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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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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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.
An Oral History with Sumiye Takeno, Part II (ddr-csujad-29-60)
vh An Oral History with Sumiye Takeno, Part II (ddr-csujad-29-60)
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 Margaret Masuoka (ddr-csujad-29-25)
av An Oral History with Margaret Masuoka (ddr-csujad-29-25)
An interview with Margaret Masuoka, a volunteer at the Japanese American National Museum (JANM), conducted for the Japanese American Project at California State Fullerton's Center for Oral and Public History. Specifically, this interview provides insight to Masuoka's personal history dealing with the prejudice that she and her family faced due their Japanese ancestry; her family's settlement …
Group photograph at Fresh Air Camp (ddr-sbbt-6-125)
img Group photograph at Fresh Air Camp (ddr-sbbt-6-125)
Written on verso: Left to right front row - Katsumi Okamoto, Kayo Fukuhara, George Nakagawa, Sat Ichikawa, Hideo Naganawa. Back row - Rev. Ikuta (Canada), Rev. Kai (Seattle).
Five boys at Fresh Air Camp (ddr-sbbt-6-124)
img Five boys at Fresh Air Camp (ddr-sbbt-6-124)
Sat Ichikawa (first on the left) and four other boys stand in front of a tent and pose with a triangle shaped "Cobras" sign at Fresh Air Camp.
Letter from Helen Boyd to the Seattle Buddhist Church (ddr-sbbt-6-56)
doc Letter from Helen Boyd to the Seattle Buddhist Church (ddr-sbbt-6-56)
A letter from Helen Boyd, Executive Director of the Seattle-King County Council Camp Fire Girls, accepting the Seattle Buddhist Church's (Seattle Betsuin Buddhist Temple) invitation to to a Welcome Banquet in honor of Lord Abbot Kosho A. Ohtani and Lady Yoshiko Ohtani.
Lotus Lumbini Girls new membership party (ddr-sbbt-6-91)
img Lotus Lumbini Girls new membership party (ddr-sbbt-6-91)
Text written next to photograph on scrapbook page: New Membership Party April 1941.
Lotus Lumbini Girls and Reverend Pratt (ddr-sbbt-6-88)
img Lotus Lumbini Girls and Reverend Pratt (ddr-sbbt-6-88)
Group photograph of Reverend Pratt with the Lotus Lumbini GIrls and some Bodhi Society members.
Lotus Kidettes Drill Team performs in a gymnasium (ddr-sbbt-6-113)
img Lotus Kidettes Drill Team performs in a gymnasium (ddr-sbbt-6-113)
Lotus Kidettes Drill Team performs in the Seattle Betsuin Buddhist Temple's gymnasium.
Drum and Bugle Corps and All-girl Color Guard performance (ddr-sbbt-6-116)
img Drum and Bugle Corps and All-girl Color Guard performance (ddr-sbbt-6-116)
Drum and Bugle Corps and All-girl Color Guard performance at the 75th anniversary celebration.
Group photograph of the Drum and Bugle Corps and All-girl Color Guard (ddr-sbbt-6-115)
img Group photograph of the Drum and Bugle Corps and All-girl Color Guard (ddr-sbbt-6-115)
A group photograph of the Seattle Betsuin Buddhist Temple's Drum and Bugle Corps and All-girl Color Guard outside the Pacific Science Center.
Edwin (Ed) Sasaki oral history interview (ddr-csujad-9-1)
av Edwin (Ed) Sasaki oral history interview (ddr-csujad-9-1)
Oral history interview of Edwin (Ed) Sasaki, a professor of the Psychology Department, conducted by the Public History Institute at California State University, Bakersfield. Professor Sasaki was born in Sacramento, California, in November 1940 and grew up in Weiser, Idaho. He recollects his family's experiences during the World War II, being arrested as a suspect and …
An Oral History with Sumiye Takeno, Part I (ddr-csujad-29-59)
vh An Oral History with Sumiye Takeno, Part I (ddr-csujad-29-59)
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, …
Program for a Celebration Marking the First Redress Payments Under the Civil Liberites Act of 1988 event (October 9, 1990) (ddr-janm-4-12)
doc Program for a Celebration Marking the First Redress Payments Under the Civil Liberites Act of 1988 event (October 9, 1990) (ddr-janm-4-12)
Program for a Celebration Marking the First Redress Payments Under the Civil Liberties Act of 1988 event at The Great Hall (October 9, 1990).
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