Associations and organizations

The Issei (Japanese immigrants) established cultural, business, and religious organizations that supported ethnic enclaves. This early form of networking served more than social and economic interests -- it became a substitute for the extended-family and village systems left behind in Japan. Christian and Buddhist neighborhood churches, Japanese language schools, and sports leagues allowed the Nisei (second-generation Japanese Americans) to participate in organized social activities as well as form peer networks.

Associations and organizations (158)

Related articles from the Densho Encyclopedia :
Japanese associations, Manzanar Committee, National Coalition for Redress/Reparations, National Council for Japanese American Redress

158 items
Officers of Portland Japanese Association (ddr-densho-259-331)
img Officers of Portland Japanese Association (ddr-densho-259-331)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "Formal group photograph of 14 Issei men, all very well dressed in western suits. These may have been the officers of the Portland Japanese Association."
img "Issei men posed in front of Buddhist church" (ddr-densho-259-337)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "Group of Issei men posed in front of Buddhist church. Most probably members of Nipponjin Kai."
YWCA conference (ddr-densho-111-9)
img YWCA conference (ddr-densho-111-9)
Group photo of Pocatello YWCA sponsors of conference. Elaine Ishikawa Hayes is in the front row, far right.
Lotus group (ddr-densho-128-137)
img Lotus group (ddr-densho-128-137)
The Lotus group was an association of young members of Seattle's Buddhist Church. This photo was taken after a Lotus performance at Nippon Kan Theatre.
Green Lake Young People's Club (ddr-densho-130-1)
img Green Lake Young People's Club (ddr-densho-130-1)
Members of the Green Lake Seinenkai (young people's club), a social club primarily for Nisei in their teens and twenties. This club organized athletic, cultural, and social activities such as formal dances (pictured here). Back row (L to R): Kiyoshi Tada, Makoto Sasaki, Shuichi Abe, Eddie Kanno. Middle row (L to R): Nobi Yamada, Sumio ...
Green Lake Young People's Club (ddr-densho-136-2)
img Green Lake Young People's Club (ddr-densho-136-2)
Members of the Green Lake Seinenkai (young people's club), a social club primarily for nisei in their teens and twenties. This club organized athletic, cultural, and social activities such as formal dances (pictured here).
doc "Seabiscuit Rededication" speech by Tsuyako "Sox" Kitashima (September 23, 1991) (ddr-janm-4-17)
Speech entitled "Seabiscuit Rededication" by Tsuyako "Sox" Kitashima (September 23, 1991). Speech was given at the Tanforan Racetrack in San Bruno, California.
Program for the Tanforan Detention Center Day of Remembrance event (February 19, 1979) (ddr-janm-4-20)
doc Program for the Tanforan Detention Center Day of Remembrance event (February 19, 1979) (ddr-janm-4-20)
Program for the Tanforan Detention Center Day of Remembrance event being held at the Tanforan Park Shopping Center (February 19, 1979).
Poster for a Day of Remembrance event (February 16, 1991) (ddr-janm-4-25)
doc Poster for a Day of Remembrance event (February 16, 1991) (ddr-janm-4-25)
Two identical posters informing the public about a Day of Remembrance- Remembrance In Action: Continuing Our Fight For Civil Rights event (February 16, 1991).
The Northwest Times Vol. 1 No. 7 (January 24, 1947) (ddr-densho-229-4)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 1 No. 7 (January 24, 1947) (ddr-densho-229-4)
"Finch Starts Drive to Aid Hawaii GI's" (p. 1),"Urges Improvement of "Blighted' Areas" (p. 1), "L.A. Council Hits Land Law Section" (p. 1).
Indoor Carnival Fundraiser- Penny pitch (ddr-one-1-89)
img Indoor Carnival Fundraiser- Penny pitch (ddr-one-1-89)
Black and white photographic negative of an indoor carnival fundraiser possibly hosted by the Sorelles or Adelphons (Japanese American young women's groups). Young men pitching pennies. Left to right: Ko Hirata, Thomas "Tom" Fujita, Ko Tambara, Frank Furukawa Jr.
Young Buddhist League Convention Queen (ddr-one-1-25)
img Young Buddhist League Convention Queen (ddr-one-1-25)
Black and white photographic print of the Fourth Annual Northwest Young Buddhist League's Convection Queen: Mary (Nakata) Fujii of Portland, Oregon. She is dressed in a dark formal gown, wearing a jeweled tiara and velvet robe. The photograph was found in Frank Hirahara's memorabilia of his time in Portland.
Mits Takahashi Interview Segment 6 (ddr-densho-1000-207-6)
vh Mits Takahashi Interview Segment 6 (ddr-densho-1000-207-6)
Father's role as a member of the Japanese Gardeners Association
Mitsuko Hashiguchi Segment 69 (ddr-densho-1000-12-69)
vh Mitsuko Hashiguchi Segment 69 (ddr-densho-1000-12-69)
Becoming active again in the postwar Japanese American community
Frank Miyamoto Interview II Segment 6 (ddr-densho-1000-51-6)
vh Frank Miyamoto Interview II Segment 6 (ddr-densho-1000-51-6)
Description of Seattle's numerous Japanese American community organizations
Frank Miyamoto Interview II Segment 3 (ddr-densho-1000-51-3)
vh Frank Miyamoto Interview II Segment 3 (ddr-densho-1000-51-3)
Interacting with peer group in Seattle's Japanese American community
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