Shiuko Sakai Collection

Oregon Nikkei Endowment
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The collection consists of photographic prints, negatives and watercolor paintings taken or made while the creator was incarcerated at the Minidoka concentration camp during World War II and after when she worked as an administrative assistant for Army Intelligence in Occupied Japan. The bulk of the collection is focused on the photographic prints the creator took while in Occupied Japan after World War II.

1945-1961

1910-1961

Over 750 items including photographic prints, negatives, and watercolor paintings; a majority of photographic prints were collected digitally - objects returned to donor after being scanned and cataloged; 0.25 linear feet.

Oregon Nikkei Endowment; Portland, Oregon

Courtesy of Shiuko Sakai Collection, Oregon Nikkei Endowment

720 Objects

img Photo Album (ddr-one-2-1)
Hardbound green photo album containing 275 photographic prints of Occupied Japan.
img Photo Album (ddr-one-2-2)
Photo Album with 443 photographs on bound black pages with hard cream colored back, no hard front cover. Photographs include travel to and from Japan, and Occupied Japan.
Sacred Hearts Bazaar (ddr-one-2-3)
img Sacred Hearts Bazaar (ddr-one-2-3)
Black and white photographic print of two unidentified young girls seated on the ground eating food sold at the Sacred Hearts Bazaar in Tokyo.
Sacred Hearts Bazaar (ddr-one-2-4)
img Sacred Hearts Bazaar (ddr-one-2-4)
Black and white photographic print of two unidentified young girls seated on the ground eating food sold at the Sacred Hearts Bazaar in Tokyo. Inscribed on back: "21 SEPT 49/SACRED HEARTS BAZAAR."
New Year's at Gokoku-ji Temple (ddr-one-2-5)
img New Year's at Gokoku-ji Temple (ddr-one-2-5)
Black and white photographic print of nine unidentified children wearing traditional New Year’s clothing during New Year celebrations near Gokoku-ji temple in Zoshigaya, Tokyo. Inscribed on back: "2 JAN 49/GOKOKUJI/ZOSHIGAYA."
New Year's at Gokoku-ji Temple (ddr-one-2-6)
img New Year's at Gokoku-ji Temple (ddr-one-2-6)
Black and white photographic print of a young woman, dressed for the New Year's celebration, carrying a baby on her back and holding a small dog, with two unidentified boys in background. Inscribed on back: "2 JAN 49/GOKOKUJI/ZOSHIGAYA."
Ainu Girl (ddr-one-2-7)
img Ainu Girl (ddr-one-2-7)
Black and white photographic print of a young Ainu girl, standing in a village, with the partial image of an adult on the girl’s left.
Toy Sale (ddr-one-2-8)
img Toy Sale (ddr-one-2-8)
Black and white photographic print of an unidentified seated man with a hat selling toys during a holiday, with three unidentified children watching the man. Inscribed on back: "17 APR 49/MARUYAMA PARK/KYOTO."
Couple Painting at a Lakeshore (ddr-one-2-9)
img Couple Painting at a Lakeshore (ddr-one-2-9)
Black and white photographic print of an unidentified girl and man painting in watercolor on the lakeshore.
Park Bench Lunch (ddr-one-2-10)
img Park Bench Lunch (ddr-one-2-10)
Black and white photographic print of an unidentified girl seated on bench and eating from bowl with chopsticks, with unidentified boy seated on ground in background. Inscribed on back: "SEPT 49/UENO MUSEUM."

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