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 (1566)

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1566 items
Official receipt (ddr-csujad-5-262)
doc Official receipt (ddr-csujad-5-262)
A receipt for five dollars donation made by M. Okine [Masao Okine or Makoto Okine] on October 27, 1953 to the American Christian Crusade, Inc., El Monte, California. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_03_01_003
[Japanese American woman, Christmas] (ddr-csujad-5-59)
img [Japanese American woman, Christmas] (ddr-csujad-5-59)
A black and white negative. Photographed is a Japanese American woman sitting on a chair next to a Christmas tree in a room. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_01_06_013
Letter from Makoto Okine to Mr. S. Okine, March 26, 1946 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-191)
doc Letter from Makoto Okine to Mr. S. Okine, March 26, 1946 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-191)
A letter from Makoto Okine to his father, Seiichi Okine. He writes from Italy where he is stationed as a Nisei solder. The letter is mailed via New York by the U.S. Army Postal Service. In the letter, he explains how Seiichi would receive 25.00 dollars of the military family allowance monthly. The government deducts 25.00 ...
Letters from Makoto Okine to Seiichi and Dorothy Okine, January 26, 1946 (ddr-csujad-5-127)
doc Letters from Makoto Okine to Seiichi and Dorothy Okine, January 26, 1946 (ddr-csujad-5-127)
Contains two letters written by Makoto Okine along with an envelope. He writes to his father and sister, Seiichi and Dorothy Okine separately, encloses the two letters into the same envelope, and mails to Seiichi Okine's place in Hawthorne, California. The letters are written in Leghorn, Italy where Makoto Okine is stationed as a U.S. Army ...
George and Kuni Yamanaka [wedding photograph] (ddr-csujad-5-2)
George and Kuni Yamanaka [wedding photograph] (ddr-csujad-5-2)
A wedding photograph of George and Kuni Yamanaka. The photograph is taken at a Buddhist temple by Fred Jumura Studios in San Jose, California. On the backside of the photograph, there is a note that addresses the photograph to "Mr. Makoto Okine" and signed from George and Kuni Yamanaka. See this object in the California State ...
Letter from Masao Okine to Mr. and Mrs. S. Okine, July 27, 1946 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-153)
doc Letter from Masao Okine to Mr. and Mrs. S. Okine, July 27, 1946 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-153)
A letter from Masao Okine, who is stationed in Tokyo, Japan as a Nisei solder, to his parents, Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine. The letter is mailed via San Francisco, California, by U.S. Army Postal Service. In the letter, Masao writes about his duties driving a jeep and informs that he is going to mail his parents' ...
May, March 1947, April 1947 (ddr-csujad-5-166)
doc May, March 1947, April 1947 (ddr-csujad-5-166)
A sheet recording the name, May [Ayame Okine], the dates and hours in March and April 1947. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_02_15_003
Aiko (ddr-csujad-5-308)
img Aiko (ddr-csujad-5-308)
Photographed in burst mode is Dorothy Ai Okine. The handwritten notes on the backside read: Aiko, 2 years 10 days, August 12, 1933 [in Japanese]. A photograph from "Dorothy Ai Aoki photo album" (csudh_oki_0300), page 2. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_08_002_001
[Japanese American women, car] (ddr-csujad-5-53)
img [Japanese American women, car] (ddr-csujad-5-53)
A color negative. Photographed is a Japanese American woman siting in a car. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_01_06_007
Letter from Masao Okine to Mr. and Mrs. Okine, January 19, 1946 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-124)
doc Letter from Masao Okine to Mr. and Mrs. Okine, January 19, 1946 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-124)
A letter from Masao Okine to his parents, Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine in Hawthorne, California. This letter is written in Japan where Masao is stationed as a U.S. military soldier and mailed via San Francisco by the U.S. Army Postal Service. Masao describes his stay in Japan, being transferred from Sagamihara, Kanagawa, to Tokyo, possibly being ...
Letter from Ayame Okine to Mr. and Mrs. Okine, January 15, 1946 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-120)
doc Letter from Ayame Okine to Mr. and Mrs. Okine, January 15, 1946 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-120)
A letter from Ayame Okine in Chicago, Illinois, to her parents-in-law, Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine in Hawthorne, California. In the letter, Ayame describes her job in Chicago. She assists in making cameras and helps to light tobaccos. Her work starts at 8:00 AM and ends at 4:30 PM, including a 20-minute break two times. She earns ...
Father's Day card from Masao Okine to Mr. S. Okine, June 9, 1945 (ddr-csujad-5-81)
doc Father's Day card from Masao Okine to Mr. S. Okine, June 9, 1945 (ddr-csujad-5-81)
A Father's Day card from Masao Okine to his father, Seiichi Okine. Masao writes from Fort Meade, Minnesota, where he attends the U.S. military Japanese language School to Seiichi Okine who is incarcerated in the Rohwer camp, Arkansas. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_01_20_001
Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Sakayeda [wedding photograph] (ddr-csujad-5-338)
img Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Sakayeda [wedding photograph] (ddr-csujad-5-338)
A wedding photograph of Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Sakayeda. Includes Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine. The wedding is probably held in the Rohwer incarceration camp while they are incarcerated. The handwritten notes on the backside read: Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Sakayeda. A photograph from "Dorothy Ai Aoki photo album" (csudh_oki_0300), page 10. See this object in the ...
[Toshi Iwatsu?] (ddr-csujad-5-334)
img [Toshi Iwatsu?] (ddr-csujad-5-334)
Photographed is probably Toshi Iwatsu. A photograph from "Dorothy Ai Aoki photo album" (csudh_oki_0300), page 8. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_08_008_009
Letter from Makoto Okine to Mr. S. Okine, September 24, 1945 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-109)
doc Letter from Makoto Okine to Mr. S. Okine, September 24, 1945 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-109)
A letter from Makoto Okine who is probably stationed in Italy as a U.S. military soldier to his father, Seiichi Okine in the Rohwer incarceration camp, Arkansas. He describes his vacation, staying in a hotel and eating at a restaurant. He states that he has not had a chance to sleep in a bed with sheets ...
Letter from Hatsuno Hotty Okine to State Department of Public Health Bureau of Vital Statistics, November 28, 1945 (ddr-csujad-5-104)
doc Letter from Hatsuno Hotty Okine to State Department of Public Health Bureau of Vital Statistics, November 28, 1945 (ddr-csujad-5-104)
A draft of a letter written by Hatsuno Hotty Okine to inquire the status of her request for copies of Masao Okine's birth certificate. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_01_34_001
Letter from Ayame Okine to Mr. S. Okine, December 28, 1945 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-179)
doc Letter from Ayame Okine to Mr. S. Okine, December 28, 1945 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-179)
A letter from Ayame Okine to her parents-in-law, Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine. In the letter, Ayame writes about her sister-in-law, Hatsuno Hotty Okine who works at a Caucasian family's place and is getting married to Masuo Robert Befu soon. She also updates on her life in Illinois, working for 12 hours with fifteen to sixteen people ...
[Japanese American women] (ddr-csujad-5-34)
img [Japanese American women] (ddr-csujad-5-34)
A photograph of two Japanese American women. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_01_05_019
Letter from [Ayame] May Okine to Mr. Makoto Okine, October 22, 1946 (ddr-csujad-5-173)
doc Letter from [Ayame] May Okine to Mr. Makoto Okine, October 22, 1946 (ddr-csujad-5-173)
A letter from Ayame May Okine in Chicago to her brother-in-law, Makoto Okine in Whittier, California. She expresses her delight about her husband's returning home from Japan and updates on their lives including traveling to New York and visiting her sister in New Jersey. She also expresses that she is awaiting for the day when Masao ...
Western Union telegraph from Makoto Okine to S. Okine. August 20, 1946 (ddr-csujad-5-157)
doc Western Union telegraph from Makoto Okine to S. Okine. August 20, 1946 (ddr-csujad-5-157)
A Western Union telegram from Makoto Okine to his father Seiichi Okine in Whittier, California. It notifies of Makoto's arrival to Beale Air Force Base, California from Europe where he has been stationed as a Nisei soldier. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_02_07_001
George and Kuni Yamanaka [wedding photograph] (ddr-csujad-5-1)
George and Kuni Yamanaka [wedding photograph] (ddr-csujad-5-1)
A wedding photograph of George and Kuni Yamanaka taken at a Buddhist temple by Fred Jumura Studios in San Jose, California. Includes Seiichi, Tomeyo, and Masao Okine, and Jokichi Yamanaka. On the backside of the photograph, there is a note that addresses the photograph to "Mr. and Mrs. S. Okine" [= Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine] and ...
[Japanese American woman, Christmas] (ddr-csujad-5-62)
img [Japanese American woman, Christmas] (ddr-csujad-5-62)
A black and white negative. Photographed is a Japanese American woman sitting on a chair next to a Christmas tree in a room. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_01_06_016
Letter from Seiichi Okine to Masao Okine, May 3, 1945 (ddr-csujad-5-79)
doc Letter from Seiichi Okine to Masao Okine, May 3, 1945 (ddr-csujad-5-79)
A letter from Seiichi Okine in the Rohwer incarceration camp, Arkansas, to his son, Masao Okine in Fort Meade, Maryland. Seiichi asks questions regarding the family allowance application. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_01_18_001
[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
[Japanese American woman] (ddr-csujad-5-331)
img [Japanese American woman] (ddr-csujad-5-331)
Photographed is a Japanese American woman standing in front of a tree and house. A photograph from "Dorothy Ai Aoki photo album," page 2 (csudh_oki_0300). See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_08_008_005
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