Hatchimonji Collection

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ddr-densho-242

The Hatchimonji Collection contains 34 photographs of Kumezo Hatchimonji, his family, his store, farming, and Heart Mountain, c 1923-1956.

c.1923-1956

c.1923-1956

34 photographic prints, color and black and white

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Courtesy of the Hatchimonji Collection

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34 Objects

Cast of kabuki play at Columbia University, 1927 (ddr-densho-242-1)
img Cast of kabuki play at Columbia University, 1927 (ddr-densho-242-1)
Caption below photo written by Kumezo Hatchimonji: 'Yoshitsune K no Hashi, presented at Earl Hall, Columbia University in 1927. 3rd from left, back row, our instructor, an actor from the Imperial Theatre, Tokyo. My role was a humble one but as a character actor, maybe I played well. Anyway, I made the audience laugh.' Kumezo is ...
Tomato Festival in Niland, California (ddr-densho-242-2)
img Tomato Festival in Niland, California (ddr-densho-242-2)
Caption by Ike Hatchimonji:: "Kumezo Hatchimonji probably 1954, Niland, California, Tomato Festival, shown with local youngster. Kumezo was owner of Valley Seed Co. in Niland."
Nisei twin brothers (ddr-densho-242-3)
img Nisei twin brothers (ddr-densho-242-3)
Caption by Ike Hatchimonji:: "Father Kumezo Hatchimonji, mother Nobue, twin sons: left Megumi (Mike) and Tasuke (Ike). Born January 8, 1928, El Centro, California."
Japanese American family preparing for the journey to the Pomona Assembly Center (ddr-densho-242-4)
img Japanese American family preparing for the journey to the Pomona Assembly Center (ddr-densho-242-4)
Caption by Ike Hatchimonji: "May 1942 - El Monte, California - In front of family store. Hatchimonji family about to leave for the Pomona Assembly Center then the WRA camp at Heart Mountain, Wyoming. L-R: Tasuke Ike, Megumi Mike, Kumezo father, Nobue mother, and daughter Gloria, wearing the family ID tags."
img "At Heart Mountain, Block 27, 1944" (ddr-densho-242-5)
Caption on front: "At Heart Mountain Block 27 1944." Caption by Ike Hatchimonji: "Heart Mountain, Wyoming. Block 27. 1944. Front: Nobue, Gloria, Kumezo. Back: Mike and Ike."
Nisei twin brothers (ddr-densho-242-6)
img Nisei twin brothers (ddr-densho-242-6)
Caption by Ike Hatchimonji: "Ike and Mike as children."
Nisei brothers and sister at train station (ddr-densho-242-7)
img Nisei brothers and sister at train station (ddr-densho-242-7)
Caption on front: "Union Station L.A. 1940." Caption by Ike Hatchimonji: "Ike, Mike, and Gloria at Union Station, Los Angeles, 1940."
Two teen boys (ddr-densho-242-9)
img Two teen boys (ddr-densho-242-9)
Caption by Ike Hatchimonji: "Ike and Mike on day of departure to a camp May 1942."
Japanese Industrial Association parade (ddr-densho-242-10)
img Japanese Industrial Association parade (ddr-densho-242-10)
Caption by Ike Hatchimonji: "Brawley, Calif. - probably mid 1920s. Japanese Industrial Association in parade."

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