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 (ddr-one-1-299)
img Nisei (ddr-one-1-299)
Black and white photographic negative of nine Nisei smiling for the camera indoors. Women from left to right: all unidentified except fifth from the left, Irene (Fujii) Mano. Men back row left to right: unidentified, Yoichi “Cannon” Kitayama, and Shorty Kaga. Man in front: Ned Maeda.
YBA Tacoma Baseball Team (ddr-one-1-28)
img YBA Tacoma Baseball Team (ddr-one-1-28)
Black and white photographic negative of a Japanese American baseball team in uniforms that read "YBA". The team has been identified as from Tacoma, Washington. First from the right in the front row: Ted Taniguchi, First from the right in the back row: Stogie Kawabata.
Sorelles Group Photo (ddr-one-1-7)
img Sorelles Group Photo (ddr-one-1-7)
Original black and white photographic print of the Sorelles, a high school social group. Back Row (left to right): Elsie Okazaki, Anges (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 ...
Sorelles Group Photo (ddr-one-1-15)
img Sorelles Group Photo (ddr-one-1-15)
Black and white photographic negative of the Sorelles, a high school social group. Back Row (left to right): Elsie Okazaki, Beti ann (Minamoto) Wantroba, Jean Matsumoto, Lillian (Niimi) Mikariya, Rose Haruye (Muramatsu) Ouchida, Kathleen “Kathie” Haruko (Matsuda) Sato, Frances (Kinoshita) Mayeda, Grace Mieko (Muramatsu) Ouchida, and Mitsy (Kiyomura) Takeoka. Third Row: Nami (Miura) Koida, Miriam (Koyama ...
Reed College (ddr-one-1-351)
img Reed College (ddr-one-1-351)
Black and white photographic negative of Ayame Ogimi's dorm room at Reed College in Portland, Oregon. Ayame Ogimi is seated on the floor smiling towards the camera, friends seated in semi-circle are unidentified.
Wedding of Sam Sakamoto and Hanaye (Fujiwara) Sakamoto (ddr-one-1-36)
img Wedding of Sam Sakamoto and Hanaye (Fujiwara) Sakamoto (ddr-one-1-36)
Original black and white photographic print of Sam Sakamoto and Hanaye (Fujiwara) Sakamoto's wedding reception. About 11 people sitting around banquet tables. Wedding party seated along back wall; from left to right: Yoichi "Jack" Nomi, Tamaye (Fujiwara) Nomi, Sam Sakamoto, Hanaye (Fujiwara) Sakamoto, Keso Kuwahara, Lilly (Kobayashi) Irinaga. Rest of the guests are unidentified. For ...
Wedding of Sam Sakamoto and Hanaye (Fujiwara) Sakamoto (ddr-one-1-41)
img Wedding of Sam Sakamoto and Hanaye (Fujiwara) Sakamoto (ddr-one-1-41)
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.
Third Annual Oregon Nisei Bowling League Tournament Dance- Couple seated (ddr-one-1-124)
img Third Annual Oregon Nisei Bowling League Tournament Dance- Couple seated (ddr-one-1-124)
Original black and white photographic print of couple sitting at table at the Third Annual Nisei Bowling League Tournament Dance at McElroy's Ballroom in Portland, Oregon. The couple is smiling for the camera. From left to right: Bob Luck and Doris Chan. Negative ONLC 2940 (ddr-one-1-123).
Nap on the Beach (ddr-one-1-613)
img Nap on the Beach (ddr-one-1-613)
"Black and white photographic negative of several Nisei taking a nap on the beach. Laying in the center with her face visible to the camera is Grace Mieko (Muramatsu) Ouchida. "
Young Buddhist League Convention Queen (ddr-one-1-25)
img Young Buddhist League Convention Queen (ddr-one-1-25)
Black and white photographic print of the Fourth Annual Northwest Young Buddhist League's Convection Queen: Mary (Nakata) Fujii of Portland, Oregon. She is dressed in a dark formal gown, wearing a jeweled tiara and velvet robe. The photograph was found in Frank Hirahara's memorabilia of his time in Portland.
Adelphons Group Photo (ddr-one-1-1)
img Adelphons Group Photo (ddr-one-1-1)
Original black and white photographic print of the Adelphons, a young women's service group of the Portland Chapter of the Japanese American Citizen's League, in formal attire. Back Row (left to right): Sumiko “Sue” (Kawasaki) Fujino, unidentified, Minnie (Oyama) Abe, Ochiyo (Nishioka) Hasuike, unidentified, Mary (Furusho) Iwasaki, Tamae "Butch" Yamamoto, Kathryn (Kawata) Niita, Irene ...
Nisei at Epworth United Methodist Church (ddr-one-1-330)
img Nisei at Epworth United Methodist Church (ddr-one-1-330)
Black and white photographic negative of four Nisei girls wearing white gloves, large, fake ears and a newspaper bib inside Epworth United Methodist Church, possibly during the Northwest Methodist Rally. Each girl is also holding a conductor baton. Third girl from the left is identified as Sophie (Tomita) Imai.
Sorelles Group Photo (ddr-one-1-21)
img Sorelles Group Photo (ddr-one-1-21)
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, Atsuko "Alice" (Matsumoto) Ando, Jean Matsumoto ...
Outdoor Games (ddr-one-1-705)
img Outdoor Games (ddr-one-1-705)
Black and white photographic negative of nine unidentified Nisei women and one unidentified Nisei man standing in a line with spoons in their hands.
Reed College (ddr-one-1-356)
img Reed College (ddr-one-1-356)
Black and white photographic negative of siblings Carlos Ogimi and Ayame Ogimi at Reed College, where they both attended school.
Third Annual Oregon Nisei Bowling League Tournament Dance- Seated couple (ddr-one-1-122)
img Third Annual Oregon Nisei Bowling League Tournament Dance- Seated couple (ddr-one-1-122)
Black and white photographic negative of couples sitting around two tables at the Third Annual Nisei Bowling League Tournament Dance at McElroy's Ballroom in Portland, Oregon. One couple is smiling for the camera. Left to right: Yuri Sasaki, Sam "Pompadour Sam" Sasaki, May Sono, and George Sono. Woman standing in left background is identified as ...
Valentine's Day potluck at Oregon Buddhist Church (ddr-one-1-61)
img Valentine's Day potluck at Oregon Buddhist Church (ddr-one-1-61)
Color slide of young men and women filling plates at Valentine's Day potluck at Oregon Buddhist Church (now known as the Oregon Buddhist Temple). From left to right: Ben Ishida, Atsuko "Alice" (Matsumoto) Ando, Frances (Kinoshita) Mayeda, and Arthur "Art" Ojiro Sasaki.
George Kida thank you card, memorial card, and obituary (ddr-one-3-103)
doc George Kida thank you card, memorial card, and obituary (ddr-one-3-103)
A card from Mitsuko (Combs), Mitsuno, and Emi thanking people for coming to George Kida's funeral with insert. Includes two photocopies of this card, one including George Kida's obituary, a photocopy of the funeral memorial card for George Kida's funeral, and a copy of Keith McCoy's obituary for George Kida in "The ...
George Kida at Christmas (ddr-one-3-126)
img George Kida at Christmas (ddr-one-3-126)
Color photograph of George Kida sitting in a chair. A table covered with platters of food is visible in the background. From Christmas, 1995.
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 53, No. 7 (August 18, 1961) (ddr-pc-33-33)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 53, No. 7 (August 18, 1961) (ddr-pc-33-33)
Selected article titles: "Column Left: Nisei Week Festival' (p. 1), "Four More Contribute $1,000 Each to Issei Story; General Push Later" (p. 1), "New San Francisco Japanese Consul Gen'l. Welcomed 'Home' at Community Function' (p. 2), and "'Panel of Americans' Discuss Role of Collegians Before NC-WNDC" (p. 4).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 69, No. 2 (July 11,1969) (ddr-pc-41-28)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 69, No. 2 (July 11,1969) (ddr-pc-41-28)
Select article titles: "Nat'l JACL board & staff interim session scheduled" (p. 1); "The Warren Court" (p. 2); "Astronauts taking message to moon from world leaders" (p. 2); "Parents' primary duty to child is to teach love, responsibility" (p. 4); "The Visible Majority" (p. 6).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 69, No. 12 (September 19,1969) (ddr-pc-41-38)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 69, No. 12 (September 19,1969) (ddr-pc-41-38)
Select article titles: " 'Quiet American' Controversy: Boycott threat called censorship" (p. 1); "Job discrimination, especially in promotion of Nisei, JACL survey" (p. 1);"Rep. Moss tells Sacramento JACLers Congress will pass Title II repeal" (p. 4); "Jobs & Bias: Nisei quiet" (p. 3).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 69, No. 24 (December 12,1969) (ddr-pc-41-50)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 69, No. 24 (December 12,1969) (ddr-pc-41-50)
Select article titles: "Arkansas honors Nisei at Rohwer" (p. 1); "Inouye bill reported out of committee" (p. 1); "Anti-Oriental bias in civil service probed" (p. 1); "Hayajawa tells Fresno audience S.F. State will remain peaceful" (p.3).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 89, No. 2052 (July 20, 1979) (ddr-pc-51-28)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 89, No. 2052 (July 20, 1979) (ddr-pc-51-28)
Selected article titles: "Mineta Lauds Nisei MIS Role During WW2 in Pacific Theater" (pp. 1, 7), "Major Cutback in Whaling Approved" (p. 1), "J. William Fulbright Says: Japan Acquires Secret for Humanity: Make Cultural Development, Not War" (p. 2), and "Ex-Kamikaze Pilot Teaches English to Foreign Students at Michigan State" (p. 8).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 89, No. 2069 (November 16, 1979) (ddr-pc-51-45)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 89, No. 2069 (November 16, 1979) (ddr-pc-51-45)
Selected article titles: "Nisei Know 'First Hand' Agonies of Hostages in Iran" (p. 1), "NHK 'Story of America' Tells Drama of Issei-Nisei-Sansei" (p. 1), "A Background Report: Japan-U.S. Friendship Act: Continued from Last Week" (p. 4), and "YE Editor's Desk: Mexican Nikkei" (p. 4).
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