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.

Community activities (832)
Associations and organizations (289)

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

289 items
Indoor Carnival Fundraiser- Balloon Darts (ddr-one-1-90)
img Indoor Carnival Fundraiser- Balloon Darts (ddr-one-1-90)
Black and white photographic negative of an indoor carnival fundraiser possibly hosted by the Sorelles or Adelphons (Japanese American young women's groups). Group of men watch an unidentified Issei throw a dart. Identified on the far left hand side is Walt Asakawa, sitting behind the dart thrower is Mr. Murahashi, standing on the far right wearing …
Indoor Carnival Fundraiser- Bingo (ddr-one-1-87)
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Black and white photographic negative of an indoor carnival fundraiser possibly hosted by the Sorelles or Adelphons (Japanese American young women's groups). People sitting and playing bingo, watchers stand behind. Sitting left to right: Henry "Wimpy" Kawata, George Kasahara, Terry Mishiro, Diane (Ando) Harder, Minoru "Bob" Ando, unidentified woman, Betty (Hiuga) Nishimura, Tomo Saito, Fumi (Nunotani) …
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.
Model shot (ddr-one-1-457)
img Model shot (ddr-one-1-457)
Color slide of an unidentified white woman sitting on bales of straw for the annual Oregon Camera Club's Festival of Models photo shoot. According to donor processed on September 12, 1952. For black and white negative please see ONLC 5187
Indoor Carnival Fundraiser- Bingo (ddr-one-1-86)
img Indoor Carnival Fundraiser- Bingo (ddr-one-1-86)
Black and white photographic negative of an indoor carnival fundraiser possibly hosted by the Sorelles or Adelphons (Japanese American young women's groups). Prizes laid out in foreground surrounded by bingo players. Background has other games with players out front including: Penny Pitch, Balloon Darts, and Nickel Toss. Bingo players from left to right: Mieko Fujita, Shiz …
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.
Indoor Carnival Fundraiser- Bingo (ddr-one-1-88)
img Indoor Carnival Fundraiser- Bingo (ddr-one-1-88)
Black and white photographic negative of an indoor carnival fundraiser possibly hosted by the Sorelles or Adelphons (Japanese American young women's groups). People sitting and playing bingo, watchers stand behind. Sitting left to right: Joe Namba, Nobi Saito, Henry "Wimpy" Kawata, George Kasahara, Terry Mishiro, Diane (Ando) Harder, and Minoru "Bob" Ando. Standing in front of …
Young Buddhist League Convention Court and Queen (ddr-one-1-26)
img Young Buddhist League Convention Court and Queen (ddr-one-1-26)
Black and white photographic print of the Fourth Annual Northwest Young Buddhist League's Convection Court and Queen. Left to Right: Mae (Okazaki) Sasaki of Tacoma, Washington; Margaret Tomoguchi of Seattle, Washington; Mary (Nakata) Fujii of Portland, Oregon (Queen); Sumi (Hashimoto) Kurokawa, and Takako Nitta of Spokane, Washington. This photograph was found in Frank Hirahara's memorabilia of …
An Oral History with Sumiye Takeno, Part II - Segment 1 (ddr-csujad-29-60-1)
vh An Oral History with Sumiye Takeno, Part II - Segment 1 (ddr-csujad-29-60-1)
An oral history with Sumiye Takeno, a current resident of Denver, Colorado. This interview was conducted for the Japanese American Oral History Project by California State University, Fullerton. The purpose of this interview was to gather information regarding Takeno's incarceration and resettlement experience during World War II. Specifically, the interview covers her childhood in Florin, California, …
An Oral History with Sumiye Takeno, Part I - Segment 1 (ddr-csujad-29-59-1)
vh An Oral History with Sumiye Takeno, Part I - Segment 1 (ddr-csujad-29-59-1)
An oral history with Sumiye Takeno, a current resident of Denver, Colorado. This interview was conducted for the Japanese American Oral History Project by California State University, Fullerton. The purpose of this interview was to gather information regarding Takeno's incarceration and resettlement experience during World War II. Specifically, the interview covers her childhood in Florin, California, …
Alley Watada Interview Segment 12 (ddr-manz-1-30-12)
vh Alley Watada Interview Segment 12 (ddr-manz-1-30-12)
Father's involvement in Japanese community organizations
Mitsuko Hashiguchi Segment 22 (ddr-densho-1000-12-22)
vh Mitsuko Hashiguchi Segment 22 (ddr-densho-1000-12-22)
Social, cultural activities for the Nisei in the prewar Bellevue, Washington, community
Mitsuko Hashiguchi Segment 74 (ddr-densho-1000-12-74)
vh Mitsuko Hashiguchi Segment 74 (ddr-densho-1000-12-74)
Involvement in community activities, winning the Community Bridge Builder Award in Bellevue
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
Tom Matsuoka Segment 16 (ddr-densho-1000-47-16)
vh Tom Matsuoka Segment 16 (ddr-densho-1000-47-16)
Establishing the Seinenkai and the Kokaido, the Japanese Community Hall
Tomio Moriguchi Interview II Segment 18 (ddr-densho-1000-60-18)
vh Tomio Moriguchi Interview II Segment 18 (ddr-densho-1000-60-18)
Continuity of culture, reflecting on the future of Japanese American organizations
Tomio Moriguchi Interview II Segment 16 (ddr-densho-1000-60-16)
vh Tomio Moriguchi Interview II Segment 16 (ddr-densho-1000-60-16)
Community involvement: reflecting on different organizational styles and strengths
Mitsuko Hashiguchi Segment 20 (ddr-densho-1000-12-20)
vh Mitsuko Hashiguchi Segment 20 (ddr-densho-1000-12-20)
Social, cultural activities for the Nisei in the prewar Bellevue, Washington, community
Mits Takahashi Interview Segment 32 (ddr-densho-1000-207-32)
vh Mits Takahashi Interview Segment 32 (ddr-densho-1000-207-32)
Recognition of the significance 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
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