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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The Northwest Times Vol. 5 No. 9 (January 31, 1951) (ddr-densho-229-270)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 5 No. 9 (January 31, 1951) (ddr-densho-229-270)
"Father Murphy Appeals to the Nisei" (p. 1), "Northwest District Council Sets Conclave for Labor Day Holidays; Seattle to be Host" (p. 1).
New Tokyo Bar (ddr-one-1-84)
img New Tokyo Bar (ddr-one-1-84)
Black and white photographic negative of unidentified bar patrons at the New Tokyo Bar. Bartender George Ninomiya is behind the bar.
Nisei at Epworth United Methodist Church (ddr-one-1-340)
img Nisei at Epworth United Methodist Church (ddr-one-1-340)
Black and white photographic negative of unidentified Nisei sitting on sofas at Epworth United Methodist Church. This photograph may have been taken during the Northwest Methodist Rally. Original print ONLC 3262 (ddr-one-1-438).
Wedding of Sam Sakamoto and Hanaye (Fujiwara) Sakamoto (ddr-one-1-39)
img Wedding of Sam Sakamoto and Hanaye (Fujiwara) Sakamoto (ddr-one-1-39)
Original black and white photographic print of bride and groom standing and receiving guests. Left to Right: Sam Sakamoto and Hanaye (Fujiwara) Sakamoto.
Sitting on a Wall (ddr-one-1-636)
img Sitting on a Wall (ddr-one-1-636)
Black and white photographic negative of four Nisei sitting on a wall next to a parked car, two additional Nisei are standing behind. From left to right: Shig Oka, Betty Nakashimada, Atsuko "Alice" (Matsumoto) Ando, Frank Hirahara, Misty (Kiyomura) Takeoka, and Shig Yuzuriha. For 5 x 4 print, please see ONLC 4781 (ddr-one-1-583).
Nap on the Beach (ddr-one-1-619)
img Nap on the Beach (ddr-one-1-619)
Black and white photographic negative of three Nisei girls napping on the beach in a pile. On the top left is Grace Mieko (Muramatsu) Ouchida, other two unidentified.
Adelphons Group Photo (ddr-one-1-3)
img Adelphons Group Photo (ddr-one-1-3)
Black and white photographic negative 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 (Kawata ...
Indoor Carnival Fundraiser- Bingo (ddr-one-1-87)
img Indoor Carnival Fundraiser- Bingo (ddr-one-1-87)
Black and white photographic negative of an indoor carnival fundraiser possibly hosted by the Sorelles or Adelphons (Japanese American young women's groups). People sitting and playing bingo, watchers stand behind. Sitting left to right: Henry "Wimpy" Kawata, George Kasahara, Terry Mishiro, Diane (Ando) Harder, Minoru "Bob" Ando, unidentified woman, Betty (Hiuga) Nishimura, Tomo Saito, Fumi ...
Frank Hirahara at New Tokyo Bar (ddr-one-1-79)
img Frank Hirahara at New Tokyo Bar (ddr-one-1-79)
Original black and white photographic print of Frank Hirahara and Rose Mae Hara at the New Tokyo Bar in Portland, Oregon. For negative please see ONLC 2856 (ddr-one-1-80).
Reed College (ddr-one-1-362)
img Reed College (ddr-one-1-362)
Black and white photographic print of Carlos Ogimi and other students sitting at drawing table working on an unknown project. Carlos is the first seated student on the right, everyone else is unidentified. This photographic negative was taken at Reed College where Carlos was a student. Negative ONLC 3182 (ddr-one-1-364).
Nisei at Epworth United Methodist Church (ddr-one-1-327)
img Nisei at Epworth United Methodist Church (ddr-one-1-327)
Black and white original photographic print of Nisei women at Epworth United Methodist Church rolling up newspapers possibly during the Northwest Methodist Rally. From left to right: Martha (Kondo) Miyasaki, Miriam (Koyama) Kiso, Grace (Sakano) Robbs, Jean Yasuko (Kida) Tomita, unidentified, and Masae "Elsie" (Morita) Onishi. For negative please see ONLC 3144 (ddr-one-1-326)
Sorelles Beach Outing (ddr-one-1-391)
img Sorelles Beach Outing (ddr-one-1-391)
Black and white photographic negative of a group of Nisei at a beach outing planned by the Sorrelles (a high school social group). Sitting left to right: unidentified, Masae "Elsie" (Morita) Onishi, Nobyo Sato, unidentified, Grace Mieko (Muramatsu) Ouchida, Loretta (Fujii) Kaneko, Mas Ouchida, May (Ebihara) Gelfand, and unidentified. Standing left to right: Kathleen "Kathie" Haruko ...
Community Picnic (ddr-one-1-369)
img Community Picnic (ddr-one-1-369)
Black and white photographic negative of Nisei sitting at a picnic table enjoying the community picnic at Viking Park hosted by the Oregon Buddhist Church (now known as the Oregon Buddhist Temple). From left to right: Mieko Fujita, Sam "Pompadour Sam" Sasaki, and Fude (Fujita) Kagawa.
Valentine's Day potluck at Oregon Buddhist Church (ddr-one-1-60)
img Valentine's Day potluck at Oregon Buddhist Church (ddr-one-1-60)
Color slide of young women filling plates at a Valentine's Day potluck at Oregon Buddhist Church (now known as the Oregon Buddhist Temple). From left to right: Kathleen "Kathie" Haruko (Matsuda) Sato, unidentified, Rose Haruye (Muramatsu) Ouchida, Jean Matsumoto, and Michiko (Masuoka) Nishioka.
Sorelles Beach Outing (ddr-one-1-395)
img Sorelles Beach Outing (ddr-one-1-395)
Black and white photographic negative of Tom Fujii (left) and Shig Tada (right) sitting on Yoji Kiso at the Oregon Coast at a beach outing planned by the Sorrelles (a high school social group). Aki (Shiraishi) Dong is laying in the sand next to Yoji Kiso.
New Tokyo Bar (ddr-one-1-82)
img New Tokyo Bar (ddr-one-1-82)
Black and white photographic negative of unidentified men playing Gibson guitars at the New Tokyo Bar. For print please see ONLC 4949 (ddr-one-1-720)
Hanamatsuri (birth of Buddha celebration) Odori Performance (ddr-one-1-411)
img Hanamatsuri (birth of Buddha celebration) Odori Performance (ddr-one-1-411)
Black and white photographic negative of Patricia “Pat” (Ikata) Iboshi dancing on stage in a western style dress for Hanamatsuri (birth of Buddha celebration) at Oregon Buddhist Church (now known as Oregon Buddhist Temple).
Wedding of Sam Sakamoto and Hanaye (Fujiwara) Sakamoto (ddr-one-1-641)
img Wedding of Sam Sakamoto and Hanaye (Fujiwara) Sakamoto (ddr-one-1-641)
Black and white photographic negative of Hanaye (Fujiwara) Sakamoto standing in front of a open car with her bouquet. Yoichi "Jack" Nomi is standing next to her.
Friends on the Balcony (ddr-one-1-622)
img Friends on the Balcony (ddr-one-1-622)
Black and white photographic negative of three Nisei standing on a balcony laughing. A newspaper and wallet sit on the ledge. From left to right: unidentified, Jean Yasuko (Kida) Tomita, and unidentified.
Wedding of Sam Sakamoto and Hanaye (Fujiwara) Sakamoto (ddr-one-1-43)
img Wedding of Sam Sakamoto and Hanaye (Fujiwara) Sakamoto (ddr-one-1-43)
Black and white photographic negative of bride, Hanaye (Fujiwara) Sakamoto, walking towards the center aisle escorted by an unidentified man.
Friends (ddr-one-1-589)
img Friends (ddr-one-1-589)
Black and white photographic negative of Shig Yuzuriha in the middle with four unidentified Nisei standing in front of a brick building.
Friends (ddr-one-1-593)
img Friends (ddr-one-1-593)
Black and white photographic negative of three unidentified Nisei chatting outside on the sidewalk in front of a parked car.
Reed College (ddr-one-1-364)
img Reed College (ddr-one-1-364)
Black and white photographic negative of Carlos Ogimi and other students sitting at drawing table working on an unknown project. Carlos is the first seated student on the right, everyone else is unidentified. This photographic negative was taken at Reed College where Carlos was a student. Original print ONLC 3180 (ddr-one-1-362).
Frank with friends around a table (ddr-one-1-573)
img Frank with friends around a table (ddr-one-1-573)
Black and white photographic negative of five people gathered around kitchen table, two standing three seated. Standing left to right: Frank Hirahara, and unidentified. Sitting left to right: Tamiyo Ochiai, unidentified, and Zenzaburo Ochiai.
Wedding of Sam Sakamoto and Hanaye (Fujiwara) Sakamoto (ddr-one-1-46)
img Wedding of Sam Sakamoto and Hanaye (Fujiwara) Sakamoto (ddr-one-1-46)
Black and white photographic negative of organist and a singer standing in the choir's pews inside a church. Performance for the wedding of Sam Sakamoto and Hanaye (Fujiwara) Sakamoto.
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