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Takarazukas at Sigmund Stern Grove (ddr-csujad-11-11)
img Takarazukas at Sigmund Stern Grove (ddr-csujad-11-11)
The Takarazuka theater group perform in Sigmund Stern Grove in San Francisco. From page 6 of: Tazu Kawamoto photo album (csudh_taz_0001). See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: taz_01_06_001
Students reciting Pledge of Allegiance (ddr-densho-151-153)
img Students reciting Pledge of Allegiance (ddr-densho-151-153)
Original caption: San Francisco, California. Flag of allegiance pledge at Raphael Weill Public School, Geary and Buchanan Streets. Children in families of Japanese ancestry were evacuated with their parents and will be housed for the duration in War Relocation Authority centers where facilities will be provided for them to continue their education.
Schoolchildren with American flag (ddr-densho-151-53)
img Schoolchildren with American flag (ddr-densho-151-53)
Original WRA caption: San Francisco, California. Flag of allegiance pledge at Raphael Weill Public School, Geary and Buchanan Streets. Children in families of Japanese ancestry were evacuated with their parents and will be housed for the duration in War Relocation Authority centers where facilities will be provided for them to continue their education.

Narrator Art Okuno

Nisei male. Born September 15, 1921, in San Francisco, California. Grew up in San Francisco, and was attending the University of California at Berkeley when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Removed with family to the Pomona Assembly Center, California, and the Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. While in Heart Mountain, served as scoutmaster ...
Orphans at Manzanar Childrens' Village (ddr-densho-151-443)
img Orphans at Manzanar Childrens' Village (ddr-densho-151-443)
Original caption: Manzanar Relocation Center, Manzanar, California. Evacuee orphans from an institution in San Francisco who are now established for the duration in the Childrens' Village at this War Relocation Authority center for evacuees of Japanese ancestry. Mrs. Harry Matsumoto, a University of California graduate, and her husband are superintendants of the Childrens' Village where 65 ...

Narrator Helen Takeshita

Sansei female. Born February 27, 1935, in San Francisco, California. Grew up in San Francisco's Japantown. During World War II, removed to the Tanforan Assembly Center, California, and the Topaz concentration camp, Utah. After leaving camp, family lived for a short time in Oregon before returning to California and finding temporary housing in Hunters Point. Eventually ...
Takarazuka ballet (ddr-csujad-11-53)
img Takarazuka ballet (ddr-csujad-11-53)
Takarazuka girls and elected festival queens, photographed in the Sigmund Stern Grove in San Francisco. From page 20 of: Tazu Kawamoto photo album (csudh_taz_0001). See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: taz_01_20_001
Exclusion orders posted in vacated restaurant (ddr-densho-151-127)
img Exclusion orders posted in vacated restaurant (ddr-densho-151-127)
Original caption: San Francisco, California. Civilian Exclusion Order Number 5, ordering evacuation of residents of Japanese ancestry, posted in a vacant store window on Grant Avenue in Chinatown. This establishment, like many others in Chinatown, was operated by proprietors of Japanese descent. Evacuees will be housed in War Relocation Authority centers for the duration.
Bus leaving for Tanforan Assembly Center (ddr-densho-151-262)
img Bus leaving for Tanforan Assembly Center (ddr-densho-151-262)
Original caption: San Francisco, California. These evacuees of Japanese ancestry are part of a group of 600 persons being evacuated on this morning to the assembly center. The Japanese American Citizens League headquarters is being used as a Wartime Civil Control Administration station. Prior to evacuation orders it was used as a language school.
School children reciting the Pledge of Allegiance (ddr-densho-151-125)
img School children reciting the Pledge of Allegiance (ddr-densho-151-125)
Original caption: San Francisco, California. Many children of Japanese ancestry attended Raphael Weill public School, Geary and Buchanan Streets, prior to evacuation. This scene shows first- graders during flag pledge ceremony. Evacuees of Japanese ancestry will be housed in War Relocation Authority centers for the duration. Provision will be effected for the continuance of education.
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 60, No. 2 (January 8, 1965) (ddr-pc-37-2)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 60, No. 2 (January 8, 1965) (ddr-pc-37-2)
Selected article titles: "Prop. 14 Upheld in First Test at Orange County" (p.1), "President Johnson Outlines His Thoughts of Great Society" (p.1-2), "California Braceros No More-Growers Uncertain about Future" (p.1), "San Francisco Main Port for Issei Emigres" (p.3), "Preparation Needed to Cope with Japanese Visitors to Hawaii" (p.3).

Narrator Hisaji Q. Sakai

Nisei male. Born February 28, 1925, in San Francisco, California. Grew up in San Francisco, where parents had a grocery store business. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, moved to Iowa to attend college and avoid the mass incarceration. Attended college in Nebraska and Michigan. Drafted into the Military Intelligence Service and served in Japan during ...

Narrator Janice Sakamoto

Sansei female. Grew up in California and attended San Francisco State University.
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 42, No. 16 (April 20, 1956) (ddr-pc-28-16)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 42, No. 16 (April 20, 1956) (ddr-pc-28-16)
Selected article titles: "Colorado Nisei Named as Top Farmer of Year" (p. 1), "State supreme court backs up Nisei in damage suit against sand-rock firm" (p. 1), "Senate Passes Bill Amending Fulbright Act" (p. 1), "JACL Regional Office Vandalized, Burglarized for Sixth Time" (p. 1), "JACL raps flood of anti-Semitic letters" (p. 1), "Tokyo Rose to ...

Narrator Richard Konda

Sansei male. Born February 27, 1951, in San Francisco, California. Grew up in San Francisco and attended UC Berkeley. Went to law school at Santa Clara and became involved in Asian law student groups and the Asian Law Alliance. Continued community work after law school and was involved in founding the Nihonmachi Outreach Committee in San ...

Narrator Jun Dairiki

Nisei female. Born September 2, 1934, in San Francisco, California. Grew up in the Japantown area of San Francisco. During World War II, removed to the Tanforan Assembly Center, California, and Topaz concentration camp, Utah. After leaving camp, family lived for a time in Weiser, Idaho, running a farm. Eventually returned to California.

Narrator Michiko Hara Kawaguchi

Nisei female. Born September 30, 1925, in San Francisco, California. Grew up in San Francisco where father ran a dry cleaning business. During World War II, removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Topaz concentration camp, Utah. After leaving camp, lived in Indiana and attended college. Eventually returned to California.
Japanese Pavilion (ddr-csujad-11-92)
img Japanese Pavilion (ddr-csujad-11-92)
The Japanese Pavilion, most likely from the 1939 World's Fair on Treasure Island in San Francisco. From page 36 of: Tazu Kawamoto photo album (csudh_taz_0001). See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: taz_01_36_002
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
Letter (with envelope) and copy of Tsuyako
doc Letter (with envelope) and copy of Tsuyako "Sox" Kitashima's testimony before the Commission on Wartime Relocation (August 13, 1981) (ddr-janm-4-5)
Letter to Tsuyako "Sox" Kitashima from Katrina Shores, Special Assistant to the Chair of the Commission on Wartime Relocation (January 11, 1982). It encloses a draft copy of Kitashima's testimony before the Commission on Wartime Relocation she gave at the hearing on August 13, 1981 in San Francisco, California. Envelope is postmarked January 20, 1982 from ...
Japanese Americans waving goodbye (ddr-densho-151-259)
img Japanese Americans waving goodbye (ddr-densho-151-259)
Original caption: San Francisco, California. Inhabitants of the Japanese section wave farewell at the departure of their friends and neighbors whom they are soon to follow to Tanforan Assembly center. This bus contains some of the 660 persons to be evacuated on this day. In three more days these streets will be deserted of persons of ...
Nisei Grill restaurant (ddr-densho-151-52)
img Nisei Grill restaurant (ddr-densho-151-52)
Original WRA caption: San Francisco, California. This restaurant, named "Nisei" after second- generation children born in this country to Japanese immigrants was closed prior to evacuation of residents of Japanese ancestry; and, according to sign in the window, was scheduled to re- open under new management. Evacuees will be housed at War Relocation Authority centers for ...
Indonesian deportees changing currency (ddr-csujad-27-5)
img Indonesian deportees changing currency (ddr-csujad-27-5)
Caption found with the image reads, "Indonesian deportees having their United States money changed to currency they could use when they arrived 'home'." These Indonesian seamen were being deported by ship from San Francisco, California to Batavia, Dutch East Indies. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ind_01_01_003
George Matsumoto Interview (ddr-manz-1-73)
vh George Matsumoto Interview (ddr-manz-1-73)
Nisei male. Born July 19, 1924, in San Francisco, California. At a young age, family moved to Ocean Park, California, where father ran a concession stand in an amusement park. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed with family to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. While in camp, had numerous jobs, including as part of the ...

Narrator Nancy K. Araki

Sansei female. Born October 16, 1937, in San Francisco, California. During World War II, removed to the Granada (Amache) concentration camp, Colorado. Family briefly left camp for Utah before voluntarily entering the Topaz concentration camp, Utah, when mother was pregnant. After leaving camp, returned to San Francisco and resumed elementary school.
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