
A page from an album containing Japanese family photographs. Five photographs are pasted on the page. All photographs appear to be taken in Washington in the early 1900s. Include Japanese men in suits, women in western dress, and children. Include a family portrait which is taken at "Jackson Studio" in Seattle, Washington. Also include one photograph ...
Kamie Taenaka, family reunion (ddr-csujad-25-173)
img Kamie Taenaka, family reunion (ddr-csujad-25-173)
A group photograph of Kamie Taenaka and her relatives probably taken in Hamamatsu, 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_045
Family in Japan (ddr-csujad-25-221)
img Family in Japan (ddr-csujad-25-221)
A page of the Taenaka family photo album. Pasted on the page are six photographs of the Taenakas' relatives in Japan. Include Japanese men, women, and children dressed in kimono. All are most likely taken in Japan in the early 1900s. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_09_01_016
Japanese association (ddr-csujad-25-306)
img Japanese association (ddr-csujad-25-306)
A page from a photo album including Japanese family photographs. Pasted on the page are family photographs including Japanese men, women and children. One of the photographs captures a group of Japanese men who belong to the local Japanese association. Also include photographs of Japanese-American females taken at school and dated June 15, 1934. See this ...
Japanese family (ddr-csujad-25-299)
img Japanese family (ddr-csujad-25-299)
A page from a photo album including Japanese family photographs. Five photographs are pasted on the page, including photographs of a Japanese couple standing in front of a house and a photograph of a Japanese family having a picnic. The photographs are probably taken in the early 1900s. Location is unknown. See this object in the ...
Taenaka family in farm (ddr-csujad-25-100)
img Taenaka family in farm (ddr-csujad-25-100)
A photograph of a farmer, probably Taenaka family member, and a horse drawn plow in a sugar beet farm. The photograph appears to be taken in Brighton, Colorado. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_08_01_042
Japanese family (ddr-csujad-25-293)
img Japanese family (ddr-csujad-25-293)
A page from a photo album including Japanese family photographs. Men and children are included. The photographs were most likely taken in the early 1900s. Location is unknown. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_10_01_001
Japanese American community in Los Angeles, California (ddr-csujad-25-267)
img Japanese American community in Los Angeles, California (ddr-csujad-25-267)
A page from the Taenaka family photo album. Pasted on the page are seven photographs including the Taenaka family and the Japanese American community in Los Angeles, California. Three of the photographs capture a group of Japanese American women in kimono. The photographs are taken around 1930. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese ...
Japanese family (ddr-csujad-25-35)
img Japanese family (ddr-csujad-25-35)
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 family portrait of a Japanese man in a suit, a woman in western dress, and a female child. Also include a photograph of a Japanese infant, ...
Japanese family (ddr-csujad-25-43)
img Japanese family (ddr-csujad-25-43)
A page from an album containing Japanese family photographs. Pasted on the page are three photographs and one postcard. A photograph of a Japanese man posing in front of a timber mill is included. The photograph appears to be taken in the early 1900s in Washington. Another photograph captures Japanese children, which was probably taken in ...
Kamie Tanaka, ritual event (ddr-csujad-25-160)
img Kamie Tanaka, ritual event (ddr-csujad-25-160)
A photograph of Kamie Taenaka and her relatives taken at a ritual event 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_032
Koyasan Los Angeles Branch Tourist Party, airplane (ddr-csujad-25-137)
img Koyasan Los Angeles Branch Tourist Party, airplane (ddr-csujad-25-137)
A photograph of the tourists of the 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_009
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