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
Young Buddhists Association officers (ddr-densho-159-97)
img Young Buddhists Association officers (ddr-densho-159-97)
This photograph is of the new officers for 1943. Front row (center): Reverend Imamura. Second row: unknown, unknown, Alice Yamasaki, Tamaki Hatayama, unknown.
Jares Club (ddr-densho-162-1)
img Jares Club (ddr-densho-162-1)
The Jares Club was a YWCA group for young girls.
Southern California Ehime Kenjinkai 75th Anniversary Book (ddr-densho-398-1)
doc Southern California Ehime Kenjinkai 75th Anniversary Book (ddr-densho-398-1)
Published anniversary book for organization of Southern California Ehime Kenjinkai including photos, essays, rosters for group, in Japanese and English.
Organization group photograph (ddr-densho-359-1210)
img Organization group photograph (ddr-densho-359-1210)
The date is written on the bottom of the photograph "May 17, 1964".
10th Annual 4H Club camp 1931 (ddr-densho-359-7)
img 10th Annual 4H Club camp 1931 (ddr-densho-359-7)
Group photograph of the attendess of the 4H Club Camp in 1931 at State College of Washington in Pullman, Washing. Written on the back of the photograph "Mrs. Pearl Munn Leland, Wash. Jefferson Co. Staying at Stevens hall. 10 annual Alice Kawamoto".
Formal meal (ddr-densho-359-1023)
img Formal meal (ddr-densho-359-1023)
A group of men pose for a photograph during a formal meal. An accompanying paper lists the names of those attending with the group's name in Japanese.
Portrait of a woman (ddr-densho-359-1196)
img Portrait of a woman (ddr-densho-359-1196)
Portrait of a woman in a Cub Scout leader uniform. The date written on the photograph is "Dec. 1, 1960".
Children and dignitaries meet at the consul's home (ddr-densho-353-320)
img Children and dignitaries meet at the consul's home (ddr-densho-353-320)
A note on the back identifies Miss Matsuda in the front, Rev. Okazaki to the left of the post, and Principal Takatataka to the right of the post in the second row.
First Hill drum and bugle corps (ddr-densho-353-360)
img First Hill drum and bugle corps (ddr-densho-353-360)
The Corps performed at the national Japanese American Citizens League convention.
A cooking class taught in the Fujin Home (ddr-densho-353-272)
img A cooking class taught in the Fujin Home (ddr-densho-353-272)
The Fujin Home was a women's home organized by the Japanese Baptist Church. It was used as a shelter and a classroom.
Postcard (ddr-densho-325-62)
doc Postcard (ddr-densho-325-62)
The stamp on the card reads "Japanese Association of Isleton - Isleton, Cal."
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).
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