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 Wayne M. Collins, Attorney at Law, to Tsugitada Kanamori, May 19, 1958 (ddr-csujad-12-11)
doc Letter from Wayne M. Collins, Attorney at Law, to Tsugitada Kanamori, May 19, 1958 (ddr-csujad-12-11)
This letter by Wayne M. Collins, Attorney at Law, discusses the "Final Order, Judgement and Decree," which was brought to litigation on behalf of Tsugitada Kanamori, who had renounced his United States citizenship. According to the judgement, which can be seen in item: csudh_tsu_0010, this renunciation is null and void and thus Kanamori will remain a ...
Letter from William E. Gotcher, February 3, 1948 (ddr-csujad-12-3)
doc Letter from William E. Gotcher, February 3, 1948 (ddr-csujad-12-3)
In this letter, a former employer of Tsugitada Kanamori writes a letter of reference, describing him as a hard working, trustworthy, and honest employee. Mr. William E. Gotcher confirms that Kanamori was an employee of the Yokohama Area Engineer Equipment Pool for two years and had held several positions. See this object in the California State ...
Taye (ddr-csujad-11-95)
img Taye (ddr-csujad-11-95)
This photograph of Taye [Tayeko Kawamoto?]. The caption reads, "Playtime." From page 37 of: Tazu Kawamoto photo album (csudh_taz_0001). See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: taz_01_37_001
Tazu Kawamoto (ddr-csujad-11-192)
img Tazu Kawamoto (ddr-csujad-11-192)
A photograph of Tazu Kawamoto with her friends. This photograph appears to be taken inside the Gila River incarceration camp. From page 75 of: Tazu Kawamoto photo album (csudh_taz_0001). See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: taz_01_75_001
Goodbye (ddr-csujad-11-127)
img Goodbye (ddr-csujad-11-127)
Photographed is a woman waving goodbye to a ship in the harbor. From page 48 of: Tazu Kawamoto photo album (csudh_taz_0001). See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: taz_01_48_002
Tazu Kawamoto (ddr-csujad-11-104)
img Tazu Kawamoto (ddr-csujad-11-104)
Photographed is probably Tazu Kawamoto. It is most likely taken at the San Francisco World's Fair on Treasure Island in 1940. From page 39 of: Tazu Kawamoto photo album (csudh_taz_0001). See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: taz_01_39_004
Something funny (ddr-csujad-11-19)
img Something funny (ddr-csujad-11-19)
The captions read, "Something funny" and "It happened one Sunday..." A group of women stand together and pose for a picture on the street. From page 10 of: Tazu Kawamoto photo album (csudh_taz_0001). See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: taz_01_10_002
Returning (ddr-csujad-11-130)
img Returning (ddr-csujad-11-130)
Photographed are a group of people aboard a ship. The caption reads "returning." From page 48 of: Tazu Kawamoto photo album (csudh_taz_0001). See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: taz_01_48_005
Attentive (ddr-csujad-11-42)
img Attentive (ddr-csujad-11-42)
The captions read "Attentive" and "N.A.Y.B.A. [North America Youth Basketball Association?] Prep Committee Outing." The outing took place on Treasure Island. From page 18 of: Tazu Kawamoto photo album (csudh_taz_0001). See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: taz_01_18_001
Back in Monterey (ddr-csujad-11-141)
img Back in Monterey (ddr-csujad-11-141)
A photograph of two woman, including Tazu Kawamoto. From page 51 of: Tazu Kawamoto photo album (csudh_taz_0001). See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: taz_01_51_002
One Sunday afternoon, now, now (ddr-csujad-11-107)
img One Sunday afternoon, now, now (ddr-csujad-11-107)
Photographed are Tazu Kawamoto, Louise, and Taye [Tayeko Kawamoto]. From page 40 of: Tazu Kawamoto photo album (csudh_taz_0001). See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: taz_01_40_001
Tazu Kawamoto (ddr-csujad-11-189)
img Tazu Kawamoto (ddr-csujad-11-189)
Tazu Kawamoto is photographed sitting in the sun. This photo might have been taken at the Gila River incarceration camp. From page 72 of: Tazu Kawamoto photo album (csudh_taz_0001). See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: taz_01_72_001
Doing right turn (ddr-csujad-11-137)
img Doing right turn (ddr-csujad-11-137)
A photograph of Tazu Kawamoto, Sayo, and Yonk walking down a street. The captions read, "How we spent our Sunday afternoon, at Palo Alto" and "Doing right turn." From page 50 of: Tazu Kawamoto photo album (csudh_taz_0001). See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: taz_01_50_001
Envelope and letter to Dr. Keizaburo
doc Envelope and letter to Dr. Keizaburo "Kei" Koyama from Teru Koyama (ddr-one-5-72)
Envelope addressed to Dr. Keizaburo Koyama at the Santa Fe Detention Station from his wife, Teru Koyama, at Minidoka. Postmarked Oct 4, 1943. In the upper right corner “Internee of War/Free Mail” is written in place of a stamp. The numbers “10-8-43” are written along the top of the envelope in red pencil. Inside is ...
Envelope and letter to Dr. Keizaburo
doc Envelope and letter to Dr. Keizaburo "Kei" Koyama from Teru Koyama (ddr-one-5-40)
Slightly yellowed envelope addressed to Dr. Keizaburo Koyama in Camp Livingston from his wife, Teru Koyama, at Minidoka. Postmarked October 19, 1942. Along the top 10-23-1942 is written in red pencil. On the left side of the envelope is a purple "Censored" stamp. Inside the envelope is a letter dated October 17, 1942. Teru writes about ...
An Oral History with J.S. Kishiyama and Y. Kishiyama (ddr-csujad-29-3)
av An Oral History with J.S. Kishiyama and Y. Kishiyama (ddr-csujad-29-3)
Reflections of an elderly Orange County, California couple on their experiences in America. He recounts his years as an immigrant; she discusses her family background, makeup of Japanese-American community, and rural living. This oral history was conducted for the Japanese American Oral History Project, Oral History Program, California State University, Fullerton; interview conducted by Pat Morgan ...
An Oral History with John Yukio Mori (ddr-csujad-29-2)
av An Oral History with John Yukio Mori (ddr-csujad-29-2)
A Sansei and conscientious objector to the Vietnam war discusses alternate service as partner in Amerasia Bookstore, a nonprofit organization serving Los Angeles's Little Tokyo; activities in Young Buddhist Association; parent's reaction to his current life-style; and long term effect of World War II incarceration. This oral history was conducted for the Japanese Oral ...
An Oral History with Craig Kei Ihara (ddr-csujad-29-1)
av An Oral History with Craig Kei Ihara (ddr-csujad-29-1)
Oral history with Craig Kei Ihara, Sansei and California State University, Fullerton philosophy professor, born at the Rohwer incarceration camp, Arkansas discusses family history, focusing on religion, education, aspirations, and cultural heritage; and recent overnight stay at old Rohwer campsite. This oral history was conducted for the Japanese American Oral History Project for the Center for ...
Envelope and letter to Dr. Keizaburo
doc Envelope and letter to Dr. Keizaburo "Kei" Koyama from Teru Koyama and Miriam Kiyo Koyama (ddr-one-5-22)
Yellowed envelope addressed to Dr. Keizaburo Koyama in Camp Livingston from his wife, Teru Koyama, in the Portland Assembly Center. The envelope is postmarked August 24, 1942, and is stamped "VIA AIR MAIL" over the postmark. Written in blue pencil under the postage stamp is “Aug 23, 1942.” Written below the address in blue pencil is ...
A unsent and unfinished postcard (ddr-one-5-44)
doc A unsent and unfinished postcard (ddr-one-5-44)
One cent postcard addressed to William K. Koyama at Minidoka from Dr. Keizaburo Koyama at Camp Livingston. Postcard has no postmark indicating it was never mailed. On the backside is an incomplete birthday message to his son William Koyama dated Nov. 12, 1942.
Two photos of Nisei servicemen (ddr-csujad-7-13)
img Two photos of Nisei servicemen (ddr-csujad-7-13)
Two photos of Nisei servicemen. Top: Furloughed soldier with his mother in strawberry field, Florin, California, 1942. Bottom: Soldier visiting his parents at Minidoka incarceration camp. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: HMLSC_JA_f13
Nisei girl looking over the baggage of two families (ddr-csujad-7-11)
img Nisei girl looking over the baggage of two families (ddr-csujad-7-11)
Nisei girl looking over the baggage of two families at a camp. The baggage belongs to "Y. Takemoto" and "Kobori, Miyoko." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: HMLSC_JA_f11
Day at the Fair (ddr-csujad-11-77)
img Day at the Fair (ddr-csujad-11-77)
A photograph of Tazu Kawamoto taken during the World's Fair located on San Francisco's Treasure Island in 1939. From page 30 of: Tazu Kawamoto photo album (csudh_taz_0001). See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: taz_01_30_004
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