Okawa Collection

‚Äč

ddr-densho-20

The Okawa collection, circa 1918-1940s, features photographs of picnics and other leisure activities of the Japanese American community before World War II. The concentration camp at Minidoka, Idaho, is also shown.

c.1910-1940s

c.1910-1940s

16 photographic prints, black and white

Densho

Courtesy of the Okawa Family Collection

Copyright restricted
Copyright restricted

16 Objects

Elementary school princesses (ddr-densho-20-3)
img Elementary school princesses (ddr-densho-20-3)
Elementary school princesses. Left to right: Unidentified, unidentified, Miyuki Hasegawa, Julie Hikida, Marianne Okawa, Haruko Nishimura, Kazuko Noji, Frank Sato, unidentified, Harumi Iwakiri.
Four Japanese Americans outside a barrack (ddr-densho-20-5)
img Four Japanese Americans outside a barrack (ddr-densho-20-5)
Left to right: Yoshiro Okawa, Suszu Okawa, Hiroshi (Junior) Okawa, and Kiyoshi Okawa.
Party for a Nisei soldier (ddr-densho-20-7)
img Party for a Nisei soldier (ddr-densho-20-7)
This is a party for Hiroshi "Junior" Okawa, who was on leave from the 442nd Regimental Combat Team. Left to right: Hideye Yasubaki, Fujiko Ishibashi, unidentified, Dr. Ishibashi, Kiyoshi Okawa, Hiroshi "Junior" Okawa, Suzu Okawa, unidentified, unidentified, unidentified, and unidentified. Yoshiro Okawa is in the back.
Two children playing on the beach (ddr-densho-20-8)
img Two children playing on the beach (ddr-densho-20-8)
Hiroshi "Junior" Okawa (left) and Kiyo Okawa, possibly at Lincoln Park in Seattle, Washington.
Children playing on a beach (ddr-densho-20-9)
img Children playing on a beach (ddr-densho-20-9)
Hiroshi (Junior) Okawa and Kiyo Okawa playing on the beach, possibly at Lincoln Park in Seattle, Washington.
Issei picnic (ddr-densho-20-10)
img Issei picnic (ddr-densho-20-10)
Yoshiro Okawa (second from left) and friends on a picnic.
Aiko Studio (ddr-densho-20-11)
img Aiko Studio (ddr-densho-20-11)
Aiko Studio, located in Seattle's Nihonmachi area, was one of several photography studios that catered to the Japanese American community before World War II.

See all objects

API