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 (737)

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Nisei women with children (ddr-densho-325-484)
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Hisa Nimura Horiuchi (back row left) poses with her sons, Eddie, Raymond, and Danny (third, second, and first from right) along with a friend and three more children.
Japanese Americans and tank (ddr-densho-325-522)
img Japanese Americans and tank (ddr-densho-325-522)
Hisa Nimura Horiuchi and another unidentified Nisei woman pose in front of a US Army tank while their children pose on top.
Nisei women (ddr-densho-325-255)
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Hisa Nimura and friend pose in front of a car in Pasadena, California. Written on back of photograph "Sept. 25 '47 Pasadena"
Page of Hisa Nimura Horiuchi Scrapbook (ddr-densho-325-47)
img Page of Hisa Nimura Horiuchi Scrapbook (ddr-densho-325-47)
This scrapbook is reconstructed from a scrapbook Hisa Nimura Horiuchi first made while she was incarcerated at Tule Lake Concentration Camp.
Japanese Americans and tank (ddr-densho-325-523)
img Japanese Americans and tank (ddr-densho-325-523)
Hisa Nimura Horiuchi and another unidentified Nisei woman pose in front of a US Army tank while their children pose on top.
Nisei women (ddr-densho-325-248)
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Hisa Nimura and friend Written on back of photograph "Sept 11 '47 Pasadena"
Portrait of Hisa Nimura (ddr-densho-325-142)
img Portrait of Hisa Nimura (ddr-densho-325-142)
Written on the front of the photograph is "Dear Sumito, [illegible] Hisa".
Nisei women (ddr-densho-325-368)
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Written on back of photograph "April 4, 1948"
Nisei women (ddr-densho-325-247)
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Hisa Nimura and friend pose on lawn of house in Pasadena, California. Written on back of photograph "Sept 11 Pasadena"
Page of Hisa Nimura Horiuchi Scrapbook (ddr-densho-325-4)
img Page of Hisa Nimura Horiuchi Scrapbook (ddr-densho-325-4)
Photographs of Hisa's kindergarten class in Florin, California. Ms. Whilhite also includes the history of Hisa's family.
Page of Hisa Nimura Horiuchi Scrapbook (ddr-densho-325-5)
img Page of Hisa Nimura Horiuchi Scrapbook (ddr-densho-325-5)
Photographs of Hisa's friends. A photograph of Hisa appears in the second row second from the right.
Nisei women (ddr-densho-325-280)
img Nisei women (ddr-densho-325-280)
Two friends of Hisa Nimura Written on front of photograph "Hi! Hisa!" and written on back of photograph "Oct. 5, 1947"
Nisei women (ddr-densho-325-345)
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Hisa Nimura and friend, Mickie walking down the sidewalk in Ocean Park. Written on back of photograph "Mickie + Me Ocean Park [Long Beach is struck through]"
Nisei couple (ddr-densho-325-379)
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Sumito and Hisa Horiuchi Written on the back of photograph "Spring of 1949"
Nisei in car (ddr-densho-325-272)
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One of Hisa Nimura's friends poses in a car.
Nisei women (ddr-densho-325-240)
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Friends of Hisa Nimura while on a trip to Long Beach, California. Written on back of photograph "Long Beach Sept 7, 1947"
Nisei women (ddr-densho-325-235)
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Hisa Nimura and friend pose in their car while on a trip to Long Beach, California. Written on back of photograph "Long Beach Sept 7, '47".
Japanese American family (ddr-densho-325-469)
img Japanese American family (ddr-densho-325-469)
Japanese Americans pose for a group photograph. Unidentified Japanese American woman and girl (on left) stand with Hisa Nimura Horiuchi (back row on right) and her three sons, Eddie, Raymond, and Danny.
Baby Shower (ddr-densho-325-378)
img Baby Shower (ddr-densho-325-378)
Written on back of photograph "April 4, 1948"
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