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.

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Associations and organizations (542)

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

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542 items
Ochigo (ddr-csujad-11-27)
img Ochigo (ddr-csujad-11-27)
A parade for Buddhist Day on Treasure Island, California. The caption reads, "Ochigo." From page 14 of: Tazu Kawamoto photo album (csudh_taz_0001). See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: taz_01_14_001
Large group of people with a rope (ddr-csujad-11-179)
img Large group of people with a rope (ddr-csujad-11-179)
A large group of formally dressed men and women pose together holding a rope. From page 65 of: Tazu Kawamoto photo album (csudh_taz_0001). See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: taz_01_65_001
Stockton Y.W.B.A. choir (ddr-csujad-11-17)
img Stockton Y.W.B.A. choir (ddr-csujad-11-17)
The Y.W.B.A. [Young Women's Buddhist Association] choir performs at a large open-air stage. From page 9 of: Tazu Kawamoto photo album (csudh_taz_0001). See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: taz_01_09_002
Letter from Louis F. De Martini, Jr., President, Los Angeles County Farm Bureau to Mr. Masao Okine (ddr-csujad-5-279)
doc Letter from Louis F. De Martini, Jr., President, Los Angeles County Farm Bureau to Mr. Masao Okine (ddr-csujad-5-279)
A letter from Louis F. De Martini, Jr., President, Los Angeles County Farm Bureau to Masao Okine. It confirms Masao Okine's membership with Los Angeles County Farm Bureau Flower Department. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_03_14_001
Letter from Louis F. De Martini, Jr., President, Los Angeles County Farm Bureau to Farm Bureau member, January 22, 1952 (ddr-csujad-5-280)
doc Letter from Louis F. De Martini, Jr., President, Los Angeles County Farm Bureau to Farm Bureau member, January 22, 1952 (ddr-csujad-5-280)
A letter from Louis F. De Martini, Jr., President, Los Angeles County Farm Bureau to Farm Bureau member. It solicits donations from the members. The handwritten notes read: March of Dimes, $5.00, 1-29-52, C#612. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_03_14_002
Interview with George Hamamoto, (audio) (ddr-csujad-56-1)
av Interview with George Hamamoto, (audio) (ddr-csujad-56-1)
Sonoma County resident George Hamamoto was interviewed on June 20, 1978, by a Sonoma State University student for the North Bay Ethnic Archive Project. He discusses growing up in Sebastopol, the family grocery store, removal to Assembly Center in Merced, then incarceration at Granada (Amache) camp. Discusses organization and administration of camp, and return to Napa …
Representatives from supporting groups for Japanese American solders (ddr-csujad-56-315)
img Representatives from supporting groups for Japanese American solders (ddr-csujad-56-315)
Panoramic photo of representatives from supporting groups for Japanese American solders. Includes large American and Japanese flags. The original image is housed with the Sonoma County Japanese American Citizens League (JACL), and was borrowed for digitization courtesy of the JACL. This image belongs to a group of images related to the Akutagawa family. See this object …
Otani family's visit, [Enmanji Buddhist Temple] (ddr-csujad-56-318)
img Otani family's visit, [Enmanji Buddhist Temple] (ddr-csujad-56-318)
Large group in front of Enmanji Buddhist Temple doors in Sebastopol, California. It is taken to commemorate the Jodo Shinshu Otani family's visit. The original image is housed with the Sonoma County Japanese American Citizens League (JACL), and was borrowed for digitization courtesy of the JACL. This image belongs to a group of images related to …
Committee members for construction of Enmanji Buddhist Temple and the property owner (ddr-csujad-56-321)
img Committee members for construction of Enmanji Buddhist Temple and the property owner (ddr-csujad-56-321)
Photographed are Reverend Goto, the committee members for construction of Enmanji Buddhist Temple in Sebastopol, California, and the property owner. It is taken in front of the temple. The original image is housed with the Sonoma County Japanese American Citizens League (JACL), and was borrowed for digitization courtesy of the JACL. This image belongs to a …
Enmanji Buddhist Temple officials (ddr-csujad-56-322)
img Enmanji Buddhist Temple officials (ddr-csujad-56-322)
Photographed are Reverend Goto and officials of Enmanji Buddhist Temple taken in front of the doors of the temple in Sebastopol, California. Handwritten list of names on back of photo. The original image is housed with the Sonoma County Japanese American Citizens League (JACL), and was borrowed for digitization courtesy of the JACL. This image belongs …
James Kirihara interview (ddr-csujad-6-12)
doc James Kirihara interview (ddr-csujad-6-12)
Oral history interview with James Kirihara. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: SCRC_KIRIHARA_JAMES
Nori Masuda interview (ddr-csujad-6-22)
doc Nori Masuda interview (ddr-csujad-6-22)
Oral history interview with Nori Masuda. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: SCRC_MASUDA_NORI
O-OP canteen sale (ddr-csujad-7-22)
doc O-OP canteen sale (ddr-csujad-7-22)
Advertisement for sale at the camp's commisary. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: HMLSC_Canteen_Sale_P01
CO-OP canteen moving out sale (ddr-csujad-7-19)
doc CO-OP canteen moving out sale (ddr-csujad-7-19)
Advertisement for sale at the camp commissary at Amache. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: HMLSC_Co-op Canteen Moving Out Sale
Fresno West Side (ddr-csujad-8-13)
doc Fresno West Side (ddr-csujad-8-13)
Oral history interview with Mr. Nori Masuda, Mrs. Masako Inada, Mrs. Fumi Nakajima, and Mrs. Setsu Hirasuna. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Fresno West Side
Bessie Ezaki (ddr-csujad-8-11)
doc Bessie Ezaki (ddr-csujad-8-11)
Oral history interview with Aiko Bessie Ezaki. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Ezaki, Bessie
Masao Araki (ddr-csujad-8-4)
doc Masao Araki (ddr-csujad-8-4)
Oral history interview with Masao Araki. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Araki, Masao
Iwao Kodama (ddr-csujad-8-28)
doc Iwao Kodama (ddr-csujad-8-28)
A statement by Iwao Kodama. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Kodama, Iwao
Masami Arita (ddr-csujad-8-7)
doc Masami Arita (ddr-csujad-8-7)
Oral history interview with Masami Arita. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Arita, Masami
Shizuye Nagata (ddr-csujad-8-45)
doc Shizuye Nagata (ddr-csujad-8-45)
Oral history interview with Shizuye [Shizue] Nagata. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Nagata, Shizuye
Kenji Tashiro (ddr-csujad-8-74)
doc Kenji Tashiro (ddr-csujad-8-74)
Oral history interview with Kenji Tashiro. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Tashiro, Kenji
Harumi Hoshiko (ddr-csujad-8-24)
doc Harumi Hoshiko (ddr-csujad-8-24)
Oral history interview with Harumi Hoshiko. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Hoshiko, Harumi
Yoshie Domoto (ddr-csujad-8-10)
doc Yoshie Domoto (ddr-csujad-8-10)
Oral history interview with Yoshie Domoto. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Domoto, Yoshie
Mrs. Kiyoye Nikaido (ddr-csujad-8-53)
doc Mrs. Kiyoye Nikaido (ddr-csujad-8-53)
Oral history interview with Mrs. Kiyoye [Kiyoe] Nikaido. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Nikaido, Mrs Kiyoye
Dr. Fusaji Inada (ddr-csujad-8-26)
doc Dr. Fusaji Inada (ddr-csujad-8-26)
Oral history interview with Dr. Fusaji Inada. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Inada, Dr Fusaji
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