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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Baby Shower (ddr-densho-325-378)
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Written on back of photograph "April 4, 1948"
Bridal Shower (ddr-densho-325-361)
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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)
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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"
Nisei men (ddr-densho-325-586)
img Nisei men (ddr-densho-325-586)
Written on the back of the photograph "Dec. 8, 1979"
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 95, No. 15 (October 8, 1982) (ddr-pc-54-40)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 95, No. 15 (October 8, 1982) (ddr-pc-54-40)
Selected article titles: "Government Used Census Data to Intern Nikkei, Says Toland" (pp. 1, 5), "Journalists Trade Views After U.S.-Japan Exchange Program" (p. 2), "East Wind: A 'Rashomon' View of Nisei Week Queens" (p. 5), and "Seattle Church Heads for Japan Museum" (p. 6).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 44, No. 18 (May 3, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-18)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 44, No. 18 (May 3, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-18)
Select article titles: "Congressional hearings end on use of temporary Japanese farm labor" (p. 1); "Congressmen to support JACL Nat'l TV protest" (p. 1); "Active Chicagoan Mike Hagiwara dies unexpectedly" (p. 1); "Denver TV stations promis no showing of anti-Nisei films" (p. 1); "Parents of grade school pupils urged to protest use of 'Firelight Reader ...
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 44, No. 23 (June 7, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-23)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 44, No. 23 (June 7, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-23)
Select article titles: "26,000 Japanese War Brides in U.S. Group Told" (p. 1); "Senate Committee Amends Claims Supplemental Appropriation Bill" (p.1 ); "Non-profit groups listed for 1st time as claim awardees" (p. 1); "JACL participates in Memorial Day Rites at Arlington Cemetery; sagging Nisei interest in war dead scored by D.C. JACLers" (p ...
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 45, No. 15 (October 11, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-41)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 45, No. 15 (October 11, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-41)
Select article titles: "U.S. Supreme Court Reconvenes, JACL Interested in Three Cases" (p. 1); "40,000 Filipinos in California prospering; race problems minimized" (p. 1); "Percentage of Nisei Marrying Into Other Racial Groups Increasing Over Past Decade in Hawaii" (p. 2); "Army installation named for Nisei hero" (p. 7); "Apathy Toward Sacrifices of Nisei GIs ...
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 45, No. 14 (October 4, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-40)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 45, No. 14 (October 4, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-40)
Select article titles: "JACL stand on U.S.-Japan argued" (p. 1); "Negro, Japanese in U.S. compared" (p. 1); "JACL files 'amicus' brief supporting Issei in escheal case new in appeal court" (p. 3); "Traditional CL 'hands-off' policy voiced" (p. 5); "Lack of Japanese community media may be good sign, says new Mile-Hi editor" (p ...
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 44, No. 20 (May 17, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-20)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 44, No. 20 (May 17, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-20)
Select article titles: "Permanment Stay Offered Skilled Japanese on Temporary Visa" (p. 1); "Curriculum body acts on CL protest of 'Fuzz Young' story" (p. 1); "Claims payment appropriations up for endorsment" (p. 1); "Los Angeles-born Nisei successful in transition to life in Detroit circles" (p. 1); "Calif. pension bill passes Assembly" (p. 1); "Japanese Americans Among ...
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