Tsubota Collection ddr-densho-105

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Baby in front of grocery store (ddr-densho-105-2)
img Baby in front of grocery store (ddr-densho-105-2)
Minoru Tsubota's family's grocery store in Kent, Washington. Child in front is Min's brother, Henry Hiroo, mother Fusano is standing in back.
Japanese drama performance (ddr-densho-105-4)
img Japanese drama performance (ddr-densho-105-4)
Mr. Sentaro Tsubota & Mr. Juichi Hichiyakuda performing at either the Odd Fellows Hall or at the Kadoyama Hall in Kent, Washington.
Young boy's stage performance (ddr-densho-105-5)
img Young boy's stage performance (ddr-densho-105-5)
Minoru Tsubota performing at the Kadoyama Hall in Kent.
Senninbari,
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 ...
Nisei boy scout (ddr-densho-105-11)
img Nisei boy scout (ddr-densho-105-11)
Minoru "Min" Tsubota is a member of Boy Scout Troop 450 of Kent, Washington. Rank: Tenderfoot.
Nisei soldier (ddr-densho-105-13)
img Nisei soldier (ddr-densho-105-13)
Minoru "Min" Tsubota, Warrant Officer (Junior Grade) with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team.
Daughter of a Nisei soldier (ddr-densho-105-14)
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.
Nisei serviceman's wife (ddr-densho-105-15)
img Nisei serviceman's wife (ddr-densho-105-15)
Minoru "Min" Tsubota's fiance, Cherrie Okura, at age 19. They were married March 31, 1943, in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.
Nisei couple in front of tour bus (ddr-densho-105-16)
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.
Nisei couple in a cemetery (ddr-densho-105-17)
img Nisei couple in a cemetery (ddr-densho-105-17)
Minoru "Min" Tsubota and wife at the 442nd Regimental Combat Team's 50th Anniversary of the Liberation of the Battle of Biffontaine, France. This ceremony was held at the Quequement Cemetery.
Nisei couple at a memorial (ddr-densho-105-18)
img Nisei couple at a memorial (ddr-densho-105-18)
Minoru "Min" Tsubota and wife Cherrie at the dedication of the National Japanese American Memorial in Washington, D.C. The sculpture is called "The Barbed Wire Cranes" by Nina Akamu.
Soldier's name inscribed on memorial (ddr-densho-105-19)
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.
Nisei soldier's Purple Heart (ddr-densho-105-20)
img Nisei soldier's Purple Heart (ddr-densho-105-20)
Purple Heart awarded Minoru Tsubota, Warrant Officer (Junior Grade), 442nd Regimental Combat Team. Combat wounded in Cerebia, Italy, Aug. 24, 1944.

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