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Narrator Ken Yoshida

Nisei male. Born July 31, 1923, in Tacoma, Washington. Lived in Tacoma for a few years before moving with family to Redwood City, California, where family ran a flower nursery. During World War II, removed to the Tanforan Assembly Center, California, and the Topaz (Central Utah) concentration camp, Utah. While in Topaz, refused to obey the ...
Magden Collection (ddr-densho-109)
Collection Magden Collection (ddr-densho-109)
These images were collected by Ron Magden, a prominent historian in the Pacific Northwest. The collection is comprised of photographs from the Tacoma/Fife area of Washington State. Densho interviewed Mr. Magden in 2004.
Yae Aihara Interview (ddr-densho-1000-221)
vh Yae Aihara Interview (ddr-densho-1000-221)
Nisei female. Born August 18, 1925 in Tacoma, Washington. Raised in Seattle, Washington, where family operated a grocery store. Attended Washington Grammar School and Garfield High School in Seattle. Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, father was arrested by the FBI and sent to Missoula internment camp, Montana. Family was removed to Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, ...
Fujii and Mori Families Collection (ddr-densho-321)
Collection Fujii and Mori Families Collection (ddr-densho-321)
The Fujii and Mori Families Collection consists of 6 photograph albums documenting life in Tacoma and Vashon Island, Washington before World War II, incarceration at Heart Mountain and Jerome concentration camps and relocation to California after the war.
Buddhist Convention (ddr-one-1-332)
img Buddhist Convention (ddr-one-1-332)
Black and white photographic negative of large crowd of Buddhists gathered outside Collin's Field House in Seattle, Washington for a Buddhist convention. Seated in front row from left to right: Yasashi Ichikawa, Reverend Seiji Kobara from Seattle, Reverend Shoko Masunaga, Reverend Akira Jotetsu Ono, Reverend Tatsuya Ichikawa, Reverend Bishop Kenryu Tsuji, Reverend Eiyu Terao from Spokane, ...
Kenji J. Yaguchi Interview (ddr-one-7-63)
vh Kenji J. Yaguchi Interview (ddr-one-7-63)
Nisei male. Born December 22, 1922, in Tacoma, Washington. Grew up in the nearby town of Fife, Washington, where parents ran a farm. During World War II, removed to the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Was drafted into the military and served with the Combat Engineer Company of the 442nd Regimental Combat ...

Narrator Eddie Owada

Nisei male. Born December 22, 1925, in Tacoma, Washington. Grew up primarily on Vashon Island, Washington. Removed to the Pinedale Assembly Center and the Tule Lake concentration camp, Washington, later transferring to the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Drafted into the army and served with the Military Intelligence Service. Worked for the U.S. Forest Service and eventually ...

Narrator Toshio Inahara

Nisei male. Born 1921 in Seattle, Washington. Grew up in Tacoma, Washington, where father ran a Japanese confectionery. In the early 1930s, moved with family to Oregon. During World War II, family took advantage of the "voluntary evacuation" period and moved to Ontario, Oregon. Attended medical school and established a prominent career as a vascular surgeon.
Taki Family Collection (ddr-densho-164)
Collection Taki Family Collection (ddr-densho-164)
This collection consist of photographs and documents from a Nisei man from Tacoma, Washington. During World War II, he served in France and Italy with the 100th Battalion and later with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team when the 100th became the 442nd's 1st Battalion.

Narrator Ron Magden

White male. Born August 30, 1926, in Mountain Home, Idaho. An enterprising child, took a job selling newspapers at age nine. High school age during the bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, remembers reading about anti-Japanese sentiment in Boise, Idaho. Attended the University of Idaho and taught in Orofino, Idaho, for three years before ...

Narrator Kenji J. Yaguchi

Nisei male. Born December 22, 1922, in Tacoma, Washington. Grew up in the nearby town of Fife, Washington, where parents ran a farm. During World War II, removed to the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Was drafted into the military and served with the Combat Engineer Company of the 442nd Regimental Combat ...
Kosai-Takemoto Collection (ddr-densho-349)
Collection Kosai-Takemoto Collection (ddr-densho-349)
The Kosai-Takemoto Collection includes photos from the Kosai family and Japanese American community in Tacoma, Washington before the war. There are several photos of Aiko and Ken at Tule Lake, including their wedding. Redress and reparations documents to the descendants of Masa Kosai are included.
Toshio Inahara Interview (ddr-one-7-45)
vh Toshio Inahara Interview (ddr-one-7-45)
Nisei male. Born 1921 in Seattle, Washington. Grew up in Tacoma, Washington, where father ran a Japanese confectionery. In the early 1930s, moved with family to Oregon. During World War II, family took advantage of the "voluntary evacuation" period and moved to Ontario, Oregon. Attended medical school and established a prominent career as a vascular surgeon. ...

Narrator Wesley K. Watanabe

Ni-ten-gosei (Nisei/Sansei) male. Born May 20, 1935, in Tacoma, Washington. Spent early childhood in Kent, Washington, and was removed with family to the Pinedale Assembly Center at age seven. Family was incarcerated at Tule Lake concentration camp, California, and then moved to Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Resettled and attended grade school and high school in Chicago, ...
White River Valley sumo club (ddr-densho-25-6)
img White River Valley sumo club (ddr-densho-25-6)
Sumo wrestling was a popular sport among the Issei and Nisei. This team from the White River Valley was in Tacoma for a tournament. Front row (left to right): Sam Katsura, Tom Marutani, Tom Hirai, Tony Tsujikawa, D. Kagitani, Frank Takeshita, George Hirai, Mitsuo (Mike) Iseri, unidentified, Ted Takeshita, and Ted Tsukamaki. Back row: Matahichi Iseri, ...
Japanese American man (ddr-densho-26-137)
img Japanese American man (ddr-densho-26-137)
Written on the bottom of the photograph "Tacoma"
Wright Park pond and bridge (ddr-densho-26-140)
img Wright Park pond and bridge (ddr-densho-26-140)
Written on bottom of the photograph: "Light Park [sic]"
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