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 woman (ddr-densho-325-254)
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Hisa Nimura poses next to a car in Pasadena California. Written on back of photograph "Pasadena Sept 25 '47"
Bridal Shower (ddr-densho-325-360)
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Written on back of photograph "Ossie shower Feb. 8, 1948"
Nisei woman (ddr-densho-325-245)
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Hisa Nimura poses on the front porch of a house in Pasadena, California. Written on back of photograph "Sept 11 Pasadena"
Nisei in car (ddr-densho-325-274)
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A friend of Hisa Nimura poses in car. Written on back of photograph "Oct '47"
Nisei woman (ddr-densho-325-390)
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Hisa Nimura poses in front of flowering tree.
Postcard from Actress (ddr-densho-325-11)
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A postcard sent to Hisa aftger she requested a photograph of the actress, Gloria Jean.
Nisei woman (ddr-densho-325-567)
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Hisa Nimura Horiuchi Written on the back of the photograph "1960"
Nisei man (ddr-densho-325-315)
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Sumito Horiuchi poses next to tree. Written on back of photograph "Nov. '47"
Mother and son (ddr-densho-325-442)
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Hisa Nimura Horiuchi with her son Eddie Horiuchi
Japanese American family (ddr-densho-325-502)
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Hisa Nimura Horiuchi with her three sons, Eddie, Raymond and Danny.
Japanese American family (ddr-densho-325-513)
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Sumito Horiuchi poses with his three sons, Eddie, Raymond and Danny.
Baby Shower (ddr-densho-325-376)
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Written on back of photograph "Ethel's shower April 4, 1948 L.A."
Japanese American family (ddr-densho-325-499)
img Japanese American family (ddr-densho-325-499)
Hisa Nimura Horiuchi poses with her three sons, Eddie, Raymond and Danny.
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 85, No. 2 (July 8, 1977) (ddr-pc-49-26)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 85, No. 2 (July 8, 1977) (ddr-pc-49-26)
Selected article titles: "Angry Words Fly Over J-Town Housing: (p.1), "AMA Conference Tables Move to Aid Hibakusha" (p.1), "Asians Criticize Census Test Site" (p.1), "Hearing Off on Retirement Credit Bill" (p.2), "Law Denying College Aid to Aliens Invalidated" (p.3), "Nisei Marriages Evolving" (p.5).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 84, No. 6 (February 18, 1977) (ddr-pc-49-6)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 84, No. 6 (February 18, 1977) (ddr-pc-49-6)
Selected article titles: "Prison System Chief Tells it Like it Is" (p.1, 11), "50% of Nisei Can't Afford to Retire at 65" (p.1), "Japanese & Non-Japanese Marriages Rising" (p.), "Utah Japanese: Survival in Hard Times" (p.), "'Terrible Subject' Becomes 'Constant Reminder'" (p.8).
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