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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Grace and Taye (ddr-csujad-11-105)
img Grace and Taye (ddr-csujad-11-105)
Photographed are two women, dressed in kimono, being identified by a caption as Grace and Taye [Tayeko 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 ...
Relax (ddr-csujad-11-46)
img Relax (ddr-csujad-11-46)
The captions read "Relax"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_005
Yoshiye Yuki (ddr-csujad-11-177)
img Yoshiye Yuki (ddr-csujad-11-177)
A photograph of Yoshiye Yuki [?] taken in Washington. Addressed to "Tazuko-san" [Tazu Kawamoto]. From page 63 of: Tazu Kawamoto photo album (csudh_taz_0001). See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: taz_01_63_002
On board S.S. Yawata Maru (ddr-csujad-11-126)
img On board S.S. Yawata Maru (ddr-csujad-11-126)
A group of people are photographed on a ship. The caption reads, "On board S.S. Yawata Maru." 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_001
Ruby (ddr-csujad-11-106)
img Ruby (ddr-csujad-11-106)
A photograph of a woman being identified as Ruby. 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_006
Chizu Kanda (ddr-csujad-11-124)
img Chizu Kanda (ddr-csujad-11-124)
A portrait of Chizu Kanda. From page 46 of: Tazu Kawamoto photo album (csudh_taz_0001). See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: taz_01_46_002
Drill (ddr-csujad-11-133)
img Drill (ddr-csujad-11-133)
A photograph of Tazu Kawamoto and Sophie Abe doing safety drill [?] taken aboard the S.S. Kamakura Maru. From page 49 of: Tazu Kawamoto photo album (csudh_taz_0001). See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: taz_01_49_001
Mother and son (ddr-csujad-11-125)
img Mother and son (ddr-csujad-11-125)
Photographed are a mother and son, probably Chisono and Casey Kawamoto, posing together on the porch of a house. From page 47 of: Tazu Kawamoto photo album (csudh_taz_0001). See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: taz_01_47_001
Just strolling along (ddr-csujad-11-41)
img Just strolling along (ddr-csujad-11-41)
A photograph of two ladies strolling together. "Treasure Island San Francisco, California, 1939," is printed. From page 17 of: Tazu Kawamoto photo album (csudh_taz_0001). See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: taz_01_17_001
Three women (ddr-csujad-11-128)
img Three women (ddr-csujad-11-128)
Photographed are three women on the street, perhaps after shopping. The woman on the left appears to be Tazu Kawamoto. 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_003
Tazu (ddr-csujad-11-87)
img Tazu (ddr-csujad-11-87)
Photographed is most likely Tazu Kawamoto visiting the exposition. From page 33 of: Tazu Kawamoto photo album (csudh_taz_0001). See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: taz_01_33_002
Golden Gate International Exposition (ddr-csujad-11-80)
img Golden Gate International Exposition (ddr-csujad-11-80)
Snapshots from the Golden Gate International Exposition, also known as the World's Fair of 1939, which took place on Treasure Island in San Francisco. Includes Yone Nakayama and Sayo. From page 31 of: Tazu Kawamoto photo album (csudh_taz_0001). See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: taz_01_31_003
Sisters and brother, Saye (ddr-csujad-11-172)
img Sisters and brother, Saye (ddr-csujad-11-172)
A photograph of Saye Selly Kawamoto. From page 61 of: Tazu Kawamoto photo album (csudh_taz_0001). See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: taz_01_61_003
ST. Paul extends a hand (ddr-csujad-19-74)
doc ST. Paul extends a hand (ddr-csujad-19-74)
This article written by Alice L. Sickels describes St. Paul living up to its traditions of hospitality and friendliness to all people of all nationalities by welcoming resettled Japanese Americans. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: WRA_02-23_05
An Oral History with Meri Hamako Nakashima (ddr-csujad-29-13)
av An Oral History with Meri Hamako Nakashima (ddr-csujad-29-13)
Nisei memories of athletic girlhood; removal to Santa Anita Assembly Center, Los Angeles, California where she witnessed a riot; eventual move to the Rowher incarceration camp, Arkansas; and marriage in and out-of-camp ceremony. This oral history was conducted for the Japanese American Oral History Project, Oral History Program, CSU Fullerton. Transcript is found in item: csufccop_jaoh_0021 ...
An Oral History with Seiko Ishida (ddr-csujad-29-11)
av An Oral History with Seiko Ishida (ddr-csujad-29-11)
Retired Kibei teacher recounts samurai parents' background and their immigration to Seattle, Washington; socioeconomic composition of Seattle's Japanese community; earlier teacher training; prewar stays in Japan as a child and as a tutor in a missionary family; experiences as a teacher in the wartime resettlement in New York; and postwar return to Los Angeles. This ...
An oral history with James Otsuka (ddr-csujad-29-53)
av An oral history with James Otsuka (ddr-csujad-29-53)
An oral interview with James Otsuka, Orange County resident. The interview was conducted for the Japanese American Oral History Project by California State University, Fullerton. Transcript is found in item: csufccop_jaoh_0166. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: 3467_T01
A Japanese American woman and girl look up into the sky (ddr-densho-362-4)
img A Japanese American woman and girl look up into the sky (ddr-densho-362-4)
A young Japanese American woman and girl look up into the sky. Heart Mountain housing stand in the background.
Group photo of two women and seventeen children (ddr-densho-362-31)
img Group photo of two women and seventeen children (ddr-densho-362-31)
Seventeen children and two women gather for a group picture. A camp building appears in the background.
Six Japanese Americans at railroad crossing (ddr-densho-362-42)
img Six Japanese Americans at railroad crossing (ddr-densho-362-42)
Two men, two women and two girls gather together near train tracks for a group photo.
Four young girls and a woman with an umbrella (ddr-densho-362-33)
img Four young girls and a woman with an umbrella (ddr-densho-362-33)
Four young girls and a woman with an umbrella stand sideways in a row in an open field.
Group photo of two women, one man, and a young girl in open field (ddr-densho-362-37)
img Group photo of two women, one man, and a young girl in open field (ddr-densho-362-37)
Two women, one man, and a young girl stand in a row for a group photo in an open field. Both women wear white dresses.
A Japanese American woman and girl pose for camera (ddr-densho-362-5)
img A Japanese American woman and girl pose for camera (ddr-densho-362-5)
A young woman and young girl stand and pose together looking into the camera. The woman wraps her arm around the girl. Heart Mountain housing appear in the background.
Two Japanese American boys work on a project (ddr-densho-362-19)
img Two Japanese American boys work on a project (ddr-densho-362-19)
Tom Konishi works on cutting out a design on a machine with another young man.
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