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
Two women (ddr-densho-136-26)
img Two women (ddr-densho-136-26)
Pearl Nishitani (left) was the first advisor of the Green Lake Seinenkai (Young People's Club).
Group outing at Mt. Rainier (ddr-densho-136-10)
img Group outing at Mt. Rainier (ddr-densho-136-10)
This outing was organized by the Seinenkai, or Young People's Club. (L to R): Tak Nakawatase, Lily Yasui, Ko Abe, Tadashi Kumagai.
Group outing at Mt. Rainier (ddr-densho-136-22)
img Group outing at Mt. Rainier (ddr-densho-136-22)
The Young People's Club, or Seinenkai, brought together people in their twenties from North Seattle for social, cultural, and recreational activities, such as this one to Mt. Rainier. (L to R): Kiyoshi Tada, Alice Funai, Tak Nakawatase, Lily Yasui, Ko Abe, Mich Shimomura, Tadashi Kumagai, Stamy Kumagai, Hiroshi Yahagi, Kaz Tada.
Lotus group (ddr-densho-128-97)
img Lotus group (ddr-densho-128-97)
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.
Lotus group picnic (ddr-densho-128-2)
img Lotus group picnic (ddr-densho-128-2)
Lotus group members, Hiroshi Miyahara (top) and Yozo Tsujimura, are enjoying a picnic at Hollywood Park. Lotus was an association of young members of Seattle's Buddhist Church.
Lotus group performance (ddr-densho-128-30)
img Lotus group performance (ddr-densho-128-30)
This program took place at the Nippon Kan Theater in Seattle's Nihonmachi area. The Lotus group was affiliated with the Seattle Buddhist Church.
Lotus group (ddr-densho-128-132)
img Lotus group (ddr-densho-128-132)
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.
Lotus girls group (ddr-densho-128-96)
img Lotus girls group (ddr-densho-128-96)
These are the female members of Lotus, an association of young members of Seattle's Buddhist Church. Back row (L to R): Sumi Shiota, Marue Sao, Michiko Nishisaka, Mieko Hotta, Tamae Yagi, Toyoko Yamada. Middle row (L to R): Hatsumi Tachiyama, Bessie Sato, Molly Fukutani, Kiyo Ishikawa, Sumiko Tomita, Teru Hino. Front row (L to R ...
Lotus group (ddr-densho-128-98)
img Lotus group (ddr-densho-128-98)
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.
Japanese Red Cross (ddr-hmwf-1-64)
img Japanese Red Cross (ddr-hmwf-1-64)
"Japanese Red Cross shoyu Mess 29-30, March 26, 1944" as described on back, l4 f5.6 1/2 Plus x DK20-37 D76-8 and 2 50-55
Program for a Day of Remembrance event (February 16, 1991) (ddr-janm-4-24)
doc Program for a Day of Remembrance event (February 16, 1991) (ddr-janm-4-24)
Day of Remembrance- Remembrance in Action: Continuing Our Fight For Civil Rights event program sponsored by the National Coalition for Redress/Reparations (February 16, 1991).
NCRR (National Coalation for Redress/Reparations) pamphlet (ddr-janm-4-8)
doc NCRR (National Coalation for Redress/Reparations) pamphlet (ddr-janm-4-8)
NCRR (National Coalation for Redress/Reparations) brief history and membership sign-up pamphlet.
Draft letter by the NCRR (ddr-janm-4-16)
doc Draft letter by the NCRR (ddr-janm-4-16)
Four-paged draft letter by the NCRR. There is a place at the end for a signature but it is not signed.
Photograph of Senior Citizen-Pioneer Day (ddr-manz-4-106)
img Photograph of Senior Citizen-Pioneer Day (ddr-manz-4-106)
Caption: "Manzanar Keiro Kan (Senior Citizen-Pioneer Day) sponsored by YBA (Young Buddhist Association), September 26, 1943, Rev. Nagatomi and Mayeda in attendance."
Frank Kitamoto Segment 37 (ddr-densho-1000-35-37)
vh Frank Kitamoto Segment 37 (ddr-densho-1000-35-37)
Activities of the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Community (BIJAC)
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
Fumiko Uyeda Groves Segment 13 (ddr-densho-1000-10-13)
vh Fumiko Uyeda Groves Segment 13 (ddr-densho-1000-10-13)
Father's involvement in the Nikkeijinkai: hosting visiting seamen before the war
Group Picture (ddr-hmwf-1-508)
img Group Picture (ddr-hmwf-1-508)
"Heart Mt. Hospital Office Staff, 1943 Spring" as described on back
Letter to Tsuyako
doc Letter to Tsuyako "Sox" Kitashima from Robert K. Bratt, Administrator of Redress (March 2, 1992) (ddr-janm-4-29)
Letter to Tsuyako "Sox" Kitashima from Robert K. Bratt, Administrator of Redress from the Office of Redress Administration (March 2, 1992).
Letter to Tsuyako
doc Letter to Tsuyako "Sox" Kitashima from Robert K. Bratt, Administrator of Redress (July 19, 1991) (ddr-janm-4-27)
Letter to Tsuyako "Sox" Kitashima from Robert K. Bratt, Administrator of Redress from the Office of Redress Administration (July 19, 1991).
NCRR (National Coalation for Redress/Reparations) pamphlet (ddr-janm-4-39)
doc NCRR (National Coalation for Redress/Reparations) pamphlet (ddr-janm-4-39)
NCRR (National Coalation for Redress/Reparations) brief history and membership sign-up pamphlet.
Poster informing the public to attend the Commission hearings (ddr-janm-4-6)
doc Poster informing the public to attend the Commission hearings (ddr-janm-4-6)
Poster informing the public to attend the Commission hearings. It gives a list of dates and times as well as the location and telephone numbers for more information.
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