Nisei

The Nisei (second generation) felt the pull of two cultures. American born, attending public schools, and influenced by American popular culture, they shared the same idols, favorite songs and sports heroes as most other children of their generation. Wanting to fit in, many Nisei with Japanese first names dropped them for Western ones that their non-Japanese friends could easily pronounce. Yet, most grew up in Japanese neighborhoods, and their parents taught them the customs and values of the old country.

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Nisei (1628)

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Yaeko Taenaka, Toshikuni Taenaka's sister (ddr-csujad-25-96)
img Yaeko Taenaka, Toshikuni Taenaka's sister (ddr-csujad-25-96)
A photograph of Yaeko Taenaka, the sister of Toshikuni Taenaka, a Japanese American Nisei/Kibei soldier, taken between 1942-1945. She is hanging sheets outside. Location is unknown. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_08_01_038
Taenaka family, children (ddr-csujad-25-261)
img Taenaka family, children (ddr-csujad-25-261)
A page from the Taenaka family photo album. Pasted on the pages are thirteen photographs mainly of the Taenakas' children. One photograph includes all the family members: Tamesaburo, Kamie, Haruko, Yaeko, Ukichi, Toshikuni, Chiyoko, and Saiko Taenaka. The photographs are taken in the early 1920s in Los Angeles, California. See this object in the California State …
Ukichi Taenaka, portrait (ddr-csujad-25-273)
img Ukichi Taenaka, portrait (ddr-csujad-25-273)
A page from the Taenaka family photo album. Pasted on the page is a portrait of Ukichi Taenaka in high school regalia. It was most likely taken in 1934 in Los Angeles, California. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_09_02_002
Wedding (ddr-csujad-25-318)
img Wedding (ddr-csujad-25-318)
A page from a photo album including Japanese family photographs. Includes photographs from a Japanese family's wedding. The bride wears a western wedding gown. One of the photograph is dated : July 1955. Location is unknown. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_10_01_027
Yaeko Taenaka, Toshikuni Taenaka's sister (ddr-csujad-25-94)
img Yaeko Taenaka, Toshikuni Taenaka's sister (ddr-csujad-25-94)
A photograph of probably Yaeko Taenaka, a sister of Toshikuni Taenaka, a Japanese American Nisei/Kibei soldier. She poses, standing outside. Date or location is unknown. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_08_01_036
Taenaka family (ddr-csujad-25-92)
img Taenaka family (ddr-csujad-25-92)
A photograph of Toshikuni Taenaka, a Japanese American Nisei/Kibei soldier, and his family. Includes Toshikuni Taenaka in US Army service uniform, his parents, Tamesaburo and Kamie Taenaka, his sisters, Haruko, Chiyoko, and Saiko, and his nephews and niece. The photograph is probably taken in Brighton, Colorado, where Toshikuni Taenaka's family resides. See this object in the …
Taenaka family and relatives in Japan (ddr-csujad-25-215)
img Taenaka family and relatives in Japan (ddr-csujad-25-215)
A page from the Taenaka family photo album. Pasted on the page are fifteen photographs including the Taenaka family and their Japanese relatives taken in Japan in the early 1930s. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_09_01_010
Toshikuni Taenaka in US Army uniform (ddr-csujad-25-124)
img Toshikuni Taenaka in US Army uniform (ddr-csujad-25-124)
A photograph of Toshikuni Taenaka, a Japanese American Nisei/Kibei soldier, and another Japanese American soldier in US Army uniform. They pose standing outside. The photograph is probably taken in Camp Savage, Minnesota. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_08_01_066
Japanese family, females (ddr-csujad-25-309)
img Japanese family, females (ddr-csujad-25-309)
A page from a photo album including Japanese family photographs. Pasted on the page are family photographs, mostly depicting Japanese American females. Inscription on one of the photographs reads, "To Kiyo, love Judy." Location is unknown. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_10_01_017
Taenaka family (ddr-csujad-25-87)
img Taenaka family (ddr-csujad-25-87)
A photograph of Toshikuni Taenaka, a Japanese American Nisei/Kibei soldier, and his family. Includes Toshikuni Taenaka in US Army service uniform, his parents, Tamesaburo and Kamie Taenaka, his sisteres, Haruko, Chiyoko, and Saiko, as well as most likely his nephews and niece. The photograph is probably taken in Brighton, Colorado, where Toshikuni Taenaka's family resides. See …
Japanese family (ddr-csujad-25-308)
img Japanese family (ddr-csujad-25-308)
A page from a photo album including Japanese family photographs. Pasted on the page are family photographs including Japanese men, women, and children. Many of them appear to be Nisei. One photograph captures a Japanese American female in kimono. The photographs are probably taken in the early 1900s. Location is unknown. See this object in the …
Toshikuni Taenaka in US Army uniform (ddr-csujad-25-108)
img Toshikuni Taenaka in US Army uniform (ddr-csujad-25-108)
A photograph of Toshikuni Taenaka, a Japanese American Nisei/Kibei soldier, in US Army uniform with Private First Class insignia on the arm. The photograph is probably taken in Camp Savage, Minnesota. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_08_01_050
Toshikuni Taenaka, Camp Savage, Minnesota (ddr-csujad-25-113)
img Toshikuni Taenaka, Camp Savage, Minnesota (ddr-csujad-25-113)
A photograph of Toshikuni Taenaka, a Japanese American Nisei/Kibei soldier, reading a magazine. The photograph is probably taken in Camp Savage, Minnesota. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_08_01_055
Wedding reception] (ddr-csujad-25-326)
img Wedding reception] (ddr-csujad-25-326)
A page from a photo album including Japanese family photographs. Includes three photographs of a wedding reception. The couple and attendees wear western dress. Date and location are unknown. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_10_01_036
Taenaka family, portrait (ddr-csujad-25-263)
img Taenaka family, portrait (ddr-csujad-25-263)
A page from the Taenaka family photo album. Pasted on the page are three photographs of the Taenaka family, including a family portrait in which Tamesaburo, Kamie, Haruko, Yaeko, Ukichi, Toshikuni, Chiyoko, and Saiko are photographed. The two other photographs depict a family picnic. The photographs are most likely taken between 1923 and 1924 in Los …
Japanese American soldiers in US Army service uniform (ddr-csujad-25-62)
img Japanese American soldiers in US Army service uniform (ddr-csujad-25-62)
A photograph of two Japanese American soldiers in US Army service uniform. Inscription on the back of the photograph reads: 7-'42. The photograph is probably taken in Brighton, Colorado, where Toshikuni Taenaka's parents reside. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_08_01_004
Taenaka family, kimono (ddr-csujad-25-268)
img Taenaka family, kimono (ddr-csujad-25-268)
A page from the Taenaka family photo album. Pasted on the page are four photographs of the Taenaka family, including Haruko, Yaeko, Chiyoko, and Saiko in kimono. The photographs are taken around 1930 in Los Angeles, California. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_09_01_063
Taenaka family (ddr-csujad-25-232)
img Taenaka family (ddr-csujad-25-232)
A page from the Taenaka family photo album. Pasted on the page are two photographs including a portrait of the Taenaka family taken between 1921 and 1922. It captures Tamesaburo, Kamie, Haruko, Ukichi, Toshikuni, and Chiyoko Taenaka. It is most likely taken in Los Angeles, California. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American …
Taenaka family, children (ddr-csujad-25-241)
img Taenaka family, children (ddr-csujad-25-241)
A page from the Taenaka family photo album. Pasted on the page are four photographs of the Taenakas' children, including Haruko, Yaeko, Ukichi, and Toshikuni. The photographs are probably taken in Los Angeles, California between 1915 and 1920. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_09_01_036
McCarver R (ddr-csujad-25-348)
img McCarver R (ddr-csujad-25-348)
A group photograph of music performers of Morton Matthew McCarver Middle School in Tacoma, Seattle. The photograph is taken by A. B. Read Photo Studio in Tacoma, Washington in front of the school building in June 1937. Inscription reads: Read a3555. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_12_010
Taenaka family portrait (ddr-csujad-25-248)
img Taenaka family portrait (ddr-csujad-25-248)
A page from the Taenaka family photo album. Pasted on the page are a family portrait of the Taenakas, including Tamesaburo, Kamie, Haruko, Yaeko, Ukichi, Toshikuni, Chiyoko, and Saiko most likely taken in Los Angeles, California, between 1924 and 1925. There is also of a photograph of their relatives in Japan taken in front of their …
Taenaka family, kimono (ddr-csujad-25-271)
img Taenaka family, kimono (ddr-csujad-25-271)
A page from the Taenaka family photo album. Pasted on the page are five photographs of the Taenaka family, including Kamie, Haruko, Chiyoko, and Saiko taken with the local Japanese American community in Los Angeles, California. Haruko, Chiyoko and Saiko wear kimono. The photographs are probably taken in the early 1930s. See this object in the …
Ukichi Taenaka (ddr-csujad-25-274)
img Ukichi Taenaka (ddr-csujad-25-274)
A page from the Taenaka family photo album. Pasted on the page are nine photographs of Ukichi Taenaka's high school graduation in 1934. Include the Hollywood Bowl, Ukichi Taenaka in high school regalia, his high school classmates, and his family members. A group photograph of the 1934 class members, including Ukichi Taenaka, is included. See this …
Taenaka family, picnic (ddr-csujad-25-223)
img Taenaka family, picnic (ddr-csujad-25-223)
A page from the Taenaka family photo album. Pasted on the page are sixteen photographs of the Taenaka family at a picnic. Includes: Tamesaburo, Kamie, Haruko, Yaeko, Ukichi, Toshikuni, Chiyoko, and Saiko, probably taken between 1924 and 1925 in California. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_09_01_018
Susuki Juria-jo shusai Dai 1-kai Piano Onshukai [First Piano Performance coordinated by Ms. Julia Susuki] (ddr-csujad-25-213)
img Susuki Juria-jo shusai Dai 1-kai Piano Onshukai [First Piano Performance coordinated by Ms. Julia Susuki] (ddr-csujad-25-213)
A page of album containing the Taenaka family. Pasted on the page is a group photograph of performers at the first piano performance coordinated by Ms. Julia Susuki. The performers include Japanese American youth. It is most likely taken in Los Angeles, California. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: …
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