Pre-World War II

Japan (148)
Pre-World War II (529)

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Carbon copy letter from Ai Chih Tsai to Ng Boksu (ddr-densho-446-413)
doc Carbon copy letter from Ai Chih Tsai to Ng Boksu (ddr-densho-446-413)
Responding to Ng Boksu's inquiry about Taiwanese in the U.S. just before WWII. (5 pages)
Group Photo with Ryo aboard TSS Yawata Maru (ddr-densho-446-431)
img Group Photo with Ryo aboard TSS Yawata Maru (ddr-densho-446-431)
Passengers and crew of last ship to leave Yokohama for the US before the war. (June 1941)
Ai Chih Tsai Photo (ddr-densho-446-371)
img Ai Chih Tsai Photo (ddr-densho-446-371)
Ai Chih Tsai with his English Teacher's Certificate after his graduation from the Preparatory College of Doshisha University in Mar 1935
Three notes (ddr-densho-468-170)
doc Three notes (ddr-densho-468-170)
Sequence of three handwritten notecards with reflections on World War II based on experience visiting Japan in 1939-1940.
Short story:
doc Short story: "Though of different temperaments" (ddr-densho-468-10)
Typed draft. Story follows two Issei (Kenji Hashimoto and Isamu Saito) who leave Hiroshima for America in 1910.
Short story:
doc Short story: "Heavy fog rolled in from the Pacific" (ddr-densho-468-75)
Assignment for English 211, Section II. Part 1 ("Hope") is set in 1941 and follows a Japanese American who moved to Yokohama in 1939 and returned to the US disillusioned two years later. The main character, Johnny Obata, then faces anti-Japanese racism and unemployment. Part two ("Faith") follows Johnny's experiences following Pearl Harbor. In Part 3 …
Draft:
doc Draft: "Race 4 in Japan" (ddr-densho-468-153)
Essay on race, Japanese ethnicity, and visit to pre-war Japan
70th Anniversary of the Japanese Congregational Church (ddr-densho-474-53)
doc 70th Anniversary of the Japanese Congregational Church (ddr-densho-474-53)
The Japanese Congregational Church's 70th Anniversary book traces the history of JCC within the context of national and local events.
[Family at Japanese marketplace] (ddr-csujad-29-94)
img [Family at Japanese marketplace] (ddr-csujad-29-94)
Photograph of three individuals at a Japanese market. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: P009
[Group photo in front of buildings] (ddr-csujad-29-93)
img [Group photo in front of buildings] (ddr-csujad-29-93)
Photograph of six individuals standing in front of two buildings in Japan. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: P008
[Portrait of Mr. and Mrs. Shosuke Nitta] (ddr-csujad-29-265)
img [Portrait of Mr. and Mrs. Shosuke Nitta] (ddr-csujad-29-265)
Wedding portrait of Mr. and Mrs. Shosuke Nitta. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: P208
An Oral History with J.S. Kishiyama and Y. Kishiyama (ddr-csujad-29-3)
av An Oral History with J.S. Kishiyama and Y. Kishiyama (ddr-csujad-29-3)
Reflections of an elderly Orange County, California couple on their experiences in America. He recounts his years as an immigrant; she discusses her family background, makeup of Japanese-American community, and rural living. This oral history was conducted for the Japanese American Oral History Project, Oral History Program, California State University, Fullerton; interview conducted by Pat Morgan. …
Hiroshima Nikkei Club (ddr-csujad-29-250)
img Hiroshima Nikkei Club (ddr-csujad-29-250)
Group photograph of Hiroshima Nikkei Club. Photograph inscription: "Top row, 2nd from left Bill Rokumoto, who died in the Hiroshima nuclear bombing. Ruby Sakoda Row 2, second from right with Susie and Betty Niko. May Sakoda, Row 1, second from left. Hiroshima Nikkei Club members with Rev. Huckabee. James M. Sakoda, Row 1, right end." See …
Oral history with Karl Yoneda (ddr-csujad-29-381)
av Oral history with Karl Yoneda (ddr-csujad-29-381)
An oral interview with Karl Yoneda, a Nisei labor activist and veteran, incarcerated at the Manzanar incarceration camp. The interview was conducted for the Japanese American Oral History Project by California State University, Fullerton. Transcript is found in item: csufccop_jaoh_0942. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: 1376.1_T01
An Oral History with Seiko Ishida (ddr-csujad-29-11)
av An Oral History with Seiko Ishida (ddr-csujad-29-11)
Retired Kibei teacher recounts samurai parents' background and their immigration to Seattle, Washington; socioeconomic composition of Seattle's Japanese community; earlier teacher training; prewar stays in Japan as a child and as a tutor in a missionary family; experiences as a teacher in the wartime resettlement in New York; and postwar return to Los Angeles. This oral …
Oral history with Masako Hanada (ddr-csujad-29-366)
av Oral history with Masako Hanada (ddr-csujad-29-366)
An oral interview with Masako Hanada. The interview was conducted for the Japanese American Oral History Project by California State University, Fullerton. Transcript is found in item: csufccop_jaoh_0912. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: 2052_T01
Two generations of Yoshida men (ddr-densho-495-39)
img Two generations of Yoshida men (ddr-densho-495-39)
Photograph of the Yoshida family. Standing: Kitaro Yoshida (left) and Tadashi Francis Yoshida (right). Sitting: Kakuji Yoshida (left) and Tomesaku Yoshida (right). Caption on album page reads " Two Generations of Yoshida Men / August 1937 / Misumi, Kumamoto, Japan / Kitaro Yoshida (5th son), Tadashi Francis (my father) / Kakuji Yoshida (3rd son) / Tomesaku …
Two men sharing a drink (ddr-densho-494-45)
img Two men sharing a drink (ddr-densho-494-45)
Torayoshi (Muraki) Maida is sitting on the left. Caption on website: "Saying goodbye to Japan / After accepting the offer of marriage from the Maida family, Torayoshi spent some time at his family home in Kebara." and "Farewell, 1919"
Girls playing the piano (ddr-densho-494-20)
img Girls playing the piano (ddr-densho-494-20)
Portrait of Meriko Maida seated a piano and Kimiko Uchita standing behind her. Caption on webpage: "Kokawa Girls High School, Wakayama Prefecture, 1937-38" and "Did Meriko play the piano? She does for the camera, at least."
Portrait of Kimiko Uchita (ddr-densho-494-4)
img Portrait of Kimiko Uchita (ddr-densho-494-4)
Caption on webpage: "Kokawa Girls High School, Wakayama Prefecture, 1937-38" and "A student in Meriko's class was also an American: Kimiko Uchita, Seattle, WA."
Students at Tennoji Normal School (ddr-densho-494-36)
img Students at Tennoji Normal School (ddr-densho-494-36)
Torayoshi (Muraki) Maida is circled in red. On the right side of the image is a caption in Japanese. Caption on webpage: "At Tennoji Normal School (=teacher's college) / In modern times, Tennoji was combined with another school to create the current Osaka University of Education (Osaka Kyoiku University)." and "Tennoji ??? vocational school, Osaka; ca …
Teaching staff and students at Nishinoda Elementary School (ddr-densho-494-40)
img Teaching staff and students at Nishinoda Elementary School (ddr-densho-494-40)
Torayoshi (Muraki) Maida is circled in red. Caption on website: "Teaching at Nishinoda Elementary School" and "Teaching at Nishinoda Elementary School, Osaka, ca 1918"
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