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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Letter from Masao Okine to Mr. and Mrs. S. Okine, February 18, 1946 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-190)
doc Letter from Masao Okine to Mr. and Mrs. S. Okine, February 18, 1946 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-190)
A letter from Masao Okine to his parents, Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine, along with a note in English. He writes from Tokyo, Japan, where he is stationed as a Nisei soldier. The letter is mailed via San Francisco by the U.S. Postal Service. In the letter, Masao informs that he has been transferred from Sagamihara to ...
Mr. and Mrs. Hideo Murata, [wedding photograph] (ddr-csujad-5-66)
img Mr. and Mrs. Hideo Murata, [wedding photograph] (ddr-csujad-5-66)
A wedding photograph of Mr. and Mrs. Hideo Murata taken at Toyo Miyatake photo studio in Los Angeles, California. The photograph is addressing "Mr. and Mrs. S. Okine" [Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine] signed from "Mr. and Mrs. Hideo Murata" on December 14, 1946. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ...
[Okines' relatives, chrysanthemum flowers] (ddr-csujad-5-61)
img [Okines' relatives, chrysanthemum flowers] (ddr-csujad-5-61)
A black and white negative. Photographed are probably the Okines' relatives standing in a greenhouse of chrysanthemum flowers. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_01_06_015
[Japanese American soldiers] (ddr-csujad-5-20)
img [Japanese American soldiers] (ddr-csujad-5-20)
A photograph of three Japanese American soldiers taken in Silver Springs, Florida in June 1945. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_01_05_004
[Dorothy Ai and Seiichi Okine] (ddr-csujad-5-314)
img [Dorothy Ai and Seiichi Okine] (ddr-csujad-5-314)
Photographed are Dorothy Ai with her grandfather, Seiichi Okine. A photograph from "Dorothy Ai Aoki photo album" (csudh_oki_0300), page 3. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_08_003_004
[Japanese American women] (ddr-csujad-5-36)
img [Japanese American women] (ddr-csujad-5-36)
A photograph of two Japanese American women. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_01_05_021
Letter from Ayame Okine to Mr. and Mrs. S. Okine, July 2, 1946 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-154)
doc Letter from Ayame Okine to Mr. and Mrs. S. Okine, July 2, 1946 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-154)
A letter from Ayame Okine in Chicago, Illinois to her father-in-law, Seiichi Okine in Whittier, California. She thanks her parents-in-law for their thoughtful letters. She is glad to know that Seiichi likes her gift for the Father's Day. She hopes that they will be able to celebrate the fourth of July by having fireworks this year. ...
[Playing basketball] (ddr-csujad-5-328)
img [Playing basketball] (ddr-csujad-5-328)
Photographed are Japanese American men playing basketball. 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_002
Envelope from H. Sugimoto to Mrs. Ayame Okine, July 8, [1945] (ddr-csujad-5-85)
doc Envelope from H. Sugimoto to Mrs. Ayame Okine, July 8, [1945] (ddr-csujad-5-85)
An envelope mailed from Hidematsu Henry Sugimoto in Camp Blanding, Florida, to Ayame Okine in the Rohwer incarceration camp, Arkansas. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_01_23_001
Letter from Ayame Okine to Mr. and Mrs. S. Okine, September 23, 1946 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-161)
doc Letter from Ayame Okine to Mr. and Mrs. S. Okine, September 23, 1946 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-161)
A letter from Ayame Okine in Chicago, Illinois, to her parents-in-law, Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine. In the letter, she expresses her excitement about her husband, Masao's returning home from Japan where he is stationed as a Nisei solder. She anticipates that she is going to go back to California where Seiichi and Tomeyo reside once Masao ...
Bank of America National Trust and Savings Association California: worldwide scope statewide service (ddr-csujad-5-67)
doc Bank of America National Trust and Savings Association California: worldwide scope statewide service (ddr-csujad-5-67)
Bank of America LA Harra Branch savings account book for credit of Masao Okine and Seiichi Okine. It records deposits between April and November 1940. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_01_09_001
[Okines' relatives, chrysanthemum flowers] (ddr-csujad-5-49)
img [Okines' relatives, chrysanthemum flowers] (ddr-csujad-5-49)
A color negative. Photographed are probably the Okines' relatives, including Jokichi Yamanaka, standing in a greenhouse of chrysanthemum flowers. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_01_06_003
Johnny and Yo Niizawa interview (ddr-csujad-6-25)
doc Johnny and Yo Niizawa interview (ddr-csujad-6-25)
Oral history interview with Johnny and Yo Niizawa. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: SCRC_NIIZAWA_JOHNNY_AND_YO
James Kirihara interview (ddr-csujad-6-12)
doc James Kirihara interview (ddr-csujad-6-12)
Oral history interview with James Kirihara. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: SCRC_KIRIHARA_JAMES
Toshiye Hirose interview (ddr-csujad-6-7)
doc Toshiye Hirose interview (ddr-csujad-6-7)
Oral history interview with Toshiye Hirose. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: SCRC_HIROSE_TOSHIYE
George Kiyomoto interview (ddr-csujad-6-14)
doc George Kiyomoto interview (ddr-csujad-6-14)
Oral history interview with George Kiyomoto. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: SCRC_KIYOMOTO_GEORGE
Sherman Kishi interview (ddr-csujad-6-13)
doc Sherman Kishi interview (ddr-csujad-6-13)
Oral history interview with Sherman Kishi. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: SCRC_KISHI_SHERMAN
Eric Andow interview (ddr-csujad-6-2)
doc Eric Andow interview (ddr-csujad-6-2)
Oral history interview with Eric Andow. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: SCRC_ANDOW_ERIC
Robert Yano interview (ddr-csujad-6-36)
doc Robert Yano interview (ddr-csujad-6-36)
Oral history interview with Robert Yano. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: SCRC_YANO_ROBERT
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
Saburo Masada interview (ddr-csujad-6-20)
doc Saburo Masada interview (ddr-csujad-6-20)
Oral history interview with Saburo Masada. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: SCRC_MASADA_SABURO
Frank Suzuki interview (ddr-csujad-6-29)
doc Frank Suzuki interview (ddr-csujad-6-29)
Oral history interview with Frank Suzuki. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: SCRC_SUZUKI_FRANK
Dr. James K. Nagatani interview (ddr-csujad-6-24)
doc Dr. James K. Nagatani interview (ddr-csujad-6-24)
Oral history interview with Dr. James K. Nagatani. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: SCRC_NAGATANI_JAMES
Mr. Jiro Omata and Mrs. Tsune Lee (ddr-csujad-8-59)
doc Mr. Jiro Omata and Mrs. Tsune Lee (ddr-csujad-8-59)
Oral history interview with Mr. Jiro Omata and Mrs. Tsune Lee. 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 Omata, Mr Jiro and Lee, Mrs Tsune
Masao Okamura (ddr-csujad-8-57)
doc Masao Okamura (ddr-csujad-8-57)
Oral history interview with Masao Okamura. 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 Okamura, Masao
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