Nisei

The Nisei (second generation) felt the pull of two cultures. American born, attending public schools, and influenced by American popular culture, they shared the same idols, favorite songs and sports heroes as most other children of their generation. Wanting to fit in, many Nisei with Japanese first names dropped them for Western ones that their non-Japanese friends could easily pronounce. Yet, most grew up in Japanese neighborhoods, and their parents taught them the customs and values of the old country.

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The Newell Star, Vol. II, No. 21 (May 25, 1945) (ddr-densho-284-70)
doc The Newell Star, Vol. II, No. 21 (May 25, 1945) (ddr-densho-284-70)
Selected article titles: "May 12 Figures: 661 Casualties among Nisei from Centers" (p. 1), "Third Anniversary of Tule Lake This Sunday" (p. 2), "Closing Dates for Center Schools Set Says Myer" (p. 3), and "Former Tulean Commits Suicide" (p. 3).
The Newell Star, Vol. I, No. 30 (September 21, 1944) (ddr-densho-284-36)
doc The Newell Star, Vol. I, No. 30 (September 21, 1944) (ddr-densho-284-36)
Selected article titles: "Adopt Resolution to Send Gifts to Japanese Soldiers Held by US: Gift Drive Expected in Near Future" (p. 1), "Myer Reports 45 Center Nisei Killed in Italy; Tule Casualties Given" (pp. 1-2), "Mexicans Want to Intern Japanese" (p. 1), and "Department of Justice: Report Shows Decrease in Alien Population" (p. 2).
The Newell Star, Vol. II, No. 50 (December 14, 1945) (ddr-densho-284-108)
doc The Newell Star, Vol. II, No. 50 (December 14, 1945) (ddr-densho-284-108)
Selected article titles: "Tule Lake Figures: Over 5500 Relocate Since First of Year" (p. 1), "Nisei Merchant Marine Relates Trip to Japan" (p. 2), "Monday, Dec. 17: Deadline for Repatriates' Property Disposal Is Set" (p. 2), and "Former Residents Write of Conditions in East" (p. 3).
Nisei women (ddr-densho-325-239)
img Nisei women (ddr-densho-325-239)
Friends of Hisa Nimrua pose by their car while on a trip to Long Beach, California. Written on back of photograph "Long Beach Sept. 7, 1947"
Nisei women (ddr-densho-325-470)
img Nisei women (ddr-densho-325-470)
Hisa Nimura Horiuchi (on right) with unidentified Nisei woman.
Nisei women (ddr-densho-325-375)
img Nisei women (ddr-densho-325-375)
Written on back of photograph "April 4, 1948"
Page of Hisa Nimura Horiuchi Scrapbook (ddr-densho-325-2)
doc Page of Hisa Nimura Horiuchi Scrapbook (ddr-densho-325-2)
Ms Whilhite on this page explains how she knows Hisa Horiuchi and how she decided to reconstruct Hisa's old scrapbook in order to better preserve it.
Page of Hisa Nimura Horiuchi Scrapbook (ddr-densho-325-7)
doc Page of Hisa Nimura Horiuchi Scrapbook (ddr-densho-325-7)
Poems from Hisa's friends. Ms. Whilhite writes that the Nimura family and their neighbors were sent to Arboga, California, most likely they were sent to the Marysville Temporary Assembly Center which was located near Arboga. After spending just over a month in the assembly center Hisa and her family were sent to Tule Lake Concentration ...
HIsa Nimura in a garden (ddr-densho-325-144)
img HIsa Nimura in a garden (ddr-densho-325-144)
Written on the front of the photograph " Dear Family, Always, Hisa".
Mother and sons (ddr-densho-325-460)
img Mother and sons (ddr-densho-325-460)
Hisa Nimura Horiuchi and her sons Eddie and Raymond
Portrait of Japanese Americans (ddr-densho-325-269)
img Portrait of Japanese Americans (ddr-densho-325-269)
Hisa Nimura, her friends, and two Japanese American children. Written on back of photograph "Oct 9, '47 Okubo"
Nisei woman with dog (ddr-densho-325-267)
img Nisei woman with dog (ddr-densho-325-267)
Hisa Nimura poses with Great Dane. Written on back of the photograph "Oct 9, '47 Bel Air"
Japanese American family (ddr-densho-325-491)
img Japanese American family (ddr-densho-325-491)
Sumito and Hisa Horiuchi with their three sons, Eddie, Raymond, and Donny.
Nisei man and friends (ddr-densho-325-290)
img Nisei man and friends (ddr-densho-325-290)
Sumito Horiuchi and friends, Mrs. Hienz and Mr. George Hienz.
Nisei woman and child (ddr-densho-325-571)
img Nisei woman and child (ddr-densho-325-571)
Written on back of the photograph "1960" Hisa Nimura Horiuchi on right
Page of Hisa Nimura Horiuchi Scrapbook (ddr-densho-325-1)
doc Page of Hisa Nimura Horiuchi Scrapbook (ddr-densho-325-1)
This scrapbook is reconstructed from a scrapbook Hisa Nimura Horiuchi first made while she was incarcerated at Tule Lake Concentration Camp. The art was drawn by Hisa's brother Nobuya Nimura.
Nisei man in suit (ddr-densho-325-181)
img Nisei man in suit (ddr-densho-325-181)
Written on photograph "March, 1940 Sumito Horiuchi"
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