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.

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Pacific Citizen, Vol.76, No. 04, (February 2, 1973) (ddr-pc-45-4)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol.76, No. 04, (February 2, 1973) (ddr-pc-45-4)
Select article titles: "JACL Law Unit Seeks Outside Funding" (p.1); "Mitchell and Chuman Make Up in Public" (p.1); "Nixon 'Freeze' on Low-Rent, Federally Subsidized Housing Affects Little Tokyo" (p.1); "Hot-Meal Kitchen Serves 100 Issei" (p.4); "Sac'to Official Fears Return of Gov't Camps" (p.4).
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 ...
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 ...
Subscription to international welfare and uplift (ddr-csujad-5-260)
doc Subscription to international welfare and uplift (ddr-csujad-5-260)
A receipt for five dollars donation made by Seiichi Okine on April 10, 1949 to the international welfare and uplift program sponsored by Seventh-Day Adventists. The receipt is issued by the Japanese Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Los Angeles, California. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_03_01_001
Envelope and letter to Dr. Keizaburo
doc Envelope and letter to Dr. Keizaburo "Kei" Koyama from Teru Koyama (ddr-one-5-72)
Envelope addressed to Dr. Keizaburo Koyama at the Santa Fe Detention Station from his wife, Teru Koyama, at Minidoka. Postmarked Oct 4, 1943. In the upper right corner “Internee of War/Free Mail” is written in place of a stamp. The numbers “10-8-43” are written along the top of the envelope in red pencil. Inside is ...
Envelope and letter to Dr. Keizaburo
doc Envelope and letter to Dr. Keizaburo "Kei" Koyama from Teru Koyama (ddr-one-5-40)
Slightly yellowed envelope addressed to Dr. Keizaburo Koyama in Camp Livingston from his wife, Teru Koyama, at Minidoka. Postmarked October 19, 1942. Along the top 10-23-1942 is written in red pencil. On the left side of the envelope is a purple "Censored" stamp. Inside the envelope is a letter dated October 17, 1942. Teru writes about ...
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 ...
Koyasan Los Angeles Branch Tourist Party, Kaneiwaro] (ddr-csujad-25-134)
img Koyasan Los Angeles Branch Tourist Party, Kaneiwaro] (ddr-csujad-25-134)
A group photograph of the tourists of Koyasan Los Angeles Branch Tourist Party, including Kamie Taenaka, taken in Kaneiwaro, a hotel in Kyoto, 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_006
Japanese family, children (ddr-csujad-25-310)
img Japanese family, children (ddr-csujad-25-310)
A page from a photo album including Japanese family photographs. Pasted on the page are family photographs, including mostly children. Inscription on one of the photographs reads, "To Ada, yours, Nobu." 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 ...
Kamie Taenaka, Totsugawa (ddr-csujad-25-168)
img Kamie Taenaka, Totsugawa (ddr-csujad-25-168)
A photograph of Kamie Taenaka and her relatives probably 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_040
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
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
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
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
Grave stone (ddr-csujad-25-201)
img Grave stone (ddr-csujad-25-201)
A group photograph of the Taenaka family with Tamesaburo Taenaka's grave stone at a cemetery taken in 1955 probably in Los Angeles, California. Includes Kamie Taenaka and Toshikuni Taenaka. 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_073
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 ...
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
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
Kamie Taenaka, family reunion (ddr-csujad-25-195)
img Kamie Taenaka, family reunion (ddr-csujad-25-195)
A group photograph of Kamie Taenaka and her relatives in Japan taken after the war. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_08_03_067
Taenaka family, picnic (ddr-csujad-25-249)
img Taenaka family, picnic (ddr-csujad-25-249)
A page from the Taenaka family photo album. Pasted on the page are eight photographs of the Taenaka family at a picnic taken around 1925. Also include streetcars most likely in Los Angeles, California. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_09_01_044
Postcard to Dr. Keizaburo
doc Postcard to Dr. Keizaburo "Kei" Koyama from Teru Koyama (ddr-one-5-24)
Yellowed postcard address to Dr. Keizaburo "Kei" Koyama at Camp Livingston from his wife Teru Koyama at the Portland Assembly Center. The postcard is postmarked August 31, 1942. On the left side of the postcard is a purple stamp that reads “Censored/Camp Livingston/Internment Camp/HARMON M. TURNER.” On the back side of the postcard ...
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