Tsubota Collection ddr-densho-105
img Senninbari, "thousand-stitch belt" (ddr-densho-105-8)
Minoru "Min" Tsubota's mother made this senninbari in Tule Lake. It is known as a thousand-stitch belt, and was created to protect a soldier going into battle. Each of the thousand knots was sewn by a different woman. On the belt is stitched Min's Buddhist name, the traditional Buddhist chant of "Namu Amida Butsu ...
img Daughter of a Nisei soldier (ddr-densho-105-14)
Minoru "Min" Tsubota's daughter, Charlene Sumiko Tsubota. Born March 6, 1944, pictured at 5 months old. Min was sent overseas with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team four days after her birth. This photo was sent to Min while in combat north of Rome, Italy.
img Nisei couple in front of tour bus (ddr-densho-105-16)
Minoru "Min" Tsubota and wife Cherrie at the 442nd Regimental Combat Team's 50th Anniversary of the Liberation of the Battle of Biffontaine, France.
img Soldier's name inscribed on memorial (ddr-densho-105-19)
Memorial at the All Nikkei Veterans/Family Salute 2001, part of Nisei Week Japanese Festival and Veterans Parade.