Mamiya Collection

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The Mamiya collection, c.1918-1960s, records the business and leisure activities of the Asaba and Shibata families of Seattle, Washington. Dance and graduation programs from the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho, are also shown. Densho interviewed collection donor Yoshi Mamiya in 1998.

1918-1965

1930s-1940s

30 photographic prints, black and white; 12 documents

Densho

Courtesy of the Mamiya Family Collection

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42 Objects

Sagamiya confectionery (ddr-densho-13-1)
img Sagamiya confectionery (ddr-densho-13-1)
The Sagamiya confectionery was located at 524 Main Street in the area previously known as Nihonmachi, now Seattle's International District. Sagamiya closed in the early 1970s. Left to right: Yoshi Mamiya, Shuzo Asaba, Nobujiro Shibata, Kinzo Asaba, and Rick Mamiya.
Three Issei men and child outside the Mitsuwado store (ddr-densho-13-2)
img Three Issei men and child outside the Mitsuwado store (ddr-densho-13-2)
Mitsuwado was located at 522 Main Street in Seattle's Nihonmachi, or Japantown. The store sold a variety of items including books, records, record players, and fishing tackle. Left to right: Kinzo Asaba (the store's owner), Mr. Osawa, unidentified, and unidentified.
Parade float (ddr-densho-13-3)
img Parade float (ddr-densho-13-3)
This float was sponsored by the Japanese Fishing Tackle Dealers Association (note the list of individual dealers on the left). Left to right: Kinzo Asaba, Mr. Yamada, unidentified, unidentified, Mr. Ideta, unidentified, Chiyo Asaba, Kiyo Harada, Shuzo Asaba, and Yayeko Asaba.
Community picnic (ddr-densho-13-4)
img Community picnic (ddr-densho-13-4)
This picnic was sponsored by either a Japanese language school or a kenjinkai.
Community picnic (ddr-densho-13-5)
img Community picnic (ddr-densho-13-5)
This is either a Japanese language school or kenjinkai picnic.
Footrace, community picnic (ddr-densho-13-6)
img Footrace, community picnic (ddr-densho-13-6)
This picnic was sponsored by either a Japanese language school or a kenjinkai.
Issei men playing a game at a community picnic (ddr-densho-13-7)
img Issei men playing a game at a community picnic (ddr-densho-13-7)
These Issei men appear to be competing over who can dress the fastest. This picnic was sponsored by either a Japanese language school or a kenjinkai.
Footrace, community picnic (ddr-densho-13-8)
img Footrace, community picnic (ddr-densho-13-8)
This picnic was sponsored by either a Japanese language school or a kenjinkai.
Issei men playing a game at a community picnic (ddr-densho-13-9)
img Issei men playing a game at a community picnic (ddr-densho-13-9)
This picnic was sponsored by either a Japanese language school or a kenjinkai.
Children playing a game at a community picnic (ddr-densho-13-10)
img Children playing a game at a community picnic (ddr-densho-13-10)
This picnic was sponsored by either a Japanese language school or a kenjinkai.

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