Yanagihara Collection

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The Yanagihara collection, 1930s and 1980s-1990s, documents agricultural life on Vashon Island, Washington, in addition to recent events such as the redress movement and the memorial to Japanese American soldiers at the Nisei Veterans Hall in Seattle, Washington.

1920-2000

1980-2000

30 photographic prints, color and black and white

Densho

Courtesy of the Yanagihara Family Collection

Copyright restricted
Copyright restricted

30 Objects

Dedication of Nisei veterans memorial (ddr-densho-26-1)
img Dedication of Nisei veterans memorial (ddr-densho-26-1)
Senator Daniel Inouye of Hawaii was the guest of honor at this dedication honoring fallen Nisei soldiers from Washington State. The memorial is located at the Nisei Veterans Hall in Seattle, Washington. Left to right: Senator Daniel Inouye, unidentified, unidentified, and Seiji Hata.
Dedication of Nisei veterans memorial (ddr-densho-26-2)
img Dedication of Nisei veterans memorial (ddr-densho-26-2)
Shiro Kashino, a decorated veteran of World War II, stands with his family and Senator Daniel Inouye during the dedication of the Nisei veterans memorial. Left to right: Shiro Kashino, Debbie McQuilken, Senator Daniel Inouye, and Louise Kashino.
Memorial for Nisei veterans (ddr-densho-26-3)
img Memorial for Nisei veterans (ddr-densho-26-3)
This memorial honors Nisei soldiers from Washington State who were killed during World War II. The memorial consists of each soldier's picture, a brief biography, and an overview of his military career.
Floyd Schmoe receiving Hiroshima Peace Prize (ddr-densho-26-5)
img Floyd Schmoe receiving Hiroshima Peace Prize (ddr-densho-26-5)
Floyd Schmoe was a long time peace activist. After the bombing of Hiroshima he was instrumental in spearheading a campaign to build homes for the bomb survivors. For his efforts, he received the Hiroshima Peace Prize, shown here. Left to right: Unidentified, Floyd Schmoe, Ken Nakano, Aki Kurose, unidentified.
Japanese Americans on a farm (ddr-densho-26-7)
img Japanese Americans on a farm (ddr-densho-26-7)
Back (left to right): Rokubei and Shizue Murakami. The woman seated in front is unidentified.
Interior, tailor shop (ddr-densho-26-9)
img Interior, tailor shop (ddr-densho-26-9)
Kinnosuke Yanagihara stands inside U.S. Tailors, which was located at 206 4th Avenue South in Seattle, Washington.
Japanese Americans on an outing (ddr-densho-26-13)
img Japanese Americans on an outing (ddr-densho-26-13)
Back row (L to R): unidentified, Shunigoku Sasaki. Front row (L to R): Unidentified, unidentified, unidentified, Buro Shigihara, unidentified.
Issei waiting to receive their redress checks (ddr-densho-26-15)
img Issei waiting to receive their redress checks (ddr-densho-26-15)
This ceremony at the Nisei Veterans Hall honored five Issei, all at least 100 years old, and presented them with their redress checks. Shown here are Mr. Katsuho (left) and Mrs. Wakamatsu.
Issei waiting to receive their redress checks (ddr-densho-26-16)
img Issei waiting to receive their redress checks (ddr-densho-26-16)
This ceremony at the Nisei Veterans Hall honored five Issei, all at least 100 years old, and presented them with their redress checks. Shown here are Mr. Ishimitsu (left) and Mr. Nakagawa.

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