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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Nisei (1563)

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One afternoon (ddr-csujad-11-112)
img One afternoon (ddr-csujad-11-112)
Photographed are Tazu and Tayeko Kawamoto standing on porch steps. The caption reads, "Look, who's coming?" From page 42 of: Tazu Kawamoto photo album (csudh_taz_0001). See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: taz_01_42_001
Returning (ddr-csujad-11-130)
img Returning (ddr-csujad-11-130)
Photographed are a group of people aboard a ship. The caption reads "returning." 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_005
Attentive (ddr-csujad-11-42)
img Attentive (ddr-csujad-11-42)
The captions read "Attentive" 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_001
Large group of people with a rope (ddr-csujad-11-179)
img Large group of people with a rope (ddr-csujad-11-179)
A large group of formally dressed men and women pose together holding a rope. From page 65 of: Tazu Kawamoto photo album (csudh_taz_0001). See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: taz_01_65_001
Parade (ddr-csujad-11-156)
img Parade (ddr-csujad-11-156)
Photographed are a group of men carrying a banner [?] as part of the Fourth of July Parade in Monterey, California. From page 56 of: Tazu Kawamoto photo album (csudh_taz_0001). See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: taz_01_56_004
One Sunday afternoon, Taz, Louise, Taye (ddr-csujad-11-108)
img One Sunday afternoon, Taz, Louise, Taye (ddr-csujad-11-108)
Photographed are Tazu Kawamoto, Louise, and Taye [Tayko Kawamoto]. From page 40 of: Tazu Kawamoto photo album (csudh_taz_0001). See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: taz_01_40_002
Back in Monterey (ddr-csujad-11-141)
img Back in Monterey (ddr-csujad-11-141)
A photograph of two woman, including Tazu Kawamoto. From page 51 of: Tazu Kawamoto photo album (csudh_taz_0001). See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: taz_01_51_002
Group hike (ddr-csujad-11-174)
img Group hike (ddr-csujad-11-174)
This photograph was taken in June of a group of hikers in Muir Woods. The names of the people listed are: Duke, Taye, Mitzi, Sumi, Chiyo, and Me [Tazu Kawamoto]. From page 62 of: Tazu Kawamoto photo album (csudh_taz_0001). See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: taz_01_62_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
At Santa Cruz (ddr-csujad-11-120)
img At Santa Cruz (ddr-csujad-11-120)
A photograph of three people taken while visiting Santa Cruz. They appear to be at the Santa Cruz Pier. The woman on the left is probably Tazu Kawamoto. From page 45 of: Tazu Kawamoto photo album (csudh_taz_0001). See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: taz_01_45_001
One Sunday afternoon, look this way, please! (ddr-csujad-11-109)
img One Sunday afternoon, look this way, please! (ddr-csujad-11-109)
Photographed are Tazu Kawamoto, Louise, and Taye [Tayeko Kawamoto]. From page 40 of: Tazu Kawamoto photo album (csudh_taz_0001). See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: taz_01_40_003
Back in Monterey (ddr-csujad-11-140)
img Back in Monterey (ddr-csujad-11-140)
A photograph of Tazu Kawamoto sitting on the steps and Yonk standing next to her. From page 51 of: Tazu Kawamoto photo album (csudh_taz_0001). See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: taz_01_51_001
Request for certificate [English translation] (ddr-csujad-12-13)
doc Request for certificate [English translation] (ddr-csujad-12-13)
English translation of the certificate. The original certificate in Japanese is found in item: csudh_tsu_0012. This certificate was requested by Tsugitada Kanamori, addressed to Nakao Ito, the Mayor of Yokohama City Naka Ward, to certify that Yoshiro Okubo is a welfare commissioner at Bojyo-kai Fifth District. Nakao Ito certifies that the information provided, namely that Yoshiro ...
Family register certification for Tsugitada Kanamori, in Japanese (ddr-csujad-12-23)
doc Family register certification for Tsugitada Kanamori, in Japanese (ddr-csujad-12-23)
The certified copy of Tsugitada Kanamori's family registration in Japan, issued by Ryoitsu Kikuchi, the Mayor of Miyagi Shida-gun Kashimadai. Includes information about his birth date of September 7, 1922, his birth place, the city of Port Hueneme in Oxnard just north of Los Angeles, as well as information about the marriage to his wife, Kazuko ...
Family register certification for Tsugitada Kanamori, in Japanese (ddr-csujad-12-20)
doc Family register certification for Tsugitada Kanamori, in Japanese (ddr-csujad-12-20)
The certified copy of Tsugitada Kanamori's family registration in Japan, issued by Ryoitsu Kikuchi, the Mayor of Miyagi Shida-gun Kashimadai. The document lists his permanent domicile, his parents' names, date and place of birth (September 7, 1922, the city of Port Hueneme in Oxnard), his marriage to Kazuko Miyamoto. Also it includes Kazuko's date and place ...
Letter from Wayne M. Collins to Tsugitada Kanamori, May 13, 1958 (ddr-csujad-12-9)
doc Letter from Wayne M. Collins to Tsugitada Kanamori, May 13, 1958 (ddr-csujad-12-9)
This letter refers to the court proceedings in item: csudh_tsu_0010. The letter reiterates the court decision that Tsugitada Kanamori's renunciation of his citizenship as a result of "fear, coercion, and duress," will be canceled and therefore confirming that Kanamori remains a citizen of the United States. Collins adds that the transmittal letter can be taken to ...
Affidavit in Japanese (ddr-csujad-12-1)
doc Affidavit in Japanese (ddr-csujad-12-1)
An affidavit written by Kobayashi Trading Company in Tokyo to the Mayor of Yokohama City Naka Ward. It confirms that Tsugitada Kanamori used the Kobayashi Trading Company as a Tokyo office from January 1, 1953 through December 31, 1953. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: tsu_01_01_001
Recipt from Okubo Phamacy Co., in Japanese (ddr-csujad-12-17)
doc Recipt from Okubo Phamacy Co., in Japanese (ddr-csujad-12-17)
This half-sheet of paper certifies that Tsugitada Kanamori was sold four different drugs from the Okubo Pharmany Co., in Yokohama, Japan. English translation of this document is found in item: csudh_tsu_0018. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: tsu_01_06_006
Standard certificate of birth (ddr-csujad-12-21)
doc Standard certificate of birth (ddr-csujad-12-21)
The certified copy of Tsugitada Kanamori's birth certificate issued by the California State Board of Health, the Bureau of Vital Statistics. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: tsu_01_07_002
Affidavit (ddr-csujad-12-26)
doc Affidavit (ddr-csujad-12-26)
This affidavit belongs to Tsugitada Kanamori. It states that in 1945 he was repatriated to Japan in 1945 and that he did not swear allegience to the United States of America. According to the affidavit, Kanamori did so in order to keep his family together and to remain in camp. He also asserts that he was ...
Medical certificate [for Tsugitada Kanamori, English translation] (ddr-csujad-12-14)
doc Medical certificate [for Tsugitada Kanamori, English translation] (ddr-csujad-12-14)
English translation of medical certificate for Tsugitada Kanamori. The original certificate in Japanese is found in item: csudh_tsu_0015. This medical certificate, issued by Toshiko Takahashi, M.D., Konan Hospital, confirms that Tsugitada Kanamori has bronchial asthma and has received treatment. The translator is Henry Tanisaki, Manager, Japan Chemical Service. See this object in the California State Universities ...
Letter from William E. Gotcher, February 3, 1948 (ddr-csujad-12-3)
doc Letter from William E. Gotcher, February 3, 1948 (ddr-csujad-12-3)
In this letter, a former employer of Tsugitada Kanamori writes a letter of reference, describing him as a hard working, trustworthy, and honest employee. Mr. William E. Gotcher confirms that Kanamori was an employee of the Yokohama Area Engineer Equipment Pool for two years and had held several positions. See this object in the California State ...
Letter from Daniel F. Goggin, May 1, 1948 (ddr-csujad-12-2)
doc Letter from Daniel F. Goggin, May 1, 1948 (ddr-csujad-12-2)
This letter confirms that Tsugitada Kanamori worked for Daniel Goggin in an Ordnance Shop as the superintendent at the Yokohama Area Engineer Equipment Pool. Mr. Goggin explains that Kanamori is "invaluable" and he would absolutely recommend Mr. Kanamori for any position. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: tsu_01_01_002
Memorandum from George H. Zentz, American Consul, American Consulate General Yokohama, to Tsugitada Kanamori, July 28, 1953 (ddr-csujad-12-6)
doc Memorandum from George H. Zentz, American Consul, American Consulate General Yokohama, to Tsugitada Kanamori, July 28, 1953 (ddr-csujad-12-6)
This memorandum issued by George H. Zentz, American Consul, American Consulate General Yokohama, confirms that Tsugitada Kanamori is a citizen of the United States based on his birth records. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: tsu_01_02_001
Captain William S. Fairchild discussing the army with two young Nisei volunteers (ddr-csujad-14-50)
img Captain William S. Fairchild discussing the army with two young Nisei volunteers (ddr-csujad-14-50)
Captain William S. Fairchild discussing the army with two young Nisei volunteers, George Kashiwagi and Ichiro Kato, who are about to fill out enlistment questionnaires at Granada incarceration camp. February 10, 1943. Photo by Tom Parker. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: HMLSC_TOMO_f15
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