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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Hisa Nimura (ddr-densho-325-143)
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Written on the front of the photograph is "Dearest Sumito [illegible] Hisa" and written on the back is "Feb. '48".
Japanese American families (ddr-densho-325-449)
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Hisa Nimura Horiuchi at the far right with her second son, Raymond in her lap. Her older son, Eddie is second from right. Written on back of the photograph "Sept. 5, '53".
Nisei woman (ddr-densho-325-241)
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Friend of Hisa Nimura poses on front steps of house in Pasadena, California. Written on back of photograph "Sept 11 '47 Pasadena"
Nisei woman (ddr-densho-325-350)
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Written on back of photograph "Sept 25 '47 Pasadena"
Nisei woman (ddr-densho-325-329)
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Hisa Nimura stands in front of a cabin in Wrightwood, California. Written on back of the photograph "Dec '47 Wrightwood, Calif"
Father and son (ddr-densho-325-411)
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Sumito Horiuchi and his second son, Raymond. Written on back of the photograph "1952 - July 4 months Raymond"
Nisei woman (ddr-densho-325-344)
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Written on back of photograph "Nov. '47 Masaye Numi"
Nisei man (ddr-densho-325-593)
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Sumito Horiuchi Printed on the back of the photograph "Mar 1978"
Nisei woman with baby (ddr-densho-325-384)
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Hisa Nimura Horiuchi wither her first son, Eddie. Written on the back of the photograph "3 months and 2 wks."
Japanese American adults and children (ddr-densho-325-413)
img Japanese American adults and children (ddr-densho-325-413)
Hisa Nimura Horiuchi (second from left) with her second son, Raymond. Her first son, Eddie, is being held to the right of Hisa by another Japanese American woman. Written on the back of the photograph "1952 - July"
Nisei woman (ddr-densho-325-281)
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Written on front of photograph "To Dearest Hisa - Always, [illegible]" and written on back of photograph "Oct. 5, 1947"
Nisei women (ddr-densho-325-256)
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Friends of Hisa Nimura caught in a candid moment while on a trip to Long Beach, California.
Mother and sons (ddr-densho-325-461)
img Mother and sons (ddr-densho-325-461)
Hisa Nimura Horiuchi and her three sons, Eddie, Raymond, and Danny.
Mother and son (ddr-densho-325-508)
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Written on the back of the photograph "Oct 26, 1952 Eddie's 3rd birthday"
Mother and son (ddr-densho-325-447)
img Mother and son (ddr-densho-325-447)
Hisa Nimura Horiuchi with her second son, Raymond.
Nisei couple (ddr-densho-325-595)
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Sumito and Hisa Horiuchi Written on back of photograph "April 29, 1978 Maritza birth party"
Page of Hisa Nimura Horiuchi Scrapbook (ddr-densho-325-8)
img Page of Hisa Nimura Horiuchi Scrapbook (ddr-densho-325-8)
A collection of Hollywood stars' photographs and postcards.
Nisei woman with baby (ddr-densho-325-382)
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Hisa Nimura Horiuchi poses with her first son, Eddie.
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