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
Lotus group entertainment (ddr-densho-38-25)
img Lotus group entertainment (ddr-densho-38-25)
This program was held in the basement of the Seattle Buddhist Church, which was located at 1020 Main Street in Seattle's Nihonmachi area. The Seattle Buddhist Church is now known as the Seattle Buddhist Temple and is currently located at 1427 South Main Street. Lotus was an association for young church members.
The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 32 (April 20, 1949) (ddr-densho-229-199)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 32 (April 20, 1949) (ddr-densho-229-199)
"ADC Fund Push Opens with Kickoff Luncheon" (p. 1), "Evacuation Claims Queries, Replies" (p. 2), "ADC to Ask Amendment to HR 199" (p. 2).
The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 31 (April 16, 1949) (ddr-densho-229-198)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 31 (April 16, 1949) (ddr-densho-229-198)
"Hopes Rise on Senate Approval of Judd's ENI Legislation" (p. 1), "Local ADC Fund Push of $5,000 Starts April 20" (p. 1),
The Northwest Times Vol. 5 No. 6 (January 20, 1951) (ddr-densho-229-267)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 5 No. 6 (January 20, 1951) (ddr-densho-229-267)
"Yorty's Bill Would End Racial Bias" (p. 1), "Loss Caused by Leasehold Sale Allowed Under Claims Act : ADC" (p. 1), "Tentative 3-Day Program Announced for '51 N.W. Young Buddhist Conclave" (p. 1).
The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 35 (April 30, 1949) (ddr-densho-229-202)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 35 (April 30, 1949) (ddr-densho-229-202)
"JACL ADC Urges "Positive Action' to End All Segregation in Army" (p. 1), "We're Over Top in ADC Drive, Treasurer Says" (p. 1).
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-1-88)
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 ...
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 68, No. 26 (June 27, 1969) (ddr-pc-41-26)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 68, No. 26 (June 27, 1969) (ddr-pc-41-26)
Select article titles: "44 more congressmen join Mastsunaga-Holifield bill" (p. 1); "Seattle Oriental communities form 'ACE': Asian Coalition for Equality" (p. 1); "Oriental garden designed by Issei dedicated, accepted by Austin, Tex." (p. 1); "Census to count Spanish-speaking" (p. 1); "Campus Unrest Affecting U.S.-Japan exchange" (p. 8).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 103, No. 5 (August 1, 1986) (ddr-pc-58-30)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 103, No. 5 (August 1, 1986) (ddr-pc-58-30)
Selected article titles: "Case for Aleut Redress Presented" (pp. 1, 8), "JCCCNC Officially Opens Doors" (p. 1), "Nisei Week Events Scheduled" (p. 2), and "House Passes 'Jpn' Resolution" (p. 3).
Father and children in front of car (ddr-densho-78-2)
img Father and children in front of car (ddr-densho-78-2)
Tom Matsuoka and two of his children stand in front of the Bellevue Vegetable Growers' Association building.
Green Lake Young People's Club (ddr-densho-130-6)
img Green Lake Young People's Club (ddr-densho-130-6)
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. Back row (L to R): Tadashi Kumagai, Toge Fujihara, Tak Nakawatase, Akira Kumasaka, Tom Nishitani, Naoshi Kumagai, Nobuo Tanagi, Nobi Yamada, Shuichi Abe. Middle row (L to ...
Lotus boys group (ddr-densho-128-136)
img Lotus boys group (ddr-densho-128-136)
This is the senior boys group of Lotus, an association of young members of Seattle's Buddhist Church. Back row (L to R): Mr. M. Morishita, Mr. Ken Shimbo, Mr. Geo. Mizumori, Mr. K. Iwamura, Mr. N. Saito, Mr. Ben Kasubuchi, Mr. Jackson Sonoda, Mr. Geo. Fukuhara, Mr. Y. Nakayama. Front row (L to R): Mr ...
Lotus group camping trip (ddr-densho-128-4)
img Lotus group camping trip (ddr-densho-128-4)
Lotus group members on camping trip at North Beach in Seattle. Lotus was an association of young members of Seattle's Buddhist Church.
Lotus group performance (ddr-densho-128-32)
img Lotus group performance (ddr-densho-128-32)
This program took place at the Nippon Kan Theater in Seattle's Nihonmachi area. The Lotus group was affiliated with the Seattle Buddhist Church.
Picnic at Rolling Beach (ddr-densho-134-23)
img Picnic at Rolling Beach (ddr-densho-134-23)
The Green Lake Association brought the Japanese American community together for frequent social gatherings.
Green Lake Young People's Club (ddr-densho-136-28)
img Green Lake Young People's Club (ddr-densho-136-28)
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). (L to R): Tak Nakawatase, Shuichi Abe, Toshiko Fukano, Naoshi Kumagai, Minnie Ota, Kiyoshi Tada, May Kumasaka, Nobi Yamada, Ko Suzuki ...
Women in front of roller coaster (ddr-densho-136-25)
img Women in front of roller coaster (ddr-densho-136-25)
Nisei friends standing in front of the "Big Dipper" Rollercoaster at the Playland Amusement Park, located in the Bitter Lake neighborhood at North 132nd and Aurora Avenue. Many Green Lake Japanese Association and Seinenkai (Young People's Club) activities were held there in addition to Seattle's Japan Day celebrations. (L to R): Ruth Nishino, Yuri ...
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).
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