Kumasaka Collection ddr-densho-134

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Celery harvesting (ddr-densho-134-4)
img Celery harvesting (ddr-densho-134-4)
This issei-run celery field was located at North 100th Street and Meridian in Seattle.
Women working in greenhouse (ddr-densho-134-5)
img Women working in greenhouse (ddr-densho-134-5)
Easter Lilies had to bloom and be delivered to markets a few weeks before Easter Sunday. These women are wrapping the lilies in protective tissue paper, preparing them for delivery.
Beach party (ddr-densho-134-6)
img Beach party (ddr-densho-134-6)
Students of Lincoln High School on an outing to Richmond Beach in Seattle, Washington. Panel one (L to R): Roy Tanagi, Nobi Sasaki. Panel two (L to R): Ken Tanaka, Hiroshi Yahagi. Panel three (L to R): Yoshino Kano, Alice Ota, Mariko Kumasaka.
Large standard chrysanthemums on car (ddr-densho-134-9)
img Large standard chrysanthemums on car (ddr-densho-134-9)
This family operated the Green Lake Gardens Company, a five-acre complex of greenhouses and farms in North Seattle. They grew Easter Lilies, large standard chrysanthemums (pictured), and vegetables that were shipped around Seattle and Washington State.
Nisei children (ddr-densho-134-10)
img Nisei children (ddr-densho-134-10)
Back row (L to R): Michiko Nakawatase, Chimiko Nakawatase, Satoko Abe, Kazuko Sasaki. Middle row (L to R): Tomiye Mochizuki, Yoshiye Mochizuki, Martha Nishitani, Mariko Kumasaka. Front row (L to R): Connie Nishitani, unidentified.
Nisei children at beach (ddr-densho-134-11)
img Nisei children at beach (ddr-densho-134-11)
Japanese Americans living in North Seattle often took trips to nearby Rolling Beach-Carkeek Park and North Beach.
Family portrait (ddr-densho-134-12)
img Family portrait (ddr-densho-134-12)
This family operated the Green Lake Gardens Company, a five-acre complex of greenhouses and farms in North Seattle. (L to R): Akira, Haruo, Mr. Kumasaka, Mariko, Mrs. Kumasaka, May.
Family in front of greenhouse (ddr-densho-134-14)
img Family in front of greenhouse (ddr-densho-134-14)
By the late 1930s, many Issei-operated floral greenhouses existed in the North Seattle area. The flowers were sold at Seattle's Public Market, retail stores, and wholesale companies.
Child in front of greenhouse (ddr-densho-134-15)
img Child in front of greenhouse (ddr-densho-134-15)
By the late 1930s, many Issei-operated floral greenhouses existed in the North Seattle area. The flowers were sold at Seattle's Public Market, retail stores, and wholesale companies.
Japanese Students Club members (ddr-densho-134-18)
img Japanese Students Club members (ddr-densho-134-18)
Members of the Lincoln High School Japanese Students Club posing for a photo. The club held Japanese dances, tea ceremonies, and other activities. Back row (L to R): Kambe, Uchida, Abe, Kanno, Yamada, Tanaka, Fukano. Middle row (L to R): Sasaki, E. Ota, A. Ota, Hayashi, Kumasaka, Shio, Kambe. Front row (L to R): Sasaki, Suzuki ...
Girls of the Japanese Students Club (ddr-densho-134-19)
img Girls of the Japanese Students Club (ddr-densho-134-19)
Female members of the Lincoln High School Japanese Students Club posing for a photo. The club held Japanese dances, tea ceremonies, and other activities. Back row (L to R): Mariko Kumasaka, Michiko Nakawatase, Esther Kambe, Satoko Abe, Alice Ota, Ella Ota, Margaret Akiyama, Cherry Tanaka. Front row (L to R): Jane Akiyama, Yuri Hayashi, Yoshino Kano ...
Man and girl at Oriental Market (ddr-densho-134-20)
img Man and girl at Oriental Market (ddr-densho-134-20)
This market was located in the Greenwood area of Seattle. (L to R): Mr. Sakai, Mariko Kumasaka.
Japanese Language Class students (ddr-densho-134-21)
img Japanese Language Class students (ddr-densho-134-21)
These students are dressed up for a presentation at North Seattle's Japanese Language Class. This class was the first organized activity for children of the early North Seattle Issei immigrants. Classes were first given at a private residence and then moved to the Community Hall, located at North 100th and Corliss Avenue. Back row (L ...
Japanese Language Class students (ddr-densho-134-22)
img Japanese Language Class students (ddr-densho-134-22)
These are students of North Seattle's Japanese Language Class. This class was the first organized activity for children of the early North Seattle Issei immigrants. Classes were first given at a private residence and then moved to the Community Hall, located at North 100th and Corliss Avenue. Back row (L to R): Mac Sasaki, Akira ...
Picnic at Rolling Beach (ddr-densho-134-23)
img Picnic at Rolling Beach (ddr-densho-134-23)
The Green Lake Association brought the Japanese American community together for frequent social gatherings.
Japanese American family farm (ddr-densho-134-24)
img Japanese American family farm (ddr-densho-134-24)
This Issei-operated farm was located at North 105th and Meridian in Seattle, Washington.
Farm and greenhouses (ddr-densho-134-25)
img Farm and greenhouses (ddr-densho-134-25)
This farm and greenhouse complex was located at 85th and Latona in the Green Lake neighborhood of Seattle. The flowers and vegetables grown here were sold at the Public Market.

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