Mitsuoka Collection

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The Mitsuoka collection, 1917-1940s, includes photographs of oyster farming in Washington State, canneries in Alaska, Japanese American Boy Scout troops on outings, and leisure activities such as skiing. Daily life at Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho, is also well-documented in photographs of cooking, doing laundry, and participating in sports.

1917-1944

1930-1944

120 photographic prints, black and white

Densho

Courtesy of the Mitsuoka Family Collection

Copyright restricted
Copyright restricted

120 Objects

Boy Scout camping trip (ddr-densho-15-1)
img Boy Scout camping trip (ddr-densho-15-1)
Bill Yorozu (left) and Hiroshi Watanabe, members of Boy Scout Troop 55, hike at Mission Lake.
Boy Scout camping trip (ddr-densho-15-2)
img Boy Scout camping trip (ddr-densho-15-2)
Members of Troop 55 on a camping trip. Kneeling: Masahiko Bitow. Second row (left to right): Hiroshi Watanabe, Hiroshi Kanazawa, Norio Mitsuoka, and Henry Itoi. Third row: unidentified and Nasuo Hashiguchi. Standing in back: Masayoshi Uchimura.
Issei man and his son (ddr-densho-15-3)
img Issei man and his son (ddr-densho-15-3)
George Sataru Mitsuoka (right) and his son, Masayoshi (Roy), are standing in the backyard of their home located at 112 15th Avenue in Seattle's Nihonmachi.
Salvation Army fresh air camp (ddr-densho-15-4)
img Salvation Army fresh air camp (ddr-densho-15-4)
Front (left to right): (first name unknown) Kinomoto, unidentified, Hiroo Yoshiro, unidentified, unidentified, unidentified, and (first name unknown) Miyauchi. Back: Raybo Obazawa, Stan Karikomi, Julius Fujihara, Hajime (last name unknown), Bob Nakasone, Nobi (?) Suyama, and Andy Shiga.
Boy Scout camping trip (ddr-densho-15-6)
img Boy Scout camping trip (ddr-densho-15-6)
Members of Boy Scout Troop 55, which was sponsored by the Japanese Methodist Church, camp out at Sand Island on the Cedar River. Front: Andy Shiga. Back (left to right): Hiroshi Watanabe, Hisaka Okamoto, and Hiroshi Kanazawa.
Boy Scout camping trip (ddr-densho-15-8)
img Boy Scout camping trip (ddr-densho-15-8)
Troop 55 at Silver Creek in the Cascade Mountains. Left to right: Bill Yorozu, Hiroshi Watanabe, Norio Mitsuoka, Masayoshi Uchimura, and Hiroshi Kanazawa.
Boy Scout camping trip (ddr-densho-15-9)
img Boy Scout camping trip (ddr-densho-15-9)
Scouts at Silver Creek in the Cascade Mountains. Left to right: Bill Yorozu, Hiroshi Watanabe, and Masayoshi Uchimura.
Boy Scout camping trip (ddr-densho-15-10)
img Boy Scout camping trip (ddr-densho-15-10)
Members of Troop 55, sponsored by the Japanese Methodist Church in Seattle, hike at Silver Creek. Left to right: Hiroshi Watanabe, Norio Mitsuoka, Bill Yorozu, Masayoshi Uchimura, and Hiroshi Kanazawa.
Boy Scout camping trip (ddr-densho-15-11)
img Boy Scout camping trip (ddr-densho-15-11)
Boy Scout Troop 55, sponsored by Seattle's Japanese Methodist Church, on a camping trip. Left to right: Bill Yorozu, Masayoshi Uchimura, Hiroshi Watanabe, Hiroshi Kanazawa, and Norio Mitsuoka.
Boy Scout camping trip (ddr-densho-15-12)
img Boy Scout camping trip (ddr-densho-15-12)
Top to bottom: Raybo Obazawa, Masayoshi "Mars" Uchimura, Hisaka "Sox" Okamoto, Hiroshi "Squeaky" Kanazawa, Hiroshi "Rosy" Watanabe, and Andy Shiga.

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