Japanese American identity

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Japanese American identity (428)

Related articles from the Densho Encyclopedia :
Americans of Japanese ancestry, Buddhahead, Japanese American Hibakusha, Kotonk

428 items
Obon Festival Dance Rehearsal (ddr-one-1-298)
img Obon Festival Dance Rehearsal (ddr-one-1-298)
Black and white photographic negative of Obon dancers rehearsing an Odori folk dance inside Norse Hall in Northeast Portland. Dancers form two lines in front of a small seated audience on the floor and in the balcony. Adult male Obon dancers on far right of image identified from right to left: Arthur Ojiro “Art” Sasaki, Reverend ...
Oregon Buddhist Church Bingo (ddr-one-1-423)
img Oregon Buddhist Church Bingo (ddr-one-1-423)
Black and white photographic negative of a bingo game with prizes displayed in the center. Event hosted by the Oregon Buddhist Church (now know as the Oregon Buddhist Temple). Bingo workers from left to right: Aki (Shiraishi) Dong, Ben Kasubuchi, unidentified, and Betty Nakashimada. Sitting in far left corner talking with Aki (Shiraishi) Dong is Mary ...
Community Picnic (ddr-one-1-387)
img Community Picnic (ddr-one-1-387)
Black and white photographic negative of five people sitting around a picnic table during a community picnic at Viking Park hosted by the Oregon Buddhist Church (now known as the Oregon Buddhist Temple). From left to right: Robert “Bob” Sunamoto, Jack Ouchida, Yosh Hasuike, Sachi Hasuike and unidentified.
Record DJ (ddr-one-1-97)
img Record DJ (ddr-one-1-97)
Black and white photographic negative of Jayne (Katada) Furukawa at a record table with 78 rpm records. She and Oscar Murahashi are exchanging a record.
Northwest Methodist Rally Portland (ddr-one-1-74)
img Northwest Methodist Rally Portland (ddr-one-1-74)
Original black and white photographic print of the attendees of the Northwest Methodist Rally in Portland on November 23-25, 1951. The group is posed in front of the old Epworth Methodist Church building. Inscription on photograph reads "Northwest Methodist Rally Portland Nov. 23-25, 1951". Front row left to right starting third from left: Rupert Fujii, Shig ...
Obon Festival- Odori folk dance (ddr-one-1-291)
img Obon Festival- Odori folk dance (ddr-one-1-291)
Black and white photographic negative of Patricia “Pat” (Ikata) Iboshi dancing an Odori folk dance at Obon. Obon is an annual event hosted by the Oregon Buddhist Church (now known as Oregon Buddhist Temple) and attended by the wider Nikkei community..
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 47, No. 13 (September 26, 1958) (ddr-pc-30-39)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 47, No. 13 (September 26, 1958) (ddr-pc-30-39)
Select article titles: "Man who helped 1,200 former aliens gain U.S. citizenship to be recognized" (p.1); "JACL endorses 'Give a Buck' plan for political campaigns" (p.1); "Buddhist leader appeals to Nisei, Sansei to fuse best of U.S.-Japan cultures" (p.7)
Frank Kitamoto Interview Segment 15 (ddr-densho-1001-25-15)
vh Frank Kitamoto Interview Segment 15 (ddr-densho-1001-25-15)
Coping with ethnic identity: "wondering why in the world I had to be Japanese"
George Hanada Interview Segment 16 (ddr-jamsj-2-5-16)
vh George Hanada Interview Segment 16 (ddr-jamsj-2-5-16)
Thoughts on Japanese American community, culture, identity

This interview was conducted by the Japanese American Museum of San Jose, and is part of a project entitled "Lasting Stories: The Resettlement of San Jose Japantown," a collaborative project between the Japanese American Museum of San Jose and Densho.

Chizuko Norton Segment 5 (ddr-densho-1000-73-5)
vh Chizuko Norton Segment 5 (ddr-densho-1000-73-5)
Feeling ashamed of being different; staying "Chizuko," resisting being given an "American" name
Susan Hayase Segment 2 (ddr-densho-1000-13-2)
vh Susan Hayase Segment 2 (ddr-densho-1000-13-2)
Becoming aware of an Asian American identity in college

This interview was conducted at the Voices of Japanese American Redress Conference, held on the UCLA campus and sponsored by the UCLA Asian American Studies Center and the UCLA School of Public Policy and Social Research. Because of the full conference schedule, our interviews were limited to ...

Roger Shimomura Interview Segment 24 (ddr-densho-1000-142-24)
vh Roger Shimomura Interview Segment 24 (ddr-densho-1000-142-24)
Dealing with racism within army unit in Korea; fighting, drinking, competition
Lorraine Bannai Interview Segment 6 (ddr-densho-1000-113-6)
vh Lorraine Bannai Interview Segment 6 (ddr-densho-1000-113-6)
Avoiding the pigeonhole of racial stereotypes during school years
May K. Sasaki Segment 23 (ddr-densho-1000-79-23)
vh May K. Sasaki Segment 23 (ddr-densho-1000-79-23)
Feeling ashamed of being Japanese American: changing name from "Kimiko" to "May"
Paul Nagano Segment 14 (ddr-densho-1000-65-14)
vh Paul Nagano Segment 14 (ddr-densho-1000-65-14)
Role of the Berkeley Buddhist Temple in providing housing and serving the community during the postwar resettlement period
Akiko Kurose Interview I Segment 5 (ddr-densho-1000-41-5)
vh Akiko Kurose Interview I Segment 5 (ddr-densho-1000-41-5)
Differences between prewar life and incarceration: learning the value of positive thinking
Frank Kitamoto Segment 29 (ddr-densho-1000-35-29)
vh Frank Kitamoto Segment 29 (ddr-densho-1000-35-29)
Postwar adjustment: "I kind of felt like, that I really wasn't American"
Pacific Citizen, The Summer Supplement (June 3, 1966) (ddr-pc-38-53)
doc Pacific Citizen, The Summer Supplement (June 3, 1966) (ddr-pc-38-53)
Select article titles: "Dance of Japan" (p. 1); "Realistic attitude of Issei heritage asked" (p. 1); "Vivid scenes of Japan customs seen in Dance" (p. 3); "Heritage: Value and Responsibilities" (p. 5).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 110, No. 8 (March 2, 1990) (ddr-pc-62-8)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 110, No. 8 (March 2, 1990) (ddr-pc-62-8)
Select article titles: "JACL Offers to Assist Potential Redress Recipients in Paperwork"(p.1); "College Admission Policies Scrutinized"(p.1); "History of JA Women on Display at Oakland Museum"(p.2).
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