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Y. Tazuma Collection

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The Y. Tazuma collection focuses on the Tazuma family, owners of a store in Seattle's Nihonmachi, or Japantown. This collection contains photographs of the family, their store, and a photograph of the family at the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho.

1911-1988

1930s

19 photographic prints, color and black and white; 1 document

Densho

Courtesy of the Y. Tazuma Collection

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20 Objects

Tazuma Ten-Cent Store (ddr-densho-24-1)
img Tazuma Ten-Cent Store (ddr-densho-24-1)
The Tazuma Ten-Cent store was located at Twelfth and Jackson in Seattle, Washington.
Family portrait (ddr-densho-24-2)
img Family portrait (ddr-densho-24-2)
Tazuma family photo: Front (L to R): Sawano, Jimbo, Yuki, Bunshiro; Back (L to R): Nobi, Elmer.
Photo of an Issei woman (ddr-densho-24-4)
img Photo of an Issei woman (ddr-densho-24-4)
Sawano Hamamoto, age 18, later to marry Bunshiro Tazuma.
Photo of an Issei woman (ddr-densho-24-5)
img Photo of an Issei woman (ddr-densho-24-5)
Sawano Hamamoto, age 16, later to marry Bunshiro Tazuma.
Wedding photo (ddr-densho-24-7)
img Wedding photo (ddr-densho-24-7)
Sawano Hamamoto (19 yrs) & Bunshiro Tazuma (30 yrs).
Family portrait (ddr-densho-24-10)
img Family portrait (ddr-densho-24-10)
Tazuma family (L to R): Sawano (25 yrs old), Elmer (4 yrs old), Bunshiro (36 yrs old).
The Tazuma Ten-Cent Store (ddr-densho-24-13)
img The Tazuma Ten-Cent Store (ddr-densho-24-13)
Bunshiro and Sawano Tazuma owned the Tazuma Ten-Cent Store located at 12th Avenue and Jackson Street in Seattle's Nihonmachi, or Japantown. The store sold both American- and Japanese-made goods. Front: Yukio Tazuma. Back (left to right): Sawano and Bunshiro Tazuma.
Interior, the Tazuma Ten-Cent Store (ddr-densho-24-14)
img Interior, the Tazuma Ten-Cent Store (ddr-densho-24-14)
Sawano Tazuma (left) and Misao Tanaka inside the Tazuma Ten-Cent Store located at 12th Avenue and Jackson Street.
View of Nihonmachi (Japantown) (ddr-densho-24-15)
img View of Nihonmachi (Japantown) (ddr-densho-24-15)
Seattle's Nihonmachi (Japantown) was a vibrant and active community prior to World War II. This view of Nihonmachi was taken from 12th Avenue and Jackson Street.

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