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Fruit stand (ddr-densho-128-9)
img Fruit stand (ddr-densho-128-9)
(L to R): Miss Hara and Rev. Matsumoto at Hara's Fruit Stand in Wapato.
Wapato Buddhist Church (ddr-densho-128-7)
img Wapato Buddhist Church (ddr-densho-128-7)
A group of Japanese Americans standing outside the Wapato Buddhist Church. (L to R): Mrs. Matsumoto, Rev. Matsumoto, Frank Mizuta, unidentified, unidentified.
Wapato Buddhist Church (ddr-densho-128-8)
img Wapato Buddhist Church (ddr-densho-128-8)
Group of Japanese Americans, including the Church Reverend and his wife, stand outside the Wapato Buddhist Church. (L to R): Mrs. Matsumoto, Rev. Matsumoto, Frank Mizuta, unidentified, Frank Kubo.
Three sisters (ddr-densho-153-10)
img Three sisters (ddr-densho-153-10)
Amy, Kara and Marjorie Matsushita in front of their home.
Mother and daughters in garden (ddr-densho-153-6)
img Mother and daughters in garden (ddr-densho-153-6)
Kyoko Amitani Matsushita and daughters Marjorie and Kara.
Family farm (ddr-densho-153-12)
img Family farm (ddr-densho-153-12)
Matsushita family with their farmhands. Front (L to R): Yasutaro, Kara, unknown. Back: Kyoko Matsushita, unknown, Amy, Marjorie, unknown.
Funeral inside the Yakima Buddhist Church (ddr-densho-293-23)
img Funeral inside the Yakima Buddhist Church (ddr-densho-293-23)
Reverend Tesho Matsumoto presiding over the funeral. Reverend Matsumoto, leader of the Wapato Buddhist Church, spoke in defense of his community's loyalty to the United States and removed the swastika image that had formerly adorned the church facade. Prior to its appropriation by Adolph Hitler (1889-1945), the swastika was used by a wide variety of groups ...
Funeral attendees in front of the Yakima Buddhist Church (ddr-densho-293-26)
img Funeral attendees in front of the Yakima Buddhist Church (ddr-densho-293-26)
Reverend Tesho Matsumoto presiding over the funeral. Reverend Matsumoto, leader of the Wapato Buddhist Church, spoke in defense of his community's loyalty to the United States and removed the swastika image that had formerly adorned the church facade. Prior to its appropriation by Adolph Hitler (1889-1945), the swastika was used by a wide variety of groups ...
Funeral inside the Yakima Buddhist Church (ddr-densho-293-24)
img Funeral inside the Yakima Buddhist Church (ddr-densho-293-24)
Reverend Tesho Matsumoto presiding over Tora Migita's funeral. Reverend Matsumoto, leader of the Wapato Buddhist Church, spoke in defense of his community's loyalty to the United States and removed the swastika image that had formerly adorned the church facade. Prior to its appropriation by Adolph Hitler (1889-1945), the swastika was used by a wide variety of ...
Funeral inside the Yakima Buddhist Church (ddr-densho-293-22)
img Funeral inside the Yakima Buddhist Church (ddr-densho-293-22)
Reverend Tesho Matsumoto presiding over the funeral. Reverend Matsumoto, leader of the Wapato Buddhist Church, spoke in defense of his community's loyalty to the United States and removed the swastika image that had formerly adorned the church facade. Prior to its appropriation by Adolph Hitler (1889-1945), the swastika was used by a wide variety of groups ...
Nisei baseball players (ddr-densho-259-539)
img Nisei baseball players (ddr-densho-259-539)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "Ches [Tsuyoshi Yasui] in baseball shin guards, with other presumed baseball players. This may well have been part of the Nisei Athletic Club baseball team."

Narrator Kazue Yamamoto

Nisei female. Born January 14, 1927, in Wapato, Washington, where family operated a truck farm. Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed to North Portland Assembly Center and Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. Family left camp in 1945 for Spokane, Washington. Worked as a domestic on Spokane's South Hill before becoming a licensed beautician. Married husband ...

Narrator Kara Kondo

Nisei female. Born 1916 in the Yakima valley, Washington, and spent childhood in Wapato, Washington. Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed to the North Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and then to the Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. Was on the staff of the camp newspaper, the Heart Mountain Sentinel. Left camp for Chicago, Illinois, and ...
Sakahara and Tanaka Families Collection (ddr-densho-316)
Collection Sakahara and Tanaka Families Collection (ddr-densho-316)
A family photograph album documenting the Sakahara and Tanaka families' pre-World War II life on Vashon Island and other areas of Washington State. The Tanakas were farmers on Vashon Island between 1916 and 1940. Hatsuguma Tanaka was buried on Vashon Island in 1940. Hatsuguma's wife Momoye later married Sam Torakichi Migita and moved to Wapato, Washington. ...
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