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Teachers at Sumoto School in Japan (ddr-densho-259-93)
img Teachers at Sumoto School in Japan (ddr-densho-259-93)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "[Shidzuyo Yasui] in the middle with maybe some of her teaching colleagues in Japan."
Group portrait in front of torii in Japan (ddr-densho-259-292)
img Group portrait in front of torii in Japan (ddr-densho-259-292)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "Large number of Japan relatives (my guess) with Michi [Yasui]. There's a fairly large torii [gate] in the background and what seems to be ongoing construction of a mon (Japanese entrance gate)."
Portrait of Japanese woman in kimono (ddr-densho-259-66)
img Portrait of Japanese woman in kimono (ddr-densho-259-66)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "Solo shots of [Shidzuyo Yasui] before she got married. She's dressed in kimono in each of the pictures, but each pose is somewhat different."
Teachers at Sumoto School in Japan (ddr-densho-259-91)
img Teachers at Sumoto School in Japan (ddr-densho-259-91)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "Series of 3 photographs of [Shidzuyo Yasui] and her colleagues in Japan."
Japanese teachers on Awaji Island (ddr-densho-259-100)
img Japanese teachers on Awaji Island (ddr-densho-259-100)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "4 posed group photographs in which [Shidzuyo Yasui] appears they must have been taken at Sumoto School in Awaji."
Japanese women playing battledore (ddr-densho-259-116)
img Japanese women playing battledore (ddr-densho-259-116)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "In this picture, [Shidzuyo Yasui] seems to be refereeing a battledore match between two young women. This game, which resembles badminton in a very sedate and genteel way, probably isn't played in Japan anymore, but it was in her day. The opponents bat a hard, round, marble-like thing, to which is attached …
Textile factory workers in Japan (ddr-densho-259-295)
img Textile factory workers in Japan (ddr-densho-259-295)
Saburo Miyake's textile factory. Caption by Homer Yasui: "A textile or weaving factory, with the relatives and workers inside the shop. I've always understood that Saburo's and [Shidzuyo Yasui]'s father, Ichiro, ran a fishnet making factory. On the machine just before it reaches the completed roll of fabric, the material does look like netting."
Wedding portrait (ddr-densho-259-519)
img Wedding portrait (ddr-densho-259-519)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "Wedding portrait of the Reverend Isaac Inouye and his bride, Matsue I believe that they got married in Japan around 1935."
Japanese women in kimono (ddr-densho-259-121)
img Japanese women in kimono (ddr-densho-259-121)
Picture of Shidzuyo Yasui with unknown Japanese young women. Shizuyo Yasui is pictured in the center.
Two families in Japan (ddr-densho-259-374)
img Two families in Japan (ddr-densho-259-374)
Caption by Yuka Yasui: "Watanabe Family visiting Karasawa Family in Japan."
Girls by the Japanese seaside (ddr-densho-259-123)
img Girls by the Japanese seaside (ddr-densho-259-123)
Shidzuyo Yasui (standing at the top of the photograph) with a group of young women, probably her students, at the seaside on Awaji Island, Japan.
Japanese women on Awaji Island (ddr-densho-259-101)
img Japanese women on Awaji Island (ddr-densho-259-101)
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.
Three young Japanese men in traditional clothing (ddr-densho-259-56)
img Three young Japanese men in traditional clothing (ddr-densho-259-56)
Masuo Yasui and friends dressed in traditional Japanese clothing. Caption by Homer Yasui: Some are "wearing yukata (summer kimono) and on Masuo, something like a haori (short, semi-formal Japanese coat). All are wearing what look like waraji (rice straw sandals), but that doesn't seem quite right because...waraji were only used for rough wear or if the …
Portrait of Japanese woman in kimono (ddr-densho-259-68)
img Portrait of Japanese woman in kimono (ddr-densho-259-68)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "Solo shots of [Shidzuyo Yasui] before she got married. She's dressed in kimono in each of the pictures, but each pose is somewhat different."
Portrait of Japanese woman in kimono (ddr-densho-259-67)
img Portrait of Japanese woman in kimono (ddr-densho-259-67)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "Solo shots of [Shidzuyo Yasui] before she got married. She's dressed in kimono in each of the pictures, but each pose is somewhat different."
Japanese teachers on Awaji Island (ddr-densho-259-124)
img Japanese teachers on Awaji Island (ddr-densho-259-124)
Shidzuyo Yasui (second row, second from right) with colleagues from the Sumoto School on Awaji Island, Japan. The bearded man in the back row is the school principal.
Portrait of Japanese woman in kimono with doll (ddr-densho-259-64)
img Portrait of Japanese woman in kimono with doll (ddr-densho-259-64)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "Solo shots of [Shidzuyo Yasui] before she got married. She's dressed in kimono in each of the pictures, but each pose is somewhat different."
Japanese schoolgirls in kimono (ddr-densho-259-115)
img Japanese schoolgirls in kimono (ddr-densho-259-115)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "[Shidzuyo Yasui] as a schoolgirl, with two friends."
Group photograph of Japanese men and women with Hinomaru (ddr-densho-259-178)
img Group photograph of Japanese men and women with Hinomaru (ddr-densho-259-178)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "Another group photograph of many young Japanse women wearing semi-formal kimono. The 5-6 Japanese men are all wearing Western suits and ties. This must have been some sort of a formal celebration, because crossed Japanese flags, called Hino maru, are in the background. [Shidzuyo Yasui] is shown 4th from the right in …
Japanese girls in class picture (ddr-densho-259-108)
img Japanese girls in class picture (ddr-densho-259-108)
Caption by Yuka Yasui: "[Shidzuyo Yasui], front row, 2nd from right." Caption by Homer Yasui: "In this posed group picture or [sic] 19 young Japanese women of whom [Shidzuyo Yasui] is one, I suspect that this must have been a class picture. She doesn't look that much older than the rest of them."
Teachers at Sumoto School in Japan (ddr-densho-259-89)
img Teachers at Sumoto School in Japan (ddr-densho-259-89)
Probably the Sumoto School on Awaji Island, Japan. Shidzuyo Yasui is pictured in the third row, third from the right.
Japanese women and child with parasols (ddr-densho-259-106)
img Japanese women and child with parasols (ddr-densho-259-106)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "Another picture of [Shidzuyo Yasui], this time holding a parasol."
Formal portrait of eight Japanese men in Nanukaichi (ddr-densho-259-190)
img Formal portrait of eight Japanese men in Nanukaichi (ddr-densho-259-190)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "Group portrait of 8 Japanese men, of whom [Masuo Yasui] is sitting front left; and seated to his left, is his father Shinataro Yasui this picture must have been taken in 1926 when the Yasui family visited Japan. The other men may have been Masuo's schoolmates and friends."
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