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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Picnic at the Oregon Coast (ddr-one-1-58)
img Picnic at the Oregon Coast (ddr-one-1-58)
Color slide of two unidentified Japanese American men sitting on a blanket at the Oregon Coast enjoying a picnic.
Sorelles Group Photo (ddr-one-1-16)
img Sorelles Group Photo (ddr-one-1-16)
Original black and white photographic print of the Sorelles, a high school social group. Left to right: Grace (Ebihara) Akiyama, Betty Nakashimada, Jean Yasuko (Kida) Tomita, Nami (Miura) Koida, Masae “Elsie” (Morita) Onishi, Beti ann (Minamoto) Wantroba, Mitsy (Kiyomura) Takeoka, Betty Ishida, Elsie Okazaki, Agnes (Inouye) Kitayama, Atsuko "Alice" Kida, Astuko "Alice" (Matsumoto) Ando, Jean Matsumoto ...
Sitting on a Wall (ddr-one-1-637)
img Sitting on a Wall (ddr-one-1-637)
Black and white photographic negative of four Nisei girls sitting on a wall in front of a parked car, weeds visible growing along the bottom of the wall. From left to right: Sumi "Sue" (Kaga) Hasegawa, Betty Nakashimada, Atsuko "Alice" (Matsumoto) Ando, and Misty (Kiyomura) Takeoka.
Nisei in formal dress (ddr-one-1-434)
img Nisei in formal dress (ddr-one-1-434)
Black and white photographic negative of four Nisei in formal dress outside. From left to right: Sam “Pompadour Sam” Sasaki, Mieko Fujita, Masako “Massie” (Endo) Hinatsu, and Akiko “Aki” (Endo) Akagi.
Lotus Bazaar (ddr-one-1-604)
img Lotus Bazaar (ddr-one-1-604)
Black and white photographic negative of Yonezo Fujii watching Mabel (Maekawa) Ota play a game at the Oregon Buddhist Church's (now known as the Oregon Buddhist Temple) Annual Lotus Bazaar.
Wedding of Sam Sakamoto and Hanaye (Fujiwara) Sakamoto (ddr-one-1-37)
img Wedding of Sam Sakamoto and Hanaye (Fujiwara) Sakamoto (ddr-one-1-37)
Original black and white photographic print of wedding attendants, standing in a receiving line. Left to right: Yoichi "Jack" Nomi, Lilly (Kobayashi) Irinaga, Keso Kuwahara, and Tamaye (Fujiwara) Nomi.
Lotus Bazaar (ddr-one-1-594)
img Lotus Bazaar (ddr-one-1-594)
Black and white photographic negative of three unidentified Nisei sitting behind a table. Behind them are prizes and a microphone.
Nisei Bowling League at Rose City Bowling Alley (ddr-one-1-129)
img Nisei Bowling League at Rose City Bowling Alley (ddr-one-1-129)
Black and white photographic negative of Nisei women sitting and standing around a booth at Rose City Bowling Alley. A Nisei women's team is still in uniform. Standing left to right: Kathleen Sasaki, Yoko (Hishikawa) Iwata, Sachi (Nakata) Nakashima, Fumi Inukai, Takako Inukai, unidentified, Jane (Kawamoto) Hinatsu, unidentified. Seated left to right: Toshi (Tamiyasu) Fukuhara ...
Friends (ddr-one-1-592)
img Friends (ddr-one-1-592)
Black and white photographic negative of five unidentified Nisei chatting outside on the sidewalk.
Wedding of Sam Sakamoto and Hanaye (Fujiwara) Sakamoto (ddr-one-1-42)
img Wedding of Sam Sakamoto and Hanaye (Fujiwara) Sakamoto (ddr-one-1-42)
Black and white photographic negative of Sam Sakamoto and Hanaye (Fujiwara) Sakamoto's wedding from above and behind. Original print ONLC 2804 (ddr-one-1-31).
Wedding of Sam Sakamoto and Hanaye (Fujiwara) Sakamoto (ddr-one-1-33)
img Wedding of Sam Sakamoto and Hanaye (Fujiwara) Sakamoto (ddr-one-1-33)
Original black and white photographic print of Bride and Groom, Hanaye (Fujiwara) Sakamoto and Sam Sakamoto, in front of the alter, bride's train twisted and laying on the stairs. Negative ONLC 2817. (ddr-one-1-44).
Outdoor Games (ddr-one-1-701)
img Outdoor Games (ddr-one-1-701)
Black and white photographic negative of three unidentified Nisei men stating a race in an open field. Spectators watch on from behind.
Three men on street (ddr-one-1-568)
img Three men on street (ddr-one-1-568)
Original photographic print of three men standing outside on the sidewalk next to a large street. There are signs in background for local businesses. Man on far left identified as Hugh Kasai.
Sorelles Beach Outing (ddr-one-1-393)
img Sorelles Beach Outing (ddr-one-1-393)
Black and white photographic negative of Lillian (Niimi) Mikariya (left) and Rose Namba (right) talking on the beach at a beach outing planned by the Sorrelles (a high school social group).
Community Picnic- playing cards (ddr-one-1-371)
img Community Picnic- playing cards (ddr-one-1-371)
Black and white photographic negative of Nisei playing cards at a community picnic at Viking Park hosted by the Oregon Buddhist Church (now known as the Oregon Buddhist Temple). From left to right: Alfred Tsutomu Ando, Kathleen "Kathie" Haruko (Matsuda) Sato, and Shoji Kiyomura.
Sorelles Beach Outing (ddr-one-1-400)
img Sorelles Beach Outing (ddr-one-1-400)
Black and white photographic negative of Lillian (Niimi) Mikariya (right) sunbathing at the Oregon Coast with an unidentified Nisei. Behind them is Beti ann (Minamoto) Wantroba playing with a beach ball at a beach outing planned by the Sorrelles (a high school social group).
Sorelles Group Photo (ddr-one-1-24)
img Sorelles Group Photo (ddr-one-1-24)
Black and white photographic negative of the Sorelles, a high school social group. Back Row (left to right): Elsie Okazaki, Agnes (Inouye) Kitayama, Atsuko "Alice" Kida, Atsuko "Alice" (Matsumoto) Ando, Nami (Miura) Koida, Kimi Wakabayashi, Grace Mieko (Muramatsu) Ouchida, Masae "Elsie" (Morita) Onishi, and Betty Nakashimada. Middle Row (left to right): Rose Haruye (Muramatsu) Ouchida, Kathleen ...
Wedding of Sam Sakamoto and Hanaye (Fujiwara) Sakamoto (ddr-one-1-47)
img Wedding of Sam Sakamoto and Hanaye (Fujiwara) Sakamoto (ddr-one-1-47)
Black and white photographic negative of two men in suits posed. From left to right: Keso Kuwahara and groom Sam Sakamoto.
Wedding of Sam Sakamoto and Hanaye (Fujiwara) Sakamoto (ddr-one-1-34)
img Wedding of Sam Sakamoto and Hanaye (Fujiwara) Sakamoto (ddr-one-1-34)
Original black and white photographic print of the bride, Hanaye (Fujiwara) Sakamoto, standing in front of the alter holding her bouquet.
Sitting on a Wall (ddr-one-1-638)
img Sitting on a Wall (ddr-one-1-638)
Black and white photographic negative of four Nisei girls sitting on a wall in front of a parked car, two girls look at the camera, another looks off to the side. The tops of trees visible in the background. From left to right: Sumi "Sue" (Kaga) Hasegawa, Betty Nakashimada, Atsuko "Alice" (Matsumoto) Ando, and Misty (Kiyomura ...
Wedding of Sam Sakamoto and Hanaye (Fujiwara) Sakamoto (ddr-one-1-40)
img Wedding of Sam Sakamoto and Hanaye (Fujiwara) Sakamoto (ddr-one-1-40)
Original black and white photographic print of bridal party standing in front of the alter. Left to right: Tamaye (Fujiwara) Nomi, Hanaye (Fujiwara) Sakamoto, and Lilly (Kobayashi) Irinaga.
Nisei women (ddr-one-1-345)
img Nisei women (ddr-one-1-345)
Black and white photographic negative of three women standing in front of a piano possibly singing, two women seated to the side listening. From left to right: Jayne (Katada) Furukawa, Betty Ishida, Beti ann (Minamoto) Wantroba, May (Ebihara) Gelfand, and Lillian (Niimi) Mikariya. This photograph may have been taken during the Northwest Methodist Rally.
George M. Kida: the rest of the story (ddr-one-3-106)
doc George M. Kida: the rest of the story (ddr-one-3-106)
Typed copy of Keith McCoy's obituary of George Kida as well as a photocopy of the published version of the obituary. For clipping of published version please see ddr-one-3-105.
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