Mayeno Family Collection ddr-densho-166
img Postcard of Maneki Garden (ddr-densho-166-1)
The garden of the Maneki restaurant in Seattle, owned and operated by an Issei couple, Kida and Yone (usually known as Oshizu) Iwasauke. The restaurant was established prior to World War II, and is still in operation today.
img Woman standing in Maneki Garden (ddr-densho-166-4)
The garden of the Maneki restaurant in Seattle, owned and operated by an Issei couple, Kida and Yone (usually known as Oshizu) Iwasauke. The restaurant was established prior to World War II, and is still in operation today. Pictured is Masaye Mayeno, the niece of Yone Kaita. Yone invited Masaye to come to the U.S. and …
img Seattle Glove Company employee party (ddr-densho-166-5)
Masaye Mayeno, third from right, and her good friend, Mrs. Sakai, is on the far right.
img Seattle Glove Company employees (ddr-densho-166-7)
Masaye is second from the left, top row. Mrs. Davis, the owner's wife, is third from the left, front row.
img Detainees in Santa Fe internment camp (ddr-densho-166-8)
Kunizo Mayeno is in the back row, fifth from the left.
img Crown Prince and Princess of Japan (ddr-densho-166-9)
This celebration was held to welcome Crown Prince Akihito and Princess Michiko.
img Issei being awarded the Fifth Class Order of Sacred Treasure (ddr-densho-166-10)
Kunizo Mayeno accepting the award. Mr. Watanabe, a good friend, is in the back on the right.
doc Letter from an Issei man to his wife (ddr-densho-166-12)
This letter was sent from Kunizo Mayeno in the Lordsburg internment camp, New Mexico, to his wife Masaye at the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho.
doc Letter to an Issei from U.S. Attorney J. Charles Dennis (ddr-densho-166-14)
This is a response to a letter from Masaye Mayeno, requesting a rehearing for her husband Kunizo who was being held in a Department of Justice internment camp.
img Two Issei women (ddr-densho-166-17)
This postcard depicts a portrait of a Nisei woman and her niece. The aunt, Yone Kaita, was an owner of the Maneki Restaurant in Seattle, Washington. She sponsored her niece, Masaye, to come to the U.S. to waitress at the restaurant.