Mitsuoka Collection ddr-densho-15
img Men on ship's deck (ddr-densho-15-33)
These Japanese Americans are on their way to work in the Alaskan canneries. The man lying down on the far left is Mike Hirahara. The three men closest to the camera from top to bottom are Min Kanazawa, (first name unknown) Sano, and George Nojiri.
img Men leaving for Alaska (ddr-densho-15-38)
These Japanese Americans are en route to Alaska to work in the canneries. Several can be identified: "Turk" Fujiya and Jim Yoshida stand fifth and sixth from the left; Ben Uyeno and George Yano stand third and second from the right. Ben Uyeno later became a well-known doctor in Seattle's Japanese American community. He was interviewed …
img Entrance to Minidoka concentration camp (ddr-densho-15-44)
Shown here (left to right) are several administration buildings, guardhouses, and the guard tower.
img North side of the Minidoka concentration camp (ddr-densho-15-45)
This is possibly Block 16 of the Minidoka concentration camp. The long building on the left was the recreational hall. The torii, or bird perch, on the right was made by camp inmates. A row of barracks is in the background.
img Japanese American in front of a vanity (ddr-densho-15-47)
Yoneko Tanaka from Seattle did her best to make her austere barrack apartment homelike. She constructed the vanity from scrap lumber.
img Japanese Americans in front of barracks apartment (ddr-densho-15-48)
Tak Hori (left) and Hana Matsuo pose with her children.