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Portrait of women and children in Japan (ddr-densho-259-117)
img Portrait of women and children in Japan (ddr-densho-259-117)
Portrait of Shidzuyo Miyake with unknown woman and children in traditional Japanese attire.
Portrait of two young men in Japan (ddr-densho-259-61)
img Portrait of two young men in Japan (ddr-densho-259-61)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "This Japanese picture of [Masuo Yasui] and a friend shows both of them in Western gear. My guess is that both of these young boys were getting ready to emigrate to the U.S., but I don't know who his buddy was."
img "Japanese girls school beach outing" (ddr-densho-259-79)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "Japanese girls school beach outing, Sumoto School, Awaji, Japan." Caption by Yuka Yasui: "Beach at Sumoto Awaji where [Shidzuyo Yasui] taught. [Shidzuyo] 2nd row. 10th from the left."
Teacher and students on Awaji Island (ddr-densho-259-126)
img Teacher and students on Awaji Island (ddr-densho-259-126)
Shidzuyo Yasui (front row, second from left) with female students from the Sumoto School on Awaji Island, Japan.
Boy wearing gi in Japan (ddr-densho-259-8)
img Boy wearing gi in Japan (ddr-densho-259-8)
Roku Yasui wearing Nihon gi in Nanukaichi, Japan.
Family at Miyajima, Japan (ddr-densho-259-294)
img Family at Miyajima, Japan (ddr-densho-259-294)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "Michi, Fumi and Saburo Miyake at Miyajima, Japan, with the famous 'floating' torii [gate] in the background. This is considered to be one of the 3 most famous scenic views in Japan."
Graduating girls' class in Japan (ddr-densho-259-85)
img Graduating girls' class in Japan (ddr-densho-259-85)
Shidzuyo Yasui is pictured in the third row, second from the right. Caption by Homer Yasui: "Maybe at the school in Tsuyama, Okayama-ken, Japan, where [Shidzuyo] had also taught for a short time in 1910. This also looks like a girls' graduating class, but [Shidzuyo] and the other teachers are dressed differently."
Group of women and girls in Japan (ddr-densho-259-70)
img Group of women and girls in Japan (ddr-densho-259-70)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "Hundreds of young Japanese girls and women, together with a few men, posed in front of what appears to be a levee. This may represent a school for females in Japan. Our Mom [Shidzuyo Yasui] is seated in the 4th row, 5th from right. Location, occasion and date unknown, but before Mom …
Nisei girl visiting family in Japan (ddr-densho-259-289)
img Nisei girl visiting family in Japan (ddr-densho-259-289)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "Michi [Yasui]'s visit to Japan in the summer of 1940 Front, [left to right]: Yasuo, Michi, Kameno, Taiitsuro. Back, [left to right]: Tokiko, Norie (Yasuo's wife), Hiroshi, Sachiko."
Japanese teachers on Awaji Island (ddr-densho-259-99)
img Japanese teachers on Awaji Island (ddr-densho-259-99)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "4 posed group photographs in which [Shidzuyo Yasui] appears they must have been taken at Sumoto School in Awaji." Shidzuyo Yasui is pictured in the second row, third from the left.
Nisei girl and cousin in Japan (ddr-densho-259-290)
img Nisei girl and cousin in Japan (ddr-densho-259-290)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "Michi [Yasui] and cousin Midori [Miyake] in Japan, summer of 1940."
Japanese women on Awaji Island (ddr-densho-259-98)
img Japanese women on Awaji Island (ddr-densho-259-98)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "4 posed group photographs in which [Shidzuyo Yasui] appears they must have been taken at Sumoto School in Awaji." Shidzuyo Yasui is pictured in the center.
Japanese women in kimono (ddr-densho-259-87)
img Japanese women in kimono (ddr-densho-259-87)
Shidzuyo Yasui is pictured in the last row on the left. Caption by Homer Yasui: "[Shidzuyo] and another woman standing in the back, are wearing formal black clothing bearing crests of some sort. The mon (crest) that [Shidzuyo] is wearing is too small to be identified. The Miyake [Shidzuyo's maiden name] family crest was the Chinese …
Family on an engawa in Japan (ddr-densho-259-120)
img Family on an engawa in Japan (ddr-densho-259-120)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "Rare photo of [Matsuyo and Renichi Fujimoto] sitting on a veranda (engawa) in Japan, with three young kids and an elderly Japanese couple [Renichi's] adoptive mother, Haru Yasui Fujimoto, was born on July 24, 1848; and his adoptive father, Chojiro Fujimoto, was born on September 5, 1844, in Aono. Chojiro's father was …
Teachers at Sumoto School in Japan (ddr-densho-259-77)
img Teachers at Sumoto School in Japan (ddr-densho-259-77)
Caption by Yuka Yasui: "Mom [Shidzuyo Yasui] - Last Row 2nd from Left. Sumoto, Awaji where she taught 1912." Caption by Homer Yasui: "[Shidzuyo] taught home economics there."
Family picture in Japan (ddr-densho-259-535)
img Family picture in Japan (ddr-densho-259-535)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "Family picture of Saburo and Fumi Miyake with Daiichi Takeoka, of Portland, Oregon, in this group. Our maternal grandmother, Hisa Fujii Miyakie [Miyake] is in the center Presumably this photo was taken in their family home."
Japanese women and a stork (ddr-densho-259-113)
img Japanese women and a stork (ddr-densho-259-113)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "[Shidzuyo Yasui] and a friend visiting Korakuen Park in Okayama ken [prefecture]. There is a Japanese stork (tsuru) shown in this photo also."
Family portrait in Japanese garden (ddr-densho-259-134)
img Family portrait in Japanese garden (ddr-densho-259-134)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "Part of the Miyake family in Japan, before [Shidzuyo] left to start teaching school. Pictured are Grandma Hisa Fujii Miyake, Grandpa Ichiro Miyake, Great Grandma Tsuno Sato Miyake, Uncle Saburo and Mom [Shidzuyo]. There's a little girl in this picture, but she's unidentified."
Portrait of Japanese and white men and women in Japan (ddr-densho-259-149)
img Portrait of Japanese and white men and women in Japan (ddr-densho-259-149)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "Very large portrait taken in Japan, which includes [Shidzuyo Yasui] It's intriguing because the group--which I suspect consists of teachers--are gathered in front of a large, two story, western-style wooden building wiith shutters. But of more interest are two Caucasian couples, and a dozen or so Japanese men." Shidzuyo Yasui is pictured …
Japanese woman in kapogi (ddr-densho-259-167)
img Japanese woman in kapogi (ddr-densho-259-167)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "Solo portrait of [Shidzuyo Yasui] in kimono, holding a budding twig in her right hand, and wearing what looks like a fancy kapogi (sort of a Japanese apron, but much nicer). This surely was taken in Japan before she emigrated to America."
Portrait of a young man in Japan (ddr-densho-259-60)
img Portrait of a young man in Japan (ddr-densho-259-60)
Portrait of Masuo Yasui as a young man wearing Western clothing, taken in Japan, probably soon before his emigration to the United States.
img "Family portrait of a Japanese family in Japan" (ddr-densho-259-381)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "Family portrait of a Japanese family in Japan. All are wearing Japanese clothing and some of them are wearing montsuki. Sometimes this jacket is also called a haori."
Formal portrait of eight Japanese men in Nanukaichi (ddr-densho-259-54)
img Formal portrait of eight Japanese men in Nanukaichi (ddr-densho-259-54)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "[Masuo] and [Shinataro] Yasui posing with 6 young Japanese men."
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