The Okano Family Collection is comprised of photographs, letters, and ephemera from the personal family collection of Pam Okano. The photographs depict the lives of the of the Kawamotos, Okanos, and Otsukas prewar in Japan and Western Washington, as well as during the war when the family was granted leave to work in Caldwell, Idaho, and post-war when they returned to Washington.
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7 photograph albums and one box of loose photographs, letters, and ephemera.
Courtesy of Okano Family Collection, Densho
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img Family portrait (ddr-densho-359-1)
Otsuka Family. Eddie is in top row, far right; his wife, Jeanette, is standing in middle row, far right, in kimono. Eddie's brother, Roy is in top row, second from left. Eddie and Roy's parents, Hidegoro and Ichino, are in front row, third and fourth from left
img Class portrait (ddr-densho-359-2)
A group of students from the high school in Leland, Washington. Jeanette Kawamoto is front row, far right. She graduated valedictorian of her class. Stamped on the back "Perkins Studio 314 Crown Bldg. Second & James St. Seattle, Wash."
img High school portrait (ddr-densho-359-3)
Students pose for high school group photograph. Alice Kawamoto is in the 2nd row seated 9th from left; Elva Shinozaki is in the same row, 8th from right. Written on the back of the photograph is the name of each student in the order they appear in the photograph. Students unpictured are listed at the bottom.
img High school portrait (ddr-densho-359-4)
Students pose for high school group photograph. Alice Kawamoto is in the 3rd row 7th from right, Elva Shinozaki is in the same row, 3rd from right. Joe Ono is in the first row, 8th from left. On the back of the photograph each student has signed their name in correspondence to their position in the …
img High school portrait (ddr-densho-359-5)
Students post for high school group photograph. Alice Kawamoto is in the 3rd row 8th from left. Elva Shinozaki is in the second from, 4th from left. Written on the back of the photograph is the name of each student with their graduation year in the order they appear in the photograph. Students unpictured are listed …
img High school portrait (ddr-densho-359-6)
Students post for high school group photograph. Alice Kawamoto is in the 1st row 2nd from right. On the back of the photograph students have signed their names in correspondence to their postion in the photograph.
img 10th Annual 4H Club camp 1931 (ddr-densho-359-7)
Group photograph of the attendess of the 4H Club Camp in 1931 at State College of Washington in Pullman, Washing. Written on the back of the photograph "Mrs. Pearl Munn Leland, Wash. Jefferson Co. Staying at Stevens hall. 10 annual Alice Kawamoto".
img Kawamoto family portait (ddr-densho-359-8)
Written on back "Mr and Mrs K. Kawamoto with Joe, Jeanette and baby" Pictured from left to right Joe Kawamoto, Itsuno and Kaichi Kawamoto with baby Yukiyeand Yoneko Kawamoto
doc High school graduation announcement (ddr-densho-359-9)
Alice Kawamoto's high school graduation annoucement. She graduated valedictorian of her class.