The A. Shibayama collection is comprised of photographs from the personal family collection of Art Shibayama, a Japanese Peruvian who was interviewed by Densho in 2003. The photos depict Art's life in prewar Peru, as well as his activities in Crystal City internment camp, Texas, and his military service in Europe.
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14 photographic prints, black and white
Courtesy of the A. Shibayama Collection
img Portrait of a couple (ddr-densho-91-1)
Kinzo and Masae Ishibashi, Art Shibayama's grandparents.
img Portrait of a couple (ddr-densho-91-2)
Yuzo and Tatsue Shibayama, Art Shibayama's parents.
img Family store (ddr-densho-91-3)
Art Shibayama's grandmother (holding Art) and grandfather in their store.
img Family in their home (ddr-densho-91-4)
Art's family home in Lima, Peru, on Calle Santa Catalina. (L to R): Fusako, Akiko, Mother carrying Takeshi, Kenichi, Father, Kikue, Isamu (Art).
img Family in front of car (ddr-densho-91-5)
Family at a park in Lima, Peru. (L to R): Mother, Takeshi, Fusako, Akiko, Kikue, Kenichi, Isamu (Art), Father in front seat of car.
img Mother with two children (ddr-densho-91-6)
Studio photo of Art Shibayama's mother holding his sister Fusako, with Art standing.
img Students in front of school building (ddr-densho-91-7)
Back row, fourth from left is Emiko, a Japanese American Nisei, who volunteered to teach English. All the other students are Japanese Peruvians. Art Shibayama is in the front row, fourth from left.
img Crystal City softball team (ddr-densho-91-8)
All players pictured are Japanese Peruvian except for one Japanese American in the front row, second from left. Art Shibayama is in the front row, third from left.
img Army detachment (ddr-densho-91-10)
Art Shibayama is on the far right.