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 (776)

Related articles from the Densho Encyclopedia :
Nisei

776 items
Nisei women (ddr-densho-325-345)
img Nisei women (ddr-densho-325-345)
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)
img Nisei couple (ddr-densho-325-379)
Sumito and Hisa Horiuchi Written on the back of photograph "Spring of 1949"
Nisei in car (ddr-densho-325-272)
img Nisei in car (ddr-densho-325-272)
One of Hisa Nimura's friends poses in a car.
Nisei women (ddr-densho-325-240)
img Nisei women (ddr-densho-325-240)
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)
img Nisei women (ddr-densho-325-235)
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"
Bridal Shower (ddr-densho-325-361)
img Bridal Shower (ddr-densho-325-361)
Written on the back of the photograph "Ossie shower Feb. 8, 1948 Misako Kawakami home"
Father and sons (ddr-densho-325-563)
img Father and sons (ddr-densho-325-563)
Sumito Horiuchi (sitting) with his three sons (left to right) Eddie, Raymond and Danny.
Nisei woman (ddr-densho-325-324)
img Nisei woman (ddr-densho-325-324)
Written on front of photograph " Dear Hisa Love, Yoshi" and written on back "Nov. 17, 1946"
Nisei couple (ddr-densho-325-362)
img Nisei couple (ddr-densho-325-362)
Written on front of photograph "To dearest Hisa, Frank + Kay" and on back of photograph "Jan 1st 1948 Auburn"
Mother and son (ddr-densho-325-305)
img Mother and son (ddr-densho-325-305)
Sumito Horiuchi poses with his mother. Written on back of photograph "Nov. '47"
Japanese American family (ddr-densho-325-507)
img Japanese American family (ddr-densho-325-507)
Hisa Nimura Horiuchi with an unidentified Japanese American woman and child.
Nisei women (ddr-densho-325-233)
img Nisei women (ddr-densho-325-233)
Hisa Nimura and friend pose outside of Van Camp Sea Food Co. Inc. Written on the back of the photograph "Terminal Island on Tuna St. Sept 7, 1947".
Postcard of Movie Stars (ddr-densho-325-9)
img Postcard of Movie Stars (ddr-densho-325-9)
A postcard sent to Hisa after she requested a photograph of the actress, Jane Withers.
Nisei couple (ddr-densho-325-364)
img Nisei couple (ddr-densho-325-364)
Written on back of photograph "Ossie and Tom Feb. 8, 1948"
Nisei woman (ddr-densho-325-260)
img Nisei woman (ddr-densho-325-260)
A friend of Hisa Nimura poses next to swimming pool at house in California.
Bridal Shower (ddr-densho-325-356)
img Bridal Shower (ddr-densho-325-356)
Written on back of photograph "Ossie's shower Feb. 8, 1948"
Nisei couple (ddr-densho-325-279)
img Nisei couple (ddr-densho-325-279)
Written on front of photograph "To Dearest Hisa, Always, Mr. + Mrs Little General" Written on back of photograph " Oct. 5, 1947"
API