Community activities

Japanese Americans of the pre-World War II era, urban and rural dwellers alike, lived in tight-knit communities bound together by a wide variety of shared associations and institutions. In an era marked by pronounced anti-Asian racism, Japanese Americans in cities tended to live in segregated ghettoes. While discrimination was the reason for isolated Japanese American neighborhoods, the well-organized and tight-knit community provided a rich social and cultural foundation for the Japanese immigrants and their children.

Community activities (848)

848 items
DJ (ddr-one-1-651)
img DJ (ddr-one-1-651)
Black and white photographic negative of three Nisei behind a table acting as DJs. The sign on the table reads "Buzz Record Sh, Request 5 ¢." From left to right: Betty Nakashimada, Rupert Fujii, and Aki (Shiraishi) Dong. Standing front of the table looking at his hands is Henry Matsunaga.
Walter Matsuoka and a companion stand in profile (ddr-densho-390-57)
img Walter Matsuoka and a companion stand in profile (ddr-densho-390-57)
Walter and a companion, dressed in blue jeans, stand looking off camera and smiling.
[Kawase family] (ddr-csujad-56-251)
img [Kawase family] (ddr-csujad-56-251)
Kawase family members in May 1997. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: nbea08-03-060
Hop on the truck (ddr-csujad-56-136)
img Hop on the truck (ddr-csujad-56-136)
Family photo of the Kameokas in the back of a truck in front of a train. Photo provided by Tak Kameoka. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: nbea08-02-003
[Group portrait of the Kawase family] (ddr-csujad-56-254)
img [Group portrait of the Kawase family] (ddr-csujad-56-254)
Portrait of the Kawase family with Great Grandma Holly in the middle. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: nbea08-03-063
[Women in the lab] (ddr-csujad-56-138)
img [Women in the lab] (ddr-csujad-56-138)
Five women working in a lab. Photo provided by Tak Kameoka. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: nbea08-02-005
[Surgery] (ddr-csujad-56-137)
img [Surgery] (ddr-csujad-56-137)
Surgical procedure in progress. Photo provided by Tak Kameoka. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: nbea08-02-004
[Kawase family photo] (ddr-csujad-56-248)
img [Kawase family photo] (ddr-csujad-56-248)
Portrait of the Kawase family. Appears to be before World War II. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: nbea08-03-057
[Kawase family, onion fields] (ddr-csujad-56-256)
img [Kawase family, onion fields] (ddr-csujad-56-256)
Members of the Kawase family work in their onion field. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: nbea08-03-065
Hold your breath! (ddr-csujad-56-139)
img Hold your breath! (ddr-csujad-56-139)
Photo of x-ray technician and x-ray machine. Photo provided by Tak Kameoka. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: nbea08-02-006
[Kawase family photo] (ddr-csujad-56-250)
img [Kawase family photo] (ddr-csujad-56-250)
Portrait of the Kawase family in color. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: nbea08-03-059
[50th anniversary reunion] (ddr-csujad-56-246)
img [50th anniversary reunion] (ddr-csujad-56-246)
50th anniversary reunion of incarcerees from Camp Amache are featured in this color photo. [Haruo kawase] See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: nbea08-03-055
World Friendship Group (ddr-csujad-29-22)
img World Friendship Group (ddr-csujad-29-22)
Photograph of Sakaye Shigekawa with the World Friendship Group. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: 2490_P16
Commemorating Seytsu Takahashi's 45 year anniversary as Archbishop of Shingon Buddhist Mission (ddr-csujad-29-15)
img Commemorating Seytsu Takahashi's 45 year anniversary as Archbishop of Shingon Buddhist Mission (ddr-csujad-29-15)
Postcard photo commemorating Seytsu Takahashi's 45 year anniversary as Archbishop of Shingon Buddhist Mission. Oral history interview transcript and audio are found in items: csufccop_jaoh_0027 and csufccop_jaoh_0029. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: 1616_P01
An Oral History with Mitsuo Nitta (ddr-csujad-29-4)
doc An Oral History with Mitsuo Nitta (ddr-csujad-29-4)
Oral history with Nisei farmer/businessman from pioneering Orange County, California family gives prewar biographical information with emphasis on Japanese Americans in Orange County. Discusses World War II forced removal, experiences in the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, and the role of the Japanese American Citizens League before and after World War II. This oral history was conducted …
Administrative circular (War Relocation Authority), no. 1 (1943) (ddr-csujad-55-1719)
doc Administrative circular (War Relocation Authority), no. 1 (1943) (ddr-csujad-55-1719)
Report on the structure and operation of the Community Activities Division including an organizational chart, scope, organizational structure, and relation to community councils. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_1721
Auditorium with a stage and basketball court (ddr-densho-404-182)
img Auditorium with a stage and basketball court (ddr-densho-404-182)
An auditorium with a stage and basketball court. The mezzanine level is decorated with streamers. Written on photograph: 30.743 - GYM - 1936-37 - HARRINGTON, WASH.
Bridge over greenery (ddr-densho-404-51)
img Bridge over greenery (ddr-densho-404-51)
View of a bridge over a roped off area filled with greenery. A figure walks on a rock path in the background.
Roller coaster on a shore (ddr-densho-404-339)
img Roller coaster on a shore (ddr-densho-404-339)
View through a window decorated with butterflies of a roller coaster on a shore.
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