Japanese language schools

Each day, after public school ended, Nisei (second-generation) children attended Japanese language schools for an hour's instruction in Japanese language and culture. Issei (first-generation) parents wanted their children to learn Japanese to help them succeed in the community and if they ever moved to Japan. The Nisei were moderately interested at best, and language acquisition was spotty. Japanese language schools were considered suspect after the attack on Pearl Harbor, and their principals were among the first arrested.

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Bukkyokai Fujinkai teachers (ddr-csujad-56-316)
img Bukkyokai Fujinkai teachers (ddr-csujad-56-316)
Group in front of Enmanji Buddhist Temple includes Reverend and Mrs. Goto and Japanese language school teachers from Bukkyokai Fujinkai. Handwritten list of names on back of photo. The original image is housed with the Sonoma County Japanese American Citizens League (JACL), and was borrowed for digitization courtesy of the JACL. This image belongs to a …
Japanese Language Class students (ddr-densho-134-21)
img Japanese Language Class students (ddr-densho-134-21)
These students are dressed up for a presentation at North Seattle's Japanese Language Class. This class was the first organized activity for children of the early North Seattle Issei immigrants. Classes were first given at a private residence and then moved to the Community Hall, located at North 100th and Corliss Avenue. Back row (L to …
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, …
Japanese Language Class students (ddr-densho-134-22)
img Japanese Language Class students (ddr-densho-134-22)
These are students of North Seattle's Japanese Language Class. This class was the first organized activity for children of the early North Seattle Issei immigrants. Classes were first given at a private residence and then moved to the Community Hall, located at North 100th and Corliss Avenue. Back row (L to R): Mac Sasaki, Akira Kumasaka, …
Japanese language school (ddr-densho-28-13)
img Japanese language school (ddr-densho-28-13)
The Japanese language school was next door to the Kokaido, the Japanese American community clubhouse in Bellevue, Washington. This photograph was taken after the Japanese American community was removed.
School photo (ddr-densho-321-526)
img School photo (ddr-densho-321-526)
Caption on reverse: "Tacoman / Japanese School / circa 1934."
Seattle Buddhist Church students (ddr-densho-353-274)
img Seattle Buddhist Church students (ddr-densho-353-274)
Captioned: "Summer 1922 - About this time English classes for Issei started."
Layton Japanese School (ddr-densho-162-18)
img Layton Japanese School (ddr-densho-162-18)
Front (L to R): Tak Satomura, Mas Miyagishima, Mits Satomura, Shig Satomura, Jim Yamane, John Kikuchi, Toshiye Nishida, Haruye Kosaiku, Yaeko Kosaiku, Kimiye Satomura, Hayashi sensei, Fumi Kikuchi, Ruth Imada, Uta Tsujimoto, Masao Oda, Jane Nakaishi, Chiyo Oda, Hisaye Kariya. 2nd row (L to R): Yori Kosaiku, Tamao Kariya, George Kikuchi, Ben Tsujimoto, Jun Kikuchi, Shimako …
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