Pre-World War II

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Muraki Family in front of their house (ddr-densho-494-43)
img Muraki Family in front of their house (ddr-densho-494-43)
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 "The family home in Kebara, in 1919"
Class photograph from Kokawa Girls High School (ddr-densho-494-5)
img Class photograph from Kokawa Girls High School (ddr-densho-494-5)
Girl on far left center circled in red is Meriko Maida. Caption on webpage: "Kokawa Girls High School, Wakayama Prefecture, 1937-38" and "Meriko said she was allowed certain privileges as a foreigner. For example, she had a permanent, strictly forbidden to native Japanese."
Muraki Family portrait (ddr-densho-494-44)
img Muraki Family portrait (ddr-densho-494-44)
Back row left to right: Torayoshi (Muraki) Maida, Matsue Uranishi, Tomohei Muraki, and Densaburo (Muraki) Bando. Front row left to right: Hamae Nakagoshi, Katsuno Sumiya, and Kuma Kishida. 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." …
Portrait of Meriko in a kimono (ddr-densho-494-8)
img Portrait of Meriko in a kimono (ddr-densho-494-8)
Caption on webpage: "On to Tokyo" and "It is possible that Meriko was shopped around for marriage possibilities, hence the traditional dress."
M.S. Chichibu Maru (ddr-densho-494-1)
doc M.S. Chichibu Maru (ddr-densho-494-1)
Postcard of the M.S. Chichibu Maru. Caption reads, "N.Y.K. Line, M.S. Chichibu Maru 17,500 Gross Tons." Caption on webpage: "Leaving San Francisco \ Meriko traveled second class" and "The Chichibu Maru was in service 1930-1943. Was sunk by US forces en route to Singapore."
Teaching staff at Daiho Elementary School (ddr-densho-494-37)
img Teaching staff at Daiho Elementary School (ddr-densho-494-37)
Torayoshi (Muraki) Maida is circled in red. Caption on website: "Teaching at Daiho Elementary School" and "Daiho Elementary School ca 1913"
Portrait of a woman in kimono (ddr-densho-494-42)
img Portrait of a woman in kimono (ddr-densho-494-42)
Caption on website: "Life in Osaka for the new teacher / Torayoshi appears to have had two teaching jobs after graduating from teaching college, both at the elementary level. He lived in a boarding house, and his scrapbook contains a couple pictures of other residents. At least one is labeled 'lover'." and "Girlfriend in Osaka, ca …
Family portrait (ddr-densho-494-22)
img Family portrait (ddr-densho-494-22)
Standing: Meriko Maida (left), and Takahashi (right). Crouched: Miyuki (left) and Ikuko (right). Caption on webpage: "Family matters, 1938" and "Meriko in a school uniform, standing with cousins identified as Takahashi, Miyuki, and Ikuko."
Portrait of four students at Nishinoda Elementary School (ddr-densho-494-39)
img Portrait of four students at Nishinoda Elementary School (ddr-densho-494-39)
Caption on website: "Teaching at Nishinoda Elementary School" and "Teaching at Nishinoda Elementary School, Osaka, ca 1918"
Ship officer with a life preserver and binoculars (ddr-densho-494-19)
img Ship officer with a life preserver and binoculars (ddr-densho-494-19)
Caption on webpage: "Going back home, 1939 \ Meriko's ocean-going conveyance for the return trip was the Tatuta Maru. Evidently, Japan's war preparations already included using female personnel on civilian ships. The subject is identified as 'Tarkie'. The ship was torpedoed by the US Navy in early 1943." and "Meriko identifies this ship officer as 'Tarkie', …
Portrait of one man and three young boys (ddr-densho-494-38)
img Portrait of one man and three young boys (ddr-densho-494-38)
Torayoshi (Muraki) Maida with three students from Nishinoda Elementary School. Caption on website: "Teaching at Nishinoda Elementary School" and "Teaching at Nishinoda Elementary School, Osaka, ca 1918"
Photograph of ship port at Yokohama (ddr-densho-494-6)
img Photograph of ship port at Yokohama (ddr-densho-494-6)
Passengers and onlookers watch a ship from the port. Caption on webpage: "On to Tokyo" and "The evidence is that Meriko left the Wakayama area after the girls' school, and went to a kind of finishing school in the Tokyo area"
Portrait of two women in kimonos (ddr-densho-494-7)
img Portrait of two women in kimonos (ddr-densho-494-7)
Memiko (Nagase) Kato (left) and Meriko Maida (right). Caption on webpage: "Family matters, 1938" and "Meriko was asked to escort the daughter of a family friend back to the United States where both had been born: Memiko Nagase (later Kato)."
Class photograph on a school trip (ddr-densho-494-17)
img Class photograph on a school trip (ddr-densho-494-17)
Meriko Maida (back) and Kimiko Uchita (front) circled in red. Caption on webpage: "Kokawa Girls High School, Wakayama Prefecture, 1937-38" and "Meriko and Kimiko probably bonded as soon as they recognized each other as native English speakers."
Group eating Sukiyaki dinner on a ship (ddr-densho-494-18)
img Group eating Sukiyaki dinner on a ship (ddr-densho-494-18)
Photograph of three tables eating sukiyaki on the deck of the ship. Handwritten in blue ink are the following names: "Y. Matsuo", "Mitsuko Neeno", "V. Vasnelell", and "[illegible]ronel". Imposed in red font are "Mitsuko", "Meriko" and "Sumi" identifiying Mitsuko "Mitzie" (Neeno) Nishimoto, Meriko Maide, and Sumi Sakurai who traveled to Japan together in 1937. Caption on …
Group photograph on deck of the M.S. Chichibu Maru (ddr-densho-494-2)
img Group photograph on deck of the M.S. Chichibu Maru (ddr-densho-494-2)
Names of passengers written on photograph in Japanese and English. Caption on webpage: "Leaving San Francisco \ Meriko traveled second class" and "Among the other second-class passengers was Mitsuko Neeno (later Nishimoto) (1920-2015), with whom Meriko became friends."
Two women on the deck of a ship (ddr-densho-494-3)
img Two women on the deck of a ship (ddr-densho-494-3)
Caption on webpage: "Meriko's ocean-going conveyance for the return trip was the Tatuta Maru. Evidently, Japan's war preparations already included using female personnel on civilian ships. The subject is identified as 'Tarkie'. The ship was torpedoed by the US Navy in early 1943." and "Here, Tarkie [an officer on the ship Tatuta Maru] stands with Miss …
Meriko and Mitsuko Neeno laughing (ddr-densho-494-21)
img Meriko and Mitsuko Neeno laughing (ddr-densho-494-21)
Photograph of Mitsuko "Mitzi" (Neeno) Nishimoto (left) and Meriko Maida (right) sharing a laugh. Caption on webpage: "Leaving San Francisco \ Meriko traveled second class" and "With her Los Angeles friend Mitsuko Neeno (later Nishimoto)."
Nisei girl visiting family in Japan (ddr-densho-259-280)
img Nisei girl visiting family in Japan (ddr-densho-259-280)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "Michi [Yasui] visiting the Miyake relatives, when she went there for a visit alone, in the summer of 1940."
Japanese teachers on Awaji Island (ddr-densho-259-125)
img Japanese teachers on Awaji Island (ddr-densho-259-125)
Shidzuyo Yasui (front row, center) with colleagues from the Sumoto School on Awaji Island, Japan.
Two Japanese women posed with a dog (ddr-densho-259-107)
img Two Japanese women posed with a dog (ddr-densho-259-107)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "Another picture of [Shidzuyo Yasui] with another young Japanese woman and an obvious studio prop dog."
Family gathering in Japanese cemetery (ddr-densho-259-281)
img Family gathering in Japanese cemetery (ddr-densho-259-281)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "A gathering of the Yasui family clan at the family cemetery in Nanukaichi in the summer of 1926, when the American Yasuis visited their Japanese relatives."
Married couple and mother in Japanese garden (ddr-densho-259-130)
img Married couple and mother in Japanese garden (ddr-densho-259-130)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "Japanese photograph of Ichiro Miyake ([Shidzuyo Yasui's] father) who was born on August 28, 1865; [Shidzuyo's] mother, Hisa Fujii Miyake, who was born on March 3, 1865, and Ichiro's mother, whose maiden name was Tsuna Sato, who was born on March 3, 1838."
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