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Aiko Studio (ddr-densho-20-11)
img Aiko Studio (ddr-densho-20-11)
Aiko Studio, located in Seattle's Nihonmachi area, was one of several photography studios that catered to the Japanese American community before World War II.
Issei picnic (ddr-densho-20-10)
img Issei picnic (ddr-densho-20-10)
Yoshiro Okawa (second from left) and friends on a picnic.
Buddhist funeral service (ddr-densho-23-18)
img Buddhist funeral service (ddr-densho-23-18)
The Seattle Buddhist Temple is still located in the Nihonmachi area of Seattle, which is now known as the International District.
Football team (ddr-densho-23-17)
img Football team (ddr-densho-23-17)
Organized sports such as baseball and football were important for the Japanese American community because they encouraged cohesiveness. Teams composed entirely of Nisei competed against one another. Several Nisei sports leagues were formed in the 1930s. Front (left to right): Torazo Hikida, Ken Shimbo, George Ishii, Jackson Sonada, Genji Nishimura (holding football), "Nap" Nishisaka, Fred Kosaka, ...
Children from Nihonmachi (ddr-densho-23-1)
img Children from Nihonmachi (ddr-densho-23-1)
Six neighborhood boys pose for photographer Elmer Tazuma. Front (left to right): Tsuji Yoshihara, Tadao Shibuya, and Junkichi Tazuma. Back: Nobi Tazuma, Frank Takano, and Takeshi Shibuya.
The Tazuma Ten-Cent Store (ddr-densho-24-13)
img The Tazuma Ten-Cent Store (ddr-densho-24-13)
Bunshiro and Sawano Tazuma owned the Tazuma Ten-Cent Store located at 12th Avenue and Jackson Street in Seattle's Nihonmachi, or Japantown. The store sold both American- and Japanese-made goods. Front: Yukio Tazuma. Back (left to right): Sawano and Bunshiro Tazuma.
Funeral service for an Issei man (ddr-densho-24-24)
img Funeral service for an Issei man (ddr-densho-24-24)
Funeral service for Bunshiro Tazuma who died on 3/29/88 at 104 years old. Sons & spouses (L to R): Frances (59 yrs), Jim (62 yrs), Miyoka (58 yrs), Nobi (67 yrs), Elmer (72 yrs), Masako (62 yrs), Yukio (59 yrs), Kimi (50 yrs).
Funeral service for an Issei woman (ddr-densho-24-23)
img Funeral service for an Issei woman (ddr-densho-24-23)
Funeral service for Sawano Tazuma (90 yrs old at the time of her death). L to R: Jim (60 yrs), Yukio (57 yrs), Bunshiro (102 yrs), Nobi (64 yrs), Elmer (70 yrs).
Interior, the Tazuma Ten-Cent Store (ddr-densho-24-14)
img Interior, the Tazuma Ten-Cent Store (ddr-densho-24-14)
Sawano Tazuma (left) and Misao Tanaka inside the Tazuma Ten-Cent Store located at 12th Avenue and Jackson Street.
Issei couple's 70th wedding anniversary (ddr-densho-24-26)
img Issei couple's 70th wedding anniversary (ddr-densho-24-26)
Front row (L to R): Yuki (56), Kirk (9), Elmer (68), Bunshiro (100), Sawano (89), Nobi (63). Middle row (L to R): Kimi (47), Masako (59), Frances Tazuma-Hamanishi (34), Larry (19), Grace (18), Roy (23), Miyoko (55). Back row (L to R): Stanley (24), Ron (25), Tom (28), Marvin Hamanishi (34).
Family portrait (ddr-densho-24-10)
img Family portrait (ddr-densho-24-10)
Tazuma family (L to R): Sawano (25 yrs old), Elmer (4 yrs old), Bunshiro (36 yrs old).
Hand-drawn map of Seattle's Nihonmachi, or Japantown (ddr-densho-24-17)
doc Hand-drawn map of Seattle's Nihonmachi, or Japantown (ddr-densho-24-17)
This map of Nihonmachi, circa 1939, was drawn by Yukio Tazuma. Tazuma's parents owned the Tazuma Ten-Cent Store at 12th Avenue and Jackson Street before World War II. The map shows the many Japanese-owned businesses between 12th Avenue and Rainier Avenue South (upper Jackson Street).
Funeral service for an Issei man (ddr-densho-24-25)
img Funeral service for an Issei man (ddr-densho-24-25)
Seattle Buddhist Temple funeral service for Bunshiro Tazuma, 104 yrs old. His grandchildren served as pallbearers. L to R clockwise: Kirk (12 yrs), Frances (37 yrs), Stan (27 yrs), Tom (31 yrs), Ron (28 yrs), Larry (22 yrs), Ray (26 yrs), Laurie (35 yrs), Grace (21 yrs).
View of Nihonmachi (Japantown) (ddr-densho-24-15)
img View of Nihonmachi (Japantown) (ddr-densho-24-15)
Seattle's Nihonmachi (Japantown) was a vibrant and active community prior to World War II. This view of Nihonmachi was taken from 12th Avenue and Jackson Street.
Twenty-fifth wedding anniversary family photo (ddr-densho-24-16)
img Twenty-fifth wedding anniversary family photo (ddr-densho-24-16)
L to R: Jim (14 yrs), Bunshiro (55 yrs), Elmer (23 yrs), Sawano (44 yrs), Nobi (18 yrs), Yuki (11 yrs).
Issei man's 100th birthday (ddr-densho-24-22)
img Issei man's 100th birthday (ddr-densho-24-22)
Bunshiro Tazuma celebrates his 100th birthday. His son Nobi, sixty-three years old, stands next to him.
Family portrait (ddr-densho-24-2)
img Family portrait (ddr-densho-24-2)
Tazuma family photo: Front (L to R): Sawano, Jimbo, Yuki, Bunshiro; Back (L to R): Nobi, Elmer.
Photo of Issei man (ddr-densho-24-21)
img Photo of Issei man (ddr-densho-24-21)
Bunshiro Tazuma, 89 years old, receives the "Order of the Rising Sun" (6th class medal) from the Japanese government at the Japanese Consulate.
Sumo team (ddr-densho-25-106)
img Sumo team (ddr-densho-25-106)
This sumo tournament took place at the Nippon Kan Theatre in Seattle's Nihonmachi, or Japantown.
Issei waiting to receive their redress checks (ddr-densho-26-15)
img Issei waiting to receive their redress checks (ddr-densho-26-15)
This ceremony at the Nisei Veterans Hall honored five Issei, all at least 100 years old, and presented them with their redress checks. Shown here are Mr. Katsuho (left) and Mrs. Wakamatsu.
Issei woman waiting for her redress check (ddr-densho-26-39)
img Issei woman waiting for her redress check (ddr-densho-26-39)
This ceremony at the Nisei Veterans Hall honored five Issei, all at least 100 years old, and presented them with their redress checks. Shown here are Norio Wakamatsu and his mother, Mrs. Wakamatsu.
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