Kunitsugu Collection

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The Kunitsugu collection, circa 1918-1930s, focuses on the business and leisure activities of the Kunitsugu family of Seattle, Washington. Seattle's prewar Nihonmachi area appears in the background of several of the photographs.

c.1918-1931

c.1918-1931

17 photographic prints, black and white

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Courtesy of the Kunitsugu Family Collection

Copyright restricted
Copyright restricted

17 Objects

Congregation outside the Japanese Baptist Church (ddr-densho-12-1)
img Congregation outside the Japanese Baptist Church (ddr-densho-12-1)
The Japanese Baptist Church is located at 160 Broadway in Seattle, Washington. Before World War II, this area was adjacent to Seattle's Nihonmachi, or Japantown.
Family and friends in Nihonmachi (ddr-densho-12-2)
img Family and friends in Nihonmachi (ddr-densho-12-2)
This photograph was taken in the backyard of the Kunitsugu home at 515 Yesler Way in Seattle's Nihonmachi area. In the background is a row of four-story structures with a series of housekeeping rooms. Front: an unidentified son of the Fujitas. Middle (left to right): two unidentified sons of the Fujitas and Tomie Kunitsugu. Back ...
Boy standing on a dock (ddr-densho-12-3)
img Boy standing on a dock (ddr-densho-12-3)
Ted Kunitsugu waits for a shuttle boat to take him to a Japanese battleship on a goodwill tour.
Yokohama Tailor and Laundry (ddr-densho-12-5)
img Yokohama Tailor and Laundry (ddr-densho-12-5)
The Yokohama Tailor and Laundry, located on 515 Yesler Way in Seattle's Nihonmachi, was operated by the Kunitsugu family. Fusa Kunitsugu is on the right.
Boy's Day display (ddr-densho-12-7)
img Boy's Day display (ddr-densho-12-7)
Boy's Day display. This display of antique dolls belonged to the Kunitsugu family, and was unfortunately lost during the World War II exclusion.
Yokohama Tailor and Laundry (ddr-densho-12-10)
img Yokohama Tailor and Laundry (ddr-densho-12-10)
Fusa Kunitsugu (left) and her son, Teruo, inside the Yokohama Tailor and Laundry, located at 515 Yesler Way in Seattle's Nihonmachi, or Japantown.

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