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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[Okines' relatives, chrysanthemum flowers] (ddr-csujad-5-50)
img [Okines' relatives, chrysanthemum flowers] (ddr-csujad-5-50)
A color negative. Photographed are probably Okines' relatives, Jokichi Yamakana, standing in a greenhouse of chrysanthemum flowers. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_01_06_004
[Tomeyo Okine] (ddr-csujad-5-321)
img [Tomeyo Okine] (ddr-csujad-5-321)
A photograph of Tomeyo Okine posing in front of her family's car which was purchased before the forced removal and incarceration. A photograph from "Dorothy Ai Aoki photo album" (csudh_oki_0300), page 5. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_08_005_004
Kiichi Tange interview (ddr-csujad-6-30)
doc Kiichi Tange interview (ddr-csujad-6-30)
Oral history interview with Kiichi Tange. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: SCRC_TANGE_KIICHI
Fude Tanioka interview (ddr-csujad-6-32)
doc Fude Tanioka interview (ddr-csujad-6-32)
Oral history interview with Fude Tanioka. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: SCRC_TANIOKA_FUDE
Ruth Okuye Ihara interview (ddr-csujad-6-8)
doc Ruth Okuye Ihara interview (ddr-csujad-6-8)
Oral history interview with Ruth Okuye Ihara. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: SCRC_IHARA_RUTH
Gen Goto (ddr-csujad-8-15)
doc Gen Goto (ddr-csujad-8-15)
Oral history interview with Gen Goto. 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 Goto, Gen
Fresno West Side (ddr-csujad-8-13)
doc Fresno West Side (ddr-csujad-8-13)
Oral history interview with Mr. Nori Masuda, Mrs. Masako Inada, Mrs. Fumi Nakajima, and Mrs. Setsu Hirasuna. 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 Fresno West Side
Harry Sakae Watanabe (ddr-csujad-8-83)
doc Harry Sakae Watanabe (ddr-csujad-8-83)
A statement by Sakae Watanabe. 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 Watanabe, Harry Sakae
Teruye Ogawa (ddr-csujad-8-55)
doc Teruye Ogawa (ddr-csujad-8-55)
Oral history interview with Teruye [Terue] Ogawa. 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 Ogawa, Teruye
Kiyo Imai (ddr-csujad-8-25)
doc Kiyo Imai (ddr-csujad-8-25)
Oral history interview with Kiyo Imai. 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 Imai, Kiyo
Fred Hirasuna (ddr-csujad-8-88)
doc Fred Hirasuna (ddr-csujad-8-88)
Oral history interview with Fred Hirasuna. 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 Hirasuna, Fred
Bishop Ryotei Matsukage (ddr-csujad-11-24)
img Bishop Ryotei Matsukage (ddr-csujad-11-24)
A photograph of men dressed in suits sit together on the grass. Includes Bishop Ryotei Matsukage. From page 12 of: Tazu Kawamoto photo album (csudh_taz_0001). See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: taz_01_12_001
Large group of people with a rope (ddr-csujad-11-179)
img Large group of people with a rope (ddr-csujad-11-179)
A large group of formally dressed men and women pose together holding a rope. From page 65 of: Tazu Kawamoto photo album (csudh_taz_0001). See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: taz_01_65_001
Two people in a park (ddr-csujad-11-178)
img Two people in a park (ddr-csujad-11-178)
A man and a woman pose together in a park or garden. The caption reads: June 1943, Rivers Arizona. From page 64 of: Tazu Kawamoto photo album (csudh_taz_0001). See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: taz_01_64_001
Day at the Fair with Father (ddr-csujad-11-94)
img Day at the Fair with Father (ddr-csujad-11-94)
A man and two women are photographed together. The woman to the left of the man is most likely Tazu Kawamoto. The man is therefore her father, Sadaichi Kawamoto, as the caption reads: Day at the Fair with Father. The fair she is referring to is the 1939 San Francisco World's Fair. The woman to the ...
Japanese in Our Midst (ddr-csujad-19-50)
doc Japanese in Our Midst (ddr-csujad-19-50)
This is an article from the magazine "The Atlantic Monthly," April 1943 which provides a detailed description about the large number of Japanese American people settled in "permanent relocation centers" on the West Coast. It also talks about the distinction between citizen and non-citizen among "the Japanese evacuees." See this object in the California State Universities ...
Letter from Rose Tani to Rev. [Wendell L.] Miller, circa 1942 (ddr-csujad-20-8)
doc Letter from Rose Tani to Rev. [Wendell L.] Miller, circa 1942 (ddr-csujad-20-8)
Personal letter written from the Santa Anita Assembly Center expressing gratitude for Miller's having allowed them to store goods at his church; also thanks Miller and Reverend Clay for the lunch prepared by church members, and describes church services for Issei and for Nisei. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project ...
Letter from Alan Hunter to Wendell Miller, 27 June [circa 1942] (ddr-csujad-20-11)
av Letter from Alan Hunter to Wendell Miller, 27 June [circa 1942] (ddr-csujad-20-11)
Letter from Allan Hunter, minister of the Mt Hollywood Congregational Church regarding Miller's letters from Nisei and Issei. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: WLM_01-44_05
Chapter 8, 9, 10 personality cards (ddr-csujad-26-35)
doc Chapter 8, 9, 10 personality cards (ddr-csujad-26-35)
Journal entries written by high school students discussing their observations and perspectives on a variety of topics including movies, dances, dissatisfaction with recreation, family dynamics, desire to leave camp, cultural and generational differences, and weather. Each entry includes the full date and student name. The entries were part of a class assignment and collected for the ...
Outline of University of California study of evacuation and resettlement (ddr-csujad-26-2)
doc Outline of University of California study of evacuation and resettlement (ddr-csujad-26-2)
Outline for an academic social science study, the Japanese American Evacuation and Resettlement Study (JERS), led by the University of California of the incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II. Outline highlights area of administrative, social, political and personal areas to be studied by a team of researchers encamped with incarcerees. See this object in ...
Japanese family (ddr-csujad-25-304)
img Japanese family (ddr-csujad-25-304)
A page from a photo album including Japanese family photographs. Pasted on the page are family photographs including Japanese men hiking, a group of Japanese men and women, and a Japanese man standing in a farm. The photographs are probably taken in the early 1900s. Location is unknown. See this object in the California State Universities ...
Taenaka family with the Japanese American community in Los Angeles, California (ddr-csujad-25-266)
img Taenaka family with the Japanese American community in Los Angeles, California (ddr-csujad-25-266)
A page from the Taenaka family photo album. Pasted on the page are four photographs including the Taenaka family and the Japanese American community in Los Angeles, California. Two of the photographs are taken on the deck of the ship. Another photograph includes a baseball player of the local Japanese American baseball team, Rafu Nippon. The ...
Japanese community, beach (ddr-csujad-25-297)
img Japanese community, beach (ddr-csujad-25-297)
A page from a photo album including Japanese family photographs. Four photographs are pasted on the page. Includes: a Japanese house in Japan and photographs depicting the Japanese community at the beach. The photographs are probably taken in the early 1900s. Location is unknown. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project ...
Trip to United States (ddr-csujad-25-216)
img Trip to United States (ddr-csujad-25-216)
A page from the Taenaka family photo album. Pasted on the page are eight photographs of the Taenaka family and their relatives, including Kamie, Haruko, and Toshikuni, most likely taken in the early 1920s. Some photographs are taken on Chichibu Maru, a Japanese passenger ship. Other photographs are taken probably in Los Angeles, California. See this ...
Mohei and Sadae Umeda (ddr-csujad-25-234)
img Mohei and Sadae Umeda (ddr-csujad-25-234)
A page from the Taenaka family photo album. Pasted on the page are four photographs of the Umeda family, including Mohei and Sadae Umeda, who are Kamie Taenaka's sister and her husband most likely taken in California between 1910s and 1920s. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_09_01_029
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