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Japanese class picture (ddr-densho-259-109)
img Japanese class picture (ddr-densho-259-109)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "Another posed group picture of young Japanese women of which [Shidzuyo Yasui] is one. This may have been a class picture too, although in this case, there are a couple of young men standing in the top row." Shidzuyo Yasui is pictured in the front row, second from the right.
Japanese woman in kimono (ddr-densho-259-114)
img Japanese woman in kimono (ddr-densho-259-114)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "Midori Miyake taken in Japan in kimono. She is our first cousin, who was born in Hood River, Oregon (actually, Pine Grove, on our family farm), where her father Saburo Miyake, worked the orchard and the berry field."
Portrait of Japanese woman in kimono playing the koto (ddr-densho-259-65)
img Portrait of Japanese woman in kimono playing the koto (ddr-densho-259-65)
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."
Multi-generational family portrait in Japan (ddr-densho-259-534)
img Multi-generational family portrait in Japan (ddr-densho-259-534)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "Portrait, presumably many of the extended Yasui clan in Nanukaichi, Japan. Prominent in the center is our uncle, Taiitsuro Yasui, and on his immediate right, his wife, Kameno Kawasaki Yasui. Our Yasui grandmother, Tsune [Tsuya?] Katayama Yasui, is on Taiitsuro's left. I think that that's Yasuo Yasui on Grandma Yasui's left--he was …
Group of Japanese women in kimono (ddr-densho-259-69)
img Group of Japanese women in kimono (ddr-densho-259-69)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "This is a group picture taken in Japan, of a bunch of young women dressed in kimono, with a couple of little kids in front and only one man. My guess is that this group represents graduating students or very young teachers, which [Shidzuyo Yasui] was at one time."
Class at Sumoto School in Japan (ddr-densho-259-92)
img Class at Sumoto School in Japan (ddr-densho-259-92)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "Another posed group photo of what I will guess was [Shidzuyo Yasui's] class in Home Economics. I don't know where in Japan this was taken, but it doesn't look like the Sumoto School grounds." Shidzuyo Yasui is pictured center.
Portrait of Japanese woman in kimono (ddr-densho-259-63)
img Portrait of Japanese woman in kimono (ddr-densho-259-63)
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 home (ddr-densho-259-359)
img Japanese home (ddr-densho-259-359)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "A very substantial Japanese house There are cylindrical bales wrapped in rice straw, and they must surely contain rice, because that's the way they did it in the old days. This picture may very well have been taken somewhere in rural Japan at around the turn of the century."
School portrait of a boy in Japan (ddr-densho-259-58)
img School portrait of a boy in Japan (ddr-densho-259-58)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "This is a schoolboy portrait of [Masuo Yasui] in Japan around [age] 14 or 15. He attended Kojokwan High School, which was located in Nishi (west) Ibara [He] didn't graduate from high school because he emigrated to the United States before then. At best, he may have been the equivalent of an …
Teachers at Sumoto School in Japan (ddr-densho-259-90)
img Teachers at Sumoto School in Japan (ddr-densho-259-90)
A group picture from the Sumoto School on Awaji Island, Japan. Shidzuyo Yasui is pictured in the top row, fourth from the right.
Teacher and students in Japan (ddr-densho-259-111)
img Teacher and students in Japan (ddr-densho-259-111)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "In this posed group photo, [Shidzuyo Yasui] looks quite a bit older than a bunch of young girls, so this may have been a class of her students."
Two Japanese women in kimono (ddr-densho-259-104)
img Two Japanese women in kimono (ddr-densho-259-104)
Shidzuyo Yasui (right) with an unidentified woman in Japan.
Nikkei family with deer at Miyajima, Japan (ddr-densho-259-390)
img Nikkei family with deer at Miyajima, Japan (ddr-densho-259-390)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "Yasuta and Ichino Kageyama family at Miyajima, Japan. [Left to right]: Eiichi (Bob), Ichino, Mikie, Mariko (Molly), Yasuta, Lina (Lena, Charlee)."
Japanese women and girls on an engawa (ddr-densho-259-96)
img Japanese women and girls on an engawa (ddr-densho-259-96)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "[Shidzuyo Yasui] and a group of adult women and several young girls sitting on the engawa (veranda) of a typical Japanese home."
Japanese women and girls in kimono (ddr-densho-259-119)
img Japanese women and girls in kimono (ddr-densho-259-119)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "This is one representative view [of Shidzuyo Yasui], although I have no idea who the people are that she's pictured with. Two young girls in kimono flank her, and a couple of older women stand behind her." Shidzuyo Yasui is pictured in the center.
Portrait of Japanese boys (ddr-densho-325-191)
img Portrait of Japanese boys (ddr-densho-325-191)
The names of each boy was written on the photograph sitting is Imao [illegible] and standing is Sumito Horiuchi. At the top of the picture is a line of Japanese text. Sumito Horiuchi studied in Japan from the ages 4 to 16 then finished high school in the United States.
Portrait of Hagiko Takeyama and Toshihiro (ddr-densho-325-196)
img Portrait of Hagiko Takeyama and Toshihiro (ddr-densho-325-196)
The English transliterations of Hagiko's and Toshihiro's names is written over a line of Japanese text.
Portrait of Japanese couple (ddr-densho-325-201)
img Portrait of Japanese couple (ddr-densho-325-201)
The photograph has text in Japanese on both the front and back.
Class portrait (ddr-densho-325-195)
img Class portrait (ddr-densho-325-195)
A class portrait of an all boys school in Japan where Sumito Horiuchi was education in the 1930s.
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