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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Hisa Nimura (ddr-densho-325-143)
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Written on the front of the photograph is "Dearest Sumito [illegible] Hisa" and written on the back is "Feb. '48".
Japanese American families (ddr-densho-325-449)
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Hisa Nimura Horiuchi at the far right with her second son, Raymond in her lap. Her older son, Eddie is second from right. Written on back of the photograph "Sept. 5, '53".
Nisei woman (ddr-densho-325-241)
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Friend of Hisa Nimura poses on front steps of house in Pasadena, California. Written on back of photograph "Sept 11 '47 Pasadena"
Nisei woman (ddr-densho-325-350)
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Written on back of photograph "Sept 25 '47 Pasadena"
Nisei woman (ddr-densho-325-329)
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Hisa Nimura stands in front of a cabin in Wrightwood, California. Written on back of the photograph "Dec '47 Wrightwood, Calif"
Father and son (ddr-densho-325-411)
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Sumito Horiuchi and his second son, Raymond. Written on back of the photograph "1952 - July 4 months Raymond"
Nisei man (ddr-densho-325-593)
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Sumito Horiuchi Printed on the back of the photograph "Mar 1978"
Nisei woman (ddr-densho-325-344)
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Written on back of photograph "Nov. '47 Masaye Numi"
Nisei woman with baby (ddr-densho-325-384)
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Hisa Nimura Horiuchi wither her first son, Eddie. Written on the back of the photograph "3 months and 2 wks."
Japanese American adults and children (ddr-densho-325-413)
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Hisa Nimura Horiuchi (second from left) with her second son, Raymond. Her first son, Eddie, is being held to the right of Hisa by another Japanese American woman. Written on the back of the photograph "1952 - July"
Nisei woman (ddr-densho-325-262)
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Friend of Hisa Nimura poses next to swimming pool diving board.
Nisei woman (ddr-densho-325-281)
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Written on front of photograph "To Dearest Hisa - Always, [illegible]" and written on back of photograph "Oct. 5, 1947"
Nisei woman (ddr-densho-325-237)
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A friend of Hisa Nimura posing next to their car. Written on back of photograph "Long Beach Sept 7, 1947"
Japanese American family (ddr-densho-325-496)
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Hisa Nimura Horiuchi stands with her three sons, Eddie, Raymond and Danny.
Terminal Island Wharf (ddr-densho-325-234)
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Written on back of photograph "Terminal Island's Wharf Sept 7, 1947". The photograph was taken on a trip to Terminal Island, California, Hisa Nimura took with her friends.
Nisei women (ddr-densho-325-242)
img Nisei women (ddr-densho-325-242)
Hisa Nimura and friend pose in front of palm trees in Pasadena, California. Written on back of photograph "Sept 11 Pasadena"
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