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Girls in kimonos (ddr-densho-134-27)
img Girls in kimonos (ddr-densho-134-27)
Students of the Japanese Language School in North Seattle gather in the playground. The school was housed in the Green Lake Community Hall, located at North 100th and Corliss Avenue. The building was eventually enlarged as the program grew more and more popular. (L to R): Molly Kitajima, Michiko Nakawatase, Kazue Kitajima, Kazuko Sasaki, Chimiko Nakawatase, …
Child in front of greenhouse (ddr-densho-134-15)
img Child in front of greenhouse (ddr-densho-134-15)
By the late 1930s, many Issei-operated floral greenhouses existed in the North Seattle area. The flowers were sold at Seattle's Public Market, retail stores, and wholesale companies.
Issei working at greenhouse (ddr-densho-134-29)
img Issei working at greenhouse (ddr-densho-134-29)
This farm and greenhouse complex was located at 85th and Latona in the Green Lake neighborhood of Seattle. The flowers and vegetables grown here were sold at the Public Market.
Green Lake Gardens Company (ddr-densho-134-32)
img Green Lake Gardens Company (ddr-densho-134-32)
This Issei-operated business was a five-acre complex of greenhouses and farms located in North Seattle. The flowers and vegetables grown here were sold throughout Washington State.
Large standard chrysanthemums on car (ddr-densho-134-9)
img Large standard chrysanthemums on car (ddr-densho-134-9)
This family operated the Green Lake Gardens Company, a five-acre complex of greenhouses and farms in North Seattle. They grew Easter Lilies, large standard chrysanthemums (pictured), and vegetables that were shipped around Seattle and Washington State.
Celery harvesting (ddr-densho-134-4)
img Celery harvesting (ddr-densho-134-4)
This issei-run celery field was located at North 100th Street and Meridian in Seattle.
Girls of the Japanese Students Club (ddr-densho-134-19)
img Girls of the Japanese Students Club (ddr-densho-134-19)
Female members of the Lincoln High School Japanese Students Club posing for a photo. The club held Japanese dances, tea ceremonies, and other activities. Back row (L to R): Mariko Kumasaka, Michiko Nakawatase, Esther Kambe, Satoko Abe, Alice Ota, Ella Ota, Margaret Akiyama, Cherry Tanaka. Front row (L to R): Jane Akiyama, Yuri Hayashi, Yoshino Kano, …
Green Lake Sunday School (ddr-densho-134-26)
img Green Lake Sunday School (ddr-densho-134-26)
This Sunday school was started by three missionaries from the Seattle Japanese Baptist Church in the early 1920s. Back row (L to R): Miss Rumsey, Naoshi Kumagai, Kay Suzuki, Tadashi Kumagai, unidentified, Akira Kumasaka. Middle row (L to R): Tak Nakawatase, unidentified, unidentified, May Kumasaka, Kimi Taguchi, Ko Suzuki, unidentified. Front row (L to R): Sam …
Beach party (ddr-densho-134-6)
img Beach party (ddr-densho-134-6)
Students of Lincoln High School on an outing to Richmond Beach in Seattle, Washington. Panel one (L to R): Roy Tanagi, Nobi Sasaki. Panel two (L to R): Ken Tanaka, Hiroshi Yahagi. Panel three (L to R): Yoshino Kano, Alice Ota, Mariko Kumasaka.
Women working in greenhouse (ddr-densho-134-5)
img Women working in greenhouse (ddr-densho-134-5)
Easter Lilies had to bloom and be delivered to markets a few weeks before Easter Sunday. These women are wrapping the lilies in protective tissue paper, preparing them for delivery.
Green Lake Judo Team (ddr-densho-136-38)
img Green Lake Judo Team (ddr-densho-136-38)
Green Lake Dojo was established in 1932. Classes were held twice a week at the Community Hall in North Seattle. The mass removal of Japanese Americans from Seattle forced Green Lake Dojo to close in 1942. Back row (L to R): Sumio Mochizuki, Akira Kumasaka. Fifth row (L to R): Mr. Tanagi, unidentified, Kiyoshi Tada, Mr. …
Green Lake Young People's Club (ddr-densho-136-39)
img Green Lake Young People's Club (ddr-densho-136-39)
Members of the Green Lake Seinenkai (young people's club), a social club primarily for Nisei in their teens and twenties. This club organized athletic, cultural, and social activities. Back row (L to R): Tadashi Kumagai, Toge Fujihara, Tak Nakawatase, Akira Kumasaka, Tom Nishitani, Naoshi Kumagai, Nobuo Tanagi, Nobi Yamada, Shuichi Abe. Middle row (L to R): …
Green Lake Young People's Club (ddr-densho-136-28)
img Green Lake Young People's Club (ddr-densho-136-28)
Members of the Green Lake Seinenkai (young people's club), a social club primarily for Nisei in their teens and twenties. This club organized athletic, cultural, and social activities such as formal dances (pictured here). (L to R): Tak Nakawatase, Shuichi Abe, Toshiko Fukano, Naoshi Kumagai, Minnie Ota, Kiyoshi Tada, May Kumasaka, Nobi Yamada, Ko Suzuki, Sumio …
Green Lake Young People's Club (ddr-densho-136-2)
img Green Lake Young People's Club (ddr-densho-136-2)
Members of the Green Lake Seinenkai (young people's club), a social club primarily for nisei in their teens and twenties. This club organized athletic, cultural, and social activities such as formal dances (pictured here).
Farmhouse (ddr-densho-136-9)
img Farmhouse (ddr-densho-136-9)
This farmhouse, owned by the Tanagi family, was located in North Seattle, on land that is now a commercial shopping mall.
Baseball team in car (ddr-densho-136-35)
img Baseball team in car (ddr-densho-136-35)
Green Lake baseball teammates and fans sitting on a car.
Siblings in front of house (ddr-densho-136-31)
img Siblings in front of house (ddr-densho-136-31)
Frank and Violet Yokoyama, along with their parents, operated a produce store and greenhouse in North Seattle, and sold their produce at a vegetable stand in the Pike Place Market.
Nisei football players (ddr-densho-136-24)
img Nisei football players (ddr-densho-136-24)
This photograph shows football players from Roosevelt High School in Seattle. (L to R): Tom Nishitani, unidentified.
Two women (ddr-densho-136-26)
img Two women (ddr-densho-136-26)
Pearl Nishitani (left) was the first advisor of the Green Lake Seinenkai (Young People's Club).
Family farm (ddr-densho-136-5)
img Family farm (ddr-densho-136-5)
This family leased a farm at 4657 Union Bay Place in the University District of Seattle. They grew vegetables which were sold at the Public Market at various produce wholesale houses.
Women in front of roller coaster (ddr-densho-136-25)
img Women in front of roller coaster (ddr-densho-136-25)
Nisei friends standing in front of the "Big Dipper" Rollercoaster at the Playland Amusement Park, located in the Bitter Lake neighborhood at North 132nd and Aurora Avenue. Many Green Lake Japanese Association and Seinenkai (Young People's Club) activities were held there in addition to Seattle's Japan Day celebrations. (L to R): Ruth Nishino, Yuri Takahashi, Rosemary …
Two children on tractor (ddr-densho-136-20)
img Two children on tractor (ddr-densho-136-20)
Yosh and Mary Tamura are playing on a tractor at their Union Bay farm in Seattle. This farm is located on what is now a shopping mall named the University Village.
Owners standing in front of grocery store (ddr-densho-136-27)
img Owners standing in front of grocery store (ddr-densho-136-27)
This Issei couple operated the Latona Grocery Store from approximately 1935-1939. It was located at 319 NE 42nd Street in the Wallingford neighborhood of Seattle.
Green Lake Judo Team (ddr-densho-136-37)
img Green Lake Judo Team (ddr-densho-136-37)
Green Lake Dojo was established in 1932. Classes, such as this one, were held twice a week at the Community Hall in North Seattle. The mass removal of Japanese Americans from Seattle forced Green Lake Dojo to close in 1942. Fourth row (L to R): Mr. Nakawatase, Mr. Tanagi, Mr. Kumasaka, Mr. Uchida, Mr. Hiyama, Mr. …
Latona Grocery Store (ddr-densho-136-21)
img Latona Grocery Store (ddr-densho-136-21)
An Issei couple operated this grocery store from approximately 1935-1939. It was located at 319 NE 42nd Street in the Wallingford neighborhood of Seattle.
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