Issei

The earliest wave of Japanese immigrants, the Issei (first generation), had a strong sense of their ethnic identity and retained the values and traditions of their country of birth. Most came to the United States as sojourners and planned to return to Japan after earning their fortunes. In addition, discriminatory laws forbade them from becoming American citizens and from exercising other basic rights, such as owning or leasing land. Since they were thus prevented from fully taking part in American life, it is not surprising that many still identified strongly with the culture of their homeland.

Issei (741)

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Kamie Taenaka, Koyasan Los Angeles Branch Tourist Party, San Francisco International Airport (ddr-csujad-25-138)
img Kamie Taenaka, Koyasan Los Angeles Branch Tourist Party, San Francisco International Airport (ddr-csujad-25-138)
A group photograph including Kamie Taenaka and other tourists of Koyasan Los Angeles Branch Tourist Party taken at Gate 34 of San Francisco International Airport. The same image is found in item: ucsb_jia_0128. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_08_03_010
Kamie Taenaka, Totsugawa (ddr-csujad-25-153)
img Kamie Taenaka, Totsugawa (ddr-csujad-25-153)
A photograph of Kamie Taenaka and her relatives in Japan. Most likely taken in Totsugawa, Japan. The same image is found in item: ucsb_jia_0128. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_08_03_025
Japanese family (ddr-csujad-25-295)
img Japanese family (ddr-csujad-25-295)
A page from a photo album including Japanese family photographs. Two Japanese women pose sitting at a dining table with a meal. The photographs are probably taken in the early 1900s. Location is unknown. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_10_01_003
Funeral (ddr-csujad-25-354)
img Funeral (ddr-csujad-25-354)
A group photograph of the attendees of a funeral held at a Buddhist temple in Salt Lake, Utah. It is taken probably in 1930s. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_12_016
Japanese family, portrait (ddr-csujad-25-338)
img Japanese family, portrait (ddr-csujad-25-338)
A family portrait includes a Japanese woman and five children. It is probably taken in the early 1900s. Location is unknown. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_11_01_008
Seinen Kakuryoku Taikai kinen [Commemoration of Youth Sumo Competition] (ddr-csujad-25-332)
img Seinen Kakuryoku Taikai kinen [Commemoration of Youth Sumo Competition] (ddr-csujad-25-332)
A commemorative photograph of the Youth Sumo Competition held January 25-26, 1930. It is a group photograph of the Sumo competitors and the event supporters. It is taken by "Toyo Studio" in Seattle, Washington. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_11_01_002
Tamesaburo Taenaka and his family (ddr-csujad-25-203)
img Tamesaburo Taenaka and his family (ddr-csujad-25-203)
A photograph of Tamesaburo Taenaka and his daughter and grandchild taken at Sequoia National Park in 1943. The same image is found in item: ucsb_jia_0128. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_08_03_075
Kamie Taenaka, family reunion (ddr-csujad-25-161)
img Kamie Taenaka, family reunion (ddr-csujad-25-161)
A group photograph of Kamie Taenaka and her relatives taken at an individual's house most likely in Totsugawa, Japan. The same image is found in item: ucsb_jia_0128. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_08_03_033
Ko Matsuda Tanesuke-shi no sogi [The funeral for the late Mr. Tanesuke Matsuda] (ddr-csujad-25-350)
img Ko Matsuda Tanesuke-shi no sogi [The funeral for the late Mr. Tanesuke Matsuda] (ddr-csujad-25-350)
A group photograph of the attendees of Tanesuke Matsuda's funeral held at a Buddhist temple in Salt Lake, Utah. Mr. Matsuda died on April 18, 1937 at the age of 51. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_12_012
Japanese family, children (ddr-csujad-25-42)
img Japanese family, children (ddr-csujad-25-42)
A page from an album containing Japanese family photographs. Include a Japanese woman and infants. The photographs appear to be taken in the early 1900s. One of the photographs is taken in "Aiko Studio," a photo studio in Seattle, Washington. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_07_01_042
Taenaka family, Japanese American community in Los Angeles, California (ddr-csujad-25-269)
img Taenaka family, Japanese American community in Los Angeles, California (ddr-csujad-25-269)
A page from the Taenaka family photo album. Pasted on the page are five photographs of the Taenaka family taken with the local Japanese American community in Los Angeles, California. In these photographs, the female children are dancing in kimono. The photographs are probably taken in the early 1930s. See this object in the California State ...
Postcard to Dr. Keizaburo
doc Postcard to Dr. Keizaburo "Kei" Koyama from Teru Koyama (ddr-one-5-13)
Postcard addressed to Dr. Keizabruo Koyama at Fort Sill from his wife, Teru Koyama, at the Portland Assembly Center. Postmarked May 15, 1942. Dated May 14, 1942. On the back Teru writes Kei asking if he needs more clothes, and that she had stored their belongs with Eva "Aunt Eva" Goodenough. She describes the food at ...
Postcard to Dr. Keizaburo
doc Postcard to Dr. Keizaburo "Kei" Koyama from Teru Koyama (ddr-one-5-12)
One cent postcard addressed to Dr. Keizaburo Koyama at Fort Sill from his wife, Teru Koyama, at the Portland Assembly Center. Postmarked May 14, 1942. Message on the back dated May 13, 1942. Teru writes to Kei about her and the children getting their first typhoid shots, her new work duties, and the family's enjoyment of ...
Kou Uyemaruko (ddr-csujad-8-81)
doc Kou Uyemaruko (ddr-csujad-8-81)
Oral history interview with Kou Uyemaruko [Ko Uemaruko]. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Uyemaruko, Kou
Masao Araki (ddr-csujad-8-4)
doc Masao Araki (ddr-csujad-8-4)
Oral history interview with Masao Araki. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Araki, Masao
Tsuneji Fujita and Katsumi Henry Fujita in front of Fujita Brothers Egg Ranch truck (ddr-csujad-23-3)
img Tsuneji Fujita and Katsumi Henry Fujita in front of Fujita Brothers Egg Ranch truck (ddr-csujad-23-3)
This photo appears to have been taken on the same day as Item number ssu_lp_0001. Shown from left to right are Katsumi (Henry) Fujita and his father Tsuneji Fujita. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: lp028-08-002
Envelope and letters to Dr. Keizaburo
doc Envelope and letters to Dr. Keizaburo "Kei" Koyama from Teru Koyama and Miriam Kiyo Koyama (ddr-one-5-30)
Envelope addressed to Dr. Keizaburo Koyama at Camp Livingston from his wife, Teru Koyama, and daughter, Miriam Kiyo Koyama. Postmarked Sep 16, 1942. In red pencil “9/20-42” is written to the left of the postmark. In the lower left corner is a purple "Censored" stamp from Camp Livingston. Inside the envelope are two letters, one from ...
Postcard to Dr. Keizaburo
doc Postcard to Dr. Keizaburo "Kei" Koyama from Teru Koyama (ddr-one-5-31)
Front of postcard addressed to Dr. Keizaburo Koyama at Camp Livingston from his wife, Teru Koyama, at Minidoka. Postmarked Sep 17, 1942, over a six cent airmail stamp. To the left of the postmark “9-20-42” is written in red pencil. On the lower left corner is a purple "Censored" stamp. The message on the back is ...
Letter from Seiichi Okine to Office of Dependency Benefits, November 26, 1945 (ddr-csujad-5-103)
doc Letter from Seiichi Okine to Office of Dependency Benefits, November 26, 1945 (ddr-csujad-5-103)
Two copies of a letter written by Seiichi Okine from Hawthorne Public Housing, Hawthorne, California, to Office of Dependency Benefits, Newark, New Jersey. He receives a monthly allowance from Makoto Okine's military service to support his family including Seiichi, Tomeyo, Dorothy, and Hatsuno. Listing the expenses, such as rent, food, clothing, medical care, education supplies, social ...
Obon, Rohwer, Arkansas (ddr-csujad-5-339)
img Obon, Rohwer, Arkansas (ddr-csujad-5-339)
Photographed are Akiko An and Kiku Tanimoto, Ayame May Okine, and Dorothy Ai Okine. It is taken during the obon event in the Rohwer incarceration camp. The handwritten notes on the backside read: Obon, Rohwer, Arkansas. A photograph from "Dorothy Ai Aoki photo album" (csudh_oki_0300), page 11. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese ...
Mr. and Mrs. Masao Okine [wedding photograph] (ddr-csujad-5-337)
img Mr. and Mrs. Masao Okine [wedding photograph] (ddr-csujad-5-337)
A wedding photograph of Masao and Ayame May Okine with the Okine and Tanimoto family members. The wedding is held in the Rohwer incarceration camp while they are incarcerated. The handwritten notes on the backside read: "Mr. and Mrs. Masao Okine, Nov. 11, 1944." A photograph from "Dorothy Ai Aoki photo album" (csudh_oki_0300), page 10. See ...
Masao's check application number (ddr-csujad-5-83)
doc Masao's check application number (ddr-csujad-5-83)
Notes probably written by Seiichi Okine recording the military family allowance application number. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_01_21_002
Letter from Mrs. K. Befu to Mr. and Mrs. S. Okine, January 15, 1946 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-119)
doc Letter from Mrs. K. Befu to Mr. and Mrs. S. Okine, January 15, 1946 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-119)
A letter from Komaki Befu in Los Angeles, California to Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine, in Hawthorne, California. She thanks Mr. and Mrs. Okine for their visit and the mochi mailed to her. She also informs that Mr. Yoshikawa has given her son, Masuo Befu, a farewell gift. The handwritten notes on the back of the envelope ...
Hiroshi Mayeda (ddr-csujad-8-40)
doc Hiroshi Mayeda (ddr-csujad-8-40)
Oral history interview with Hiroshi Mayeda [Maeda]. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Mayeda, Hiroshi
Stanley Masashi Nagata (ddr-csujad-8-46)
doc Stanley Masashi Nagata (ddr-csujad-8-46)
Oral history interview with Stanley Masashi Nagata. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Nagata, Stanley Masashi
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