Buddhist and Catholic churches ran nursery schools attended by Japanese American children, as did neighborhood Protestant churches. In Seattle, the Maryknoll Catholic school was a prominent institution in the community.
Church-run schools (90)
img Girls group performance (ddr-densho-128-135)
This performance took place at the Maryknoll School. Back row, center is Yasuko Kubo.
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 …
img Japanese American school class photograph (ddr-densho-26-99)
Nursery and kindergarten Sunday School classes from Blaine Memorial Methodist Church. On the back of the photograph is a stamp "Takano Studio, Main 8186, 668 Jackson St., Seattle Wash."
img Sunday School class (ddr-densho-106-9)
Betty Morita Shibayama is in the back row, sixth from the right.
img Nihonmachi Jackson Street (ddr-densho-353-73)
Jackson Street, looking east from 5th Street. Note on back indicates Japanese stores in left foreground, and the Academy of Holy Names in background, built 1880. The photo was taken before the Jackson St. regrade of 1907-1909.
img Japanese Methodist kindergarten (ddr-densho-353-283)
Written on the back there is a list of names of individuals in the photo.
img A cooking class taught in the Fujin Home (ddr-densho-353-272)
The Fujin Home was a women's home organized by the Japanese Baptist Church. It was used as a shelter and a classroom.
img Japanese Methodist kindergarten (ddr-densho-353-279)
The Kindergarten was at the Japanese Methodist Church at the Catharine Blaine home.
img Woman leading children in a dance (ddr-densho-330-129)
Caption on Slide says: Mich
img Exterior of building (ddr-densho-330-118)
Caption on Slide says: 1940 Convent
img Men, women and children on steps and outside of Maryknoll (ddr-densho-330-49)
Caption on slide says: 1933 1st Communion
img Exterior of building (Maryknoll) (ddr-densho-330-110)
Caption on Slide says: 1923 Seattle Procure Front View
img Nun and children outside of building (Maryknoll) (ddr-densho-330-27)
Image is of a photograph in a photo album. Caption bellow photo says: First Grade Se. Homes Marie