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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Nisei couple (ddr-densho-325-391)
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Sumito Horiuchi and Hisa Nimura Horiuchi Written on back of photograph "Didn't this one turn out nice? I really like it, hope you do too."
Japanese Americans (ddr-densho-325-448)
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Hisa Nimura Horiuchi sits with one of her sons in the middle of the front row in this group photograph.
Sansei rides pony (ddr-densho-325-444)
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Hisa Nimura Horiuchi points to the camera as her son, Eddie Horiuchi, rides a pony.
Nisei women (ddr-densho-325-277)
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Hisa Nimura and friend pose in front of car. Written on back of photograph "Oct '47"
Bridal Shower (ddr-densho-325-358)
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Written on back of photograph "Ossie shower Feb 8. 1948"
Nisei woman (ddr-densho-325-367)
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Written on front of photograph "To Hisa: Love, Clara" and on the back of the photograph "This is the front of the house I worked in. Taken Jan. 8, 1948 Hood River, Oregon"
Nisei man (ddr-densho-325-589)
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Sumito Horiuchi Written on back of photograph "Dec. 3, 1979 60th birth"
Nisei women (ddr-densho-325-574)
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Hisa Nimura Horiuchi (foreground) with an unidentified Nisei woman.
Nisei woman (ddr-densho-325-363)
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Written on back of photograph "Ossie Feb. 8, 1948"
Nisei woman (ddr-densho-325-386)
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Written on front of photograph " To [Illegible] Miguire From Hisa"
Page of Hisa Nimura Horiuchi Scrapbook (ddr-densho-325-6)
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Photographs of HIsa'a family and friends before the United States' entry into World War II.
Nisei woman (ddr-densho-325-252)
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A friend of Hisa Nimura poses in front of a car in Pasadena, California. Written on back of photograph "Sept 25 '47 Pasadena"
Nisei men (ddr-densho-325-283)
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Pictured left to right: Mac Motoyama, Nob Nimura, and Ben Motoyama Written on back of photograph "Nov. 1 1947 Mac Motoyama Nob Ben Motoyama"
Mother and sons (ddr-densho-325-554)
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Hisa Nimura Horiuchi (sitting) with her three sons (left to right) Eddie, Raymond and Danny.
Nisei woman (ddr-densho-325-319)
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Written on back of photograph "Yoshiko Dec. '47"
Japanese American family (ddr-densho-325-570)
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Hisa Nimura Horiuchi (middle) with her three sons (left to right) Raymond, Danny and Eddie.
Nisei woman (ddr-densho-325-259)
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Friend of Hisa Nimura caught in candid moment in Pasadena, California.
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