Pre-World War II

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Pre-World War II (529)

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Group portrait of Japanese boys (ddr-densho-325-190)
img Group portrait of Japanese boys (ddr-densho-325-190)
Each student's name is written on the photograph. From left to right Imao, Shiyouiti, Sumito, and Minoru. On the far right is a line of smudged Japanese text.
Portrait of Japanese woman in kimono (ddr-densho-325-189)
img Portrait of Japanese woman in kimono (ddr-densho-325-189)
A description is written on the back of the photograph in Japanese.
Photo Album (ddr-densho-326-72)
img Photo Album (ddr-densho-326-72)
Photos of Matsu Sakagami and baseball team on trip to Japan, sailing from Vancouver. Including photos of family members in Japan and photos taken aboard ship.
Earthquake Pictorial Edition Part Two. (ddr-densho-332-64)
doc Earthquake Pictorial Edition Part Two. (ddr-densho-332-64)
Photographs of the 1923 Great Kanto Earthquake with Japanese and English captions.
Letter from Agnes Rockrise to M. Kunasaki (ddr-densho-335-15)
doc Letter from Agnes Rockrise to M. Kunasaki (ddr-densho-335-15)
Agnes Rockrise (signed Agnes Tsumanuma) writes to M. Kunasaki or the Nippon Architects' Association in Tokyo, Japan to thank him for sending her a copies of the "Nippon Architect" which features Thomas Rockrise's work.
House in Tokyo (ddr-densho-335-118)
img House in Tokyo (ddr-densho-335-118)
The caption written on the back of the photograph reads "The Waoyenaka house -- built in Tokyo -- Designed by T. S. Rockrise 1916 --".
Draft of Brief Account of the Life of Iwahiko Tsumanuma (ddr-densho-335-17)
doc Draft of Brief Account of the Life of Iwahiko Tsumanuma (ddr-densho-335-17)
Agnus Rockrise sends a rough draft of the life of her husband, Thomas Rockrise (Iwahiko Tsumanuma), to Dr. Tatsuzo Sare. This rough draft is used to created a printed version later in Japanese with photographs of Thomas Rockrise's work in Japan in 1920 and 1921.
Letter from Takuo Endo to Agnes Rockrise (ddr-densho-335-13)
doc Letter from Takuo Endo to Agnes Rockrise (ddr-densho-335-13)
Takuo Endo, a nephew of Thomas & Agnes Rockrise, writes to Agnes for the first time. He asks after his cousin, George, and invites the family to visit Japan the following year.
Letter from Takuo Endo to Agnes Rockrise (ddr-densho-335-14)
doc Letter from Takuo Endo to Agnes Rockrise (ddr-densho-335-14)
Takuo Endo writes to Agnes Rockrise of his memories of learning of George's birth and the Rockrise family photograph his grandmother kept. He then shares that he has a three year old daughter and that he currently works for the Tokyo Imperial University Hospital and teaches pediatrics.
Brief Account of the Life of Iwahiko Tsumanuma (ddr-densho-335-16)
doc Brief Account of the Life of Iwahiko Tsumanuma (ddr-densho-335-16)
A brief account of life of Thomas Rockrise (Iwahiko Tsumanuma) including his architectual work finished in Japan during his two trips there in 1920 and 1921. These projects include Kawasaki Hospital in Kobe; Colonial home for a business man, Mr. Uenaka, in Tokyo; Private Museum for Tokushichi Nomura, Esq., in Kyoto; Nanying office building, Nanking Road, …
Tsumanuma sisters (ddr-densho-335-117)
img Tsumanuma sisters (ddr-densho-335-117)
The caption written on the back of the photograph reads "Three sisters and their children Mar. 7 1920". Thomas Rockrise's sisters with their children. Rockrise traveled to Japan in 1920 where he reconnected with his family and designed buildings.
Fire pot donors (ddr-densho-335-8)
doc Fire pot donors (ddr-densho-335-8)
Upon returning to his hometown, Yamagata, during a trip to Japan in 1921, Thomas Rockrise was gifted an iron fire pot from a welcome committee. The Yamagata region was known for its work in decorative iron. This hero's welcome contrasted greatly with his departure over twenty years earlier when Thomas left in disgrace after making a …
Lunch with family on the rocks (ddr-densho-356-23)
img Lunch with family on the rocks (ddr-densho-356-23)
Photograph of Richard Tsukada (second from left), Hana Tsukada (Uyeda) (left) with Richard's cousins eating lunch on a rocky ledge. Inscribed on the back: "In Wakayama with our Cousins (Narumi side) 39 or 40."
Michio, Richard, Yoneo (ddr-densho-356-28)
img Michio, Richard, Yoneo (ddr-densho-356-28)
Photograph of three men posing for camera on the street. Identification from front to back: Michio, Richard Tsukada, and Yoneo. Inscribed on the back is: "House Cleaning at our Tokyo home foreground Michio middle Richard background Yoneo 1939 or 40."
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