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Kiyo Maruyama Interview (ddr-densho-1003-1)
vh Kiyo Maruyama Interview (ddr-densho-1003-1)
Nisei male. Born August 28, 1920, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in the Glendale area, where father ran a gardening business. Was in college at UC Berkeley when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. Left camp to work in Chicago. Drafted into the army and served ...
Receipt for registered article no. 1426 (ddr-csujad-5-91)
doc Receipt for registered article no. 1426 (ddr-csujad-5-91)
A receipt for registered article to mail the letter written by Carson Boothe, Project Attorney, War Relocation Center Branch to Yokohama Specie Bank, Ltd, Los Angeles, California. The letter is found in item: csudh_oki_0091. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_01_27_002
Ukichi Taenaka, portrait (ddr-csujad-25-273)
img Ukichi Taenaka, portrait (ddr-csujad-25-273)
A page from the Taenaka family photo album. Pasted on the page is a portrait of Ukichi Taenaka in high school regalia. It was most likely taken in 1934 in Los Angeles, California. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_09_02_002
Haruko Taenaka, relatives (ddr-csujad-25-245)
img Haruko Taenaka, relatives (ddr-csujad-25-245)
A page from the Taenaka family photo album. Pasted on the page are five portraits including Haruko Taenaka and the Taenakas' relatives. The photographs are probably taken in 1920s in Los Angeles, California. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_09_01_040
The first Rohwer Reunion (ddr-csujad-1-50)
doc The first Rohwer Reunion (ddr-csujad-1-50)
A booklet was published to commemorate the first Rohwer Reunion held at Stouffer Concourse Hotel, Los Angeles, California, July 20-21, 1990. It provides a historical background and information about the Rohwer incarceration camp, Arkansas, including the description of the life, activities, and events in the camp. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American ...
Taenaka family portrait (ddr-csujad-25-252)
img Taenaka family portrait (ddr-csujad-25-252)
A page from the Taenaka family photo album. Pasted on the page is a portrait of the Taenaka family taken in Los Angeles, California around 1930. Includes Tamesaburo, Kamie, Haruko, Yaeko, Ukichi, Toshikuni, Chiyoko, and Saiko. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_09_01_047
Taenaka family, picnic (ddr-csujad-25-249)
img Taenaka family, picnic (ddr-csujad-25-249)
A page from the Taenaka family photo album. Pasted on the page are eight photographs of the Taenaka family at a picnic taken around 1925. Also include streetcars most likely in Los Angeles, California. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_09_01_044
Taenaka family portrait (ddr-csujad-25-256)
img Taenaka family portrait (ddr-csujad-25-256)
A page from the Taenaka family photo album. Pasted on the page is a portrait of the Taenaka family taken in Los Angeles, California around 1930. Includes: Tamesaburo, Kamie, Haruko, Yaeko, Ukichi, Toshikuni, Chiyoko, and Saiko. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_09_01_051
Mary Hamano Interview (ddr-densho-1000-215)
vh Mary Hamano Interview (ddr-densho-1000-215)
Nisei female. Born July 14, 1921, in San Gabriel, California. Spent childhood in Los Angeles where father operated a shoe repair business and grocery store. Family was removed to Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and Amache concentration camp, Colorado. Resettled in Denver after the war and worked in several businesses in Japantown. Married in 1947 and ...
Bokoku homon kinen [Memory of visiting home country] (ddr-csujad-25-128)
img Bokoku homon kinen [Memory of visiting home country] (ddr-csujad-25-128)
An album titled as Bokoku homon kinen [Memory of visiting home country] containing mainly photographs taken during Kamie Taenaka's trip to Japan. Kamie Taenaka participates in the Koyasan Los Angeles Branch Tourist Party tour in 1955, which is arranged by Koyasan Los Angeles Branch and conducted by Nihon Kotsu Kosha, a Japanese tourist agency. She also ...
Harry Ueno Interview Segment 3 (ddr-densho-1002-7-3)
vh Harry Ueno Interview Segment 3 (ddr-densho-1002-7-3)
Getting married, selling produce in a market in Los Angeles, California

This interview was conducted by sisters Emiko and Chizuko Omori for their 1999 documentary, Rabbit in the Moon, about the Japanese American resisters of conscience in the World War II incarceration camps. As a result, the interviews in this collection are typically not life ...

Tomiye Terasaki Interview Segment 7 (ddr-densho-1000-122-7)
vh Tomiye Terasaki Interview Segment 7 (ddr-densho-1000-122-7)
Raising three children in Los Angeles, California (Japanese language)

This interview was conducted in Japanese. It was translated so as to convey Mrs. Terasaki's way of speaking as closely as possible. For example, there are instances in which she makes some grammatical errors. These mistakes are conveyed through similar grammatical errors in English, in order to ...

Yasu Koyamatsu Momii Interview (ddr-densho-1000-374)
vh Yasu Koyamatsu Momii Interview (ddr-densho-1000-374)
Nisei female. Born October 23, 1921, in Seattle, Washington. Moved to Los Angeles, California, with family around age six. Had graduated from high school and was attending a trade school in dressmaking when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor. During World War II, removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Gila River concentration camp, Arizona. ...
Tak Yamashita Interview (ddr-densho-1000-365)
vh Tak Yamashita Interview (ddr-densho-1000-365)
Nisei male. Born December 22, 1917, in Torrance, California. Grew up in the Los Angeles area where parents ran a farm. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, family decided to "voluntarily evacuate" to Colorado in order to avoid mass removal. Farmed in Colorado during the war years, and returned to Los Angeles in 1945.

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Frances Midori Tashiro Kaji Interview (ddr-densho-1000-258)
vh Frances Midori Tashiro Kaji Interview (ddr-densho-1000-258)
Nisei female. Born April 30, 1928, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in the Boyle Heights neighborhood, where father was a prominent medical physician. During World War II, removed to the Poston concentration camp, Arizona. Left camp with family to work on a sugar beet farm in Colorado, and eventually returned to Los Angeles, where father ...
Psotcard from Nishi Hongwanji Betsuin to Mr. S. Okine, May 14, 1946 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-183)
doc Psotcard from Nishi Hongwanji Betsuin to Mr. S. Okine, May 14, 1946 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-183)
A card from Hompa Hongwanji Los Angeles Betsuin to Seiichi Okine. It informs of their Buddhist service to commemorate the anniversary of the birth of Reverend Shinran. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_02_28_001
Postcard from Hompa Hongwanji Los Angeles Betsuin to Mr. Seiichi Okine, January 14, 1947 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-226)
doc Postcard from Hompa Hongwanji Los Angeles Betsuin to Mr. Seiichi Okine, January 14, 1947 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-226)
A postcard from Hompa Hongwanji Los Angeles Betsuin to Seiichi Okine. It informs of their general meeting scheduled at 1:00 PM on January 18, 1947. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_02_63_001
Young incarcerees from Los Angeles at Heart Mountain incarceration camp (ddr-csujad-14-52)
img Young incarcerees from Los Angeles at Heart Mountain incarceration camp (ddr-csujad-14-52)
Young incarcerees from Los Angeles at Heart Mountain incarceration camp volunteering to top beets in Wyoming, Montana, and Colorado. September 27, 1942. Photo by Tom Parker. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: HMLSC_TOMO_f17
Kamie Taenaka and Koyasan Los Angeles Branch Tourist Party (ddr-csujad-25-148)
img Kamie Taenaka and Koyasan Los Angeles Branch Tourist Party (ddr-csujad-25-148)
A photograph of the tourists of the Koyasan Los Angeles Branch Tourist Party, including Kamie Taenaka, taken in Japan. The same image is found in item: ucsb_jia_0128. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_08_03_020
Kamie Taenaka, Koyasan Los Angeles Branch Tourist Party (ddr-csujad-25-146)
img Kamie Taenaka, Koyasan Los Angeles Branch Tourist Party (ddr-csujad-25-146)
A photograph of the tourists of the Koyasan Los Angeles Branch Tourist Party, including Kamie Taenaka, taken in Japan. The same image is found in item: ucsb_jia_0128. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_08_03_018
Kamie Taenaka, Koyasan Los Angeles Branch Tourist Party, San Francisco International Airport (ddr-csujad-25-136)
img Kamie Taenaka, Koyasan Los Angeles Branch Tourist Party, San Francisco International Airport (ddr-csujad-25-136)
A photograph of Kamie Taenaka and other tourists of Koyasan Los Angeles Branch Tourist taken at San Francisco International Airport. The same image is found in item: ucsb_jia_0128. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_08_03_008
Women playing softball (ddr-densho-37-332)
img Women playing softball (ddr-densho-37-332)
Original WRA caption: "Manzanar, California. [Unreadable] life goes between work hours for Japanese evacuees living at the Manzanar relocation center. Maye Noma crouches behind the plate as [unreadable] goes to bat in a practice game between members of a Los Angeles softball team which came intact to camp." Part of the WRA caption was covered by ...
Poston Chronicle Vol. XXII No. 14 (February 17, 1945) (ddr-densho-145-612)
doc Poston Chronicle Vol. XXII No. 14 (February 17, 1945) (ddr-densho-145-612)
Selected article titles: "Evacuee Hostel will Open in Los Angeles On or About March 1" (p. 1), "Dillon Myer Will Visit, March 6 and 7. Mass Meeting with Director Planned" (p. 1), "San Diego Sentiment Okay Say Returnees" (p. 1), "Hood River Legion Will Not Replace Nisei Names" (p. 1), "Former Residents Lose Land to California" ...
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 60, No. 3 (January 15, 1965) (ddr-pc-37-3)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 60, No. 3 (January 15, 1965) (ddr-pc-37-3)
Selected article titles: "Another Angle Proposed to Eliminate Alien Land Law" (p.1), "Texas Issei Pioneers in Farming Had Little Thought of 'Hiki-Age'" (p.1-2, 4), "Japanese Supplemental Farm Workers Program in California Jeopardized by Latest U.S. Labor Dept. Rule to Remove Braceros" (p.1), "Los Angeles Area Oriental Groups Form Council" (p.3-4).
Taenaka family, kimono (ddr-csujad-25-268)
img Taenaka family, kimono (ddr-csujad-25-268)
A page from the Taenaka family photo album. Pasted on the page are four photographs of the Taenaka family, including Haruko, Yaeko, Chiyoko, and Saiko in kimono. The photographs are taken around 1930 in Los Angeles, California. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_09_01_063
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