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.

Nisei (1415)

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Letter from Masao Okine to Mr. and Mrs. S. Okine, May 19, 1946 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-186)
doc Letter from Masao Okine to Mr. and Mrs. S. Okine, May 19, 1946 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-186)
A letter from Masao Okine to his parents, Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine. He writes from Japan where he is stationed as a Nisei solder. The letter is mailed via San Francisco by the U. S. Army Postal Service. In the letter, he informs that he has received letters from his sister, Hatsuno, his wife, Ayame, and ...
[Playing basketball] (ddr-csujad-5-328)
img [Playing basketball] (ddr-csujad-5-328)
Photographed are Japanese American men playing basketball. A photograph from "Dorothy Ai Aoki photo album" (csudh_oki_0300), page 8. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_08_008_002
Letter from Ayame Okine to Mr. and Mrs. S. Okine, July 2, 1946 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-154)
doc Letter from Ayame Okine to Mr. and Mrs. S. Okine, July 2, 1946 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-154)
A letter from Ayame Okine in Chicago, Illinois to her father-in-law, Seiichi Okine in Whittier, California. She thanks her parents-in-law for their thoughtful letters. She is glad to know that Seiichi likes her gift for the Father's Day. She hopes that they will be able to celebrate the fourth of July by having fireworks this ...
[Japanese American woman] (ddr-csujad-5-331)
img [Japanese American woman] (ddr-csujad-5-331)
Photographed is a Japanese American woman standing in front of a tree and house. A photograph from "Dorothy Ai Aoki photo album," page 2 (csudh_oki_0300). See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_08_008_005
Mr. and Mrs. Hideo Murata, [wedding photograph] (ddr-csujad-5-66)
img Mr. and Mrs. Hideo Murata, [wedding photograph] (ddr-csujad-5-66)
A wedding photograph of Mr. and Mrs. Hideo Murata taken at Toyo Miyatake photo studio in Los Angeles, California. The photograph is addressing "Mr. and Mrs. S. Okine" [Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine] signed from "Mr. and Mrs. Hideo Murata" on December 14, 1946. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site ...
[Dorothy Ai and Seiichi Okine] (ddr-csujad-5-314)
img [Dorothy Ai and Seiichi Okine] (ddr-csujad-5-314)
Photographed are Dorothy Ai with her grandfather, Seiichi Okine. A photograph from "Dorothy Ai Aoki photo album" (csudh_oki_0300), page 3. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_08_003_004
[Japanese American soldiers] (ddr-csujad-5-20)
img [Japanese American soldiers] (ddr-csujad-5-20)
A photograph of three Japanese American soldiers taken in Silver Springs, Florida in June 1945. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_01_05_004
Letter from Ayame Okine to Mr. and Mrs. Okine, January 7, 1946 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-118)
doc Letter from Ayame Okine to Mr. and Mrs. Okine, January 7, 1946 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-118)
A letter from Ayame Okine in Chicago, Illinois, to her parents-in-law, Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine, in Hawthorne, California. Ayame Okine encloses a check for the marriage of her sister-in-law, Hatsuno Hotty Okine. Ayame also writes about her moving plan, informing that her sister has bought a house and Ayame is going to move into the house ...
Lowell School 1st and 2nd grades (ddr-csujad-5-323)
img Lowell School 1st and 2nd grades (ddr-csujad-5-323)
A photograph of Lowell Elementary School 1st and 2nd graders taken on May 18, 1938. Includes Dorothy Ai Okine. A photograph from "Dorothy Ai Aoki photo album" (csudh_oki_0300), page 6. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_08_006_001
Bank of America National Trust and Savings Association California: worldwide scope statewide service (ddr-csujad-5-67)
doc Bank of America National Trust and Savings Association California: worldwide scope statewide service (ddr-csujad-5-67)
Bank of America LA Harra Branch savings account book for credit of Masao Okine and Seiichi Okine. It records deposits between April and November 1940. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_01_09_001
Sherman Kishi interview (ddr-csujad-6-13)
doc Sherman Kishi interview (ddr-csujad-6-13)
Oral history interview with Sherman Kishi. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: SCRC_KISHI_SHERMAN
George Kiyomoto interview (ddr-csujad-6-14)
doc George Kiyomoto interview (ddr-csujad-6-14)
Oral history interview with George Kiyomoto. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: SCRC_KIYOMOTO_GEORGE
Young Nisei girl purchasing Christmas wrappings in cooperative notion store at Granada incarceration camp (ddr-csujad-14-40)
img Young Nisei girl purchasing Christmas wrappings in cooperative notion store at Granada incarceration camp (ddr-csujad-14-40)
Young Nisei girl purchasing Christmas wrappings in cooperative notion store at Granada incarceration camp. December 10, 1942. Photo by Tom Parker. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: HMLSC_TOMO_f05
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
Taenaka family, children (ddr-csujad-25-237)
img Taenaka family, children (ddr-csujad-25-237)
A page from the Taenaka family photo album. Pasted on the page are five photographs including the Taenakas' children, Haruko, Yaeko, Ukichi, Toshikuni, Chiyoko, and Saiko. A house and car are depicted in the photographs, where the Taenakas most likely reside in Los Angeles, California. The photographs appear to be taken in the late 1920s. See ...
Taenaka family (ddr-csujad-25-92)
img Taenaka family (ddr-csujad-25-92)
A photograph of Toshikuni Taenaka, a Japanese American Nisei/Kibei soldier, and his family. Includes Toshikuni Taenaka in US Army service uniform, his parents, Tamesaburo and Kamie Taenaka, his sisters, Haruko, Chiyoko, and Saiko, and his nephews and niece. The photograph is probably taken in Brighton, Colorado, where Toshikuni Taenaka's family resides. See this object ...
Toshikuni Taenaka in US Army combat uniform (ddr-csujad-25-59)
img Toshikuni Taenaka in US Army combat uniform (ddr-csujad-25-59)
A photograph of Toshikuni Tanenaka, a Japanese American Nisei/Kibei soldier, in US Army combat uniform with Technician Fifth Grade (T/5) insignia on the arm and a helmet. The photograph is probably taken in Camp Savage, Minnesota. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_08_01_001
Haruko Taenaka, friends (ddr-csujad-25-260)
img Haruko Taenaka, friends (ddr-csujad-25-260)
A page from the Taenaka family photo album. Pasted on the page are eight photographs. Include Haruko Taenaka and Caucasian female children and adults. The photographs are most likely taken in front of a school in Los Angeles, California in the early 1920s. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site ...
Toshikuni Taenaka in US Army uniform (ddr-csujad-25-74)
img Toshikuni Taenaka in US Army uniform (ddr-csujad-25-74)
A photograph of Toshikuni Taenaka, a Japanese American Nisei/Kibei soldier, in US Army uniform with Private First Class insignia on the arm. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_08_01_016
Nisei, UC Berkeley (ddr-csujad-25-315)
img Nisei, UC Berkeley (ddr-csujad-25-315)
A page from a photo album including Japanese family photographs. Pasted on the page are photographs of Japanese American students at the University of California, Berkeley. The inscription on one of the photographs reads, "To Alice, from Malian Komuro." The photographs are probably taken in the early 1900s. See this object in the California State Universities ...
Taenaka family portraits (ddr-csujad-25-251)
img Taenaka family portraits (ddr-csujad-25-251)
A page from the Taenaka family photo album. Pasted on the page are two portraits of the Taenaka family taken in 1918 and 1920 in Los Angeles, California. Left photograph includes: Tamesaburo, Kamie, Haruko, Yaeko, Ukichi, and Toshikuni; Right photograph includes: Tamesaburo, Kamie, Haruko, Yaeko, and Toshikuni. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese ...
Toshikuni Taenaka in US Army uniform (ddr-csujad-25-75)
img Toshikuni Taenaka in US Army uniform (ddr-csujad-25-75)
A photograph of Toshikuni Taenaka, a Japanese American Nisei/Kibei soldier, in US Army uniform with Private First Class insignia on the arm. He poses, siting on a bed probably in Camp Savage Military Intelligence Service Language School Minnesota. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_08_01_017
Children (ddr-csujad-25-227)
img Children (ddr-csujad-25-227)
A page from the Taenaka family photo album. Pasted on the page are two portraits of Japanese or Japanese American children most likely taken in the early 1900s. Location is unknown. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_09_01_022
Japanese family, females (ddr-csujad-25-309)
img Japanese family, females (ddr-csujad-25-309)
A page from a photo album including Japanese family photographs. Pasted on the page are family photographs, mostly depicting Japanese American females. Inscription on one of the photographs reads, "To Kiyo, love Judy." Location is unknown. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_10_01_017
Gentlemen's clubs (ddr-csujad-25-296)
img Gentlemen's clubs (ddr-csujad-25-296)
A page from a photo album including Japanese family photographs. Pasted on the page are four photographs of groups of men. The groups appear to be gentlemens' clubs. Inscription on one of the photographs reads: "g.o.c banquet." Another photograph depicts members of the "Cosmopolitan Club," including Japanese men. Also includes a photograph of a ...
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