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Man using a knitting machine (ddr-densho-2-11)
img Man using a knitting machine (ddr-densho-2-11)
Issei Kumataro Nishimura is using this knitting machine to make socks.
Issei couple holding fish (ddr-densho-2-32)
img Issei couple holding fish (ddr-densho-2-32)
Kumataro (left) and Kadju Nishimura holding perch and rock cod caught near the Tacoma Narrows Bridge in Washington.
Issei couple in front of their postwar home (ddr-densho-2-37)
img Issei couple in front of their postwar home (ddr-densho-2-37)
Kadju Nishimura (left) and her husband, Kumataro, in front of their housing project home in Seattle, Washington. Kadju Nishimura (1883-1967) and her husband, Kumataro (1876-1958), lived in a house that was part of the White Center Housing Project in West Seattle. According to their daughter, the project was home for a number of Issei who resettled …
Japanese Americans preparing shells for jewelry making (ddr-densho-2-50)
img Japanese Americans preparing shells for jewelry making (ddr-densho-2-50)
Kumataro (left) and Kadju Nishimura measure and separate shells to be used in jewelry-making. The Nishimuras woke up at the crack of dawn and dug waist-deep holes to find the shells. The shells were then bleached white and later painted. Tule Lake was drained in the early 1900s. The camp was located on the old lake …
Japanese Americans digging for shells (ddr-densho-2-48)
img Japanese Americans digging for shells (ddr-densho-2-48)
Left to right: Peggie Yorita, Margaret Frost (wife of one of the camp's teachers), Kumataro Nishimura, and his wife, Kadju, dig and sift for shells at the Tule Lake concentration camp. Kumataro made the sieve by hand from scrap lumber and wire from a door screen. The shells were bleached and used for jewelry-making, which was …
Japanese Americans digging for shells (ddr-densho-2-47)
img Japanese Americans digging for shells (ddr-densho-2-47)
These individuals are digging for shells to make jewelry, which was a popular pastime for many Japanese Americans in camp. Left to right: Kumataro Nishimura, Kadju Nishimura, Jimmie Yorita, Neal Frost (son of one of the teachers at Tule Lake), and Patsy Yorita. Tule Lake was drained in the early 1900s. The camp was located on …
Family and friends on farm (ddr-densho-2-1)
img Family and friends on farm (ddr-densho-2-1)
The Nishimura family and friends on their farm in Seattle, Washington. Left to right: Kumataro Nishimura, Kadju Nishimura, Emily Herold holding Mary Nakashige, Peggie Yorita, Patsy Yorita, Tom Nishimura, Jiro Matsumura, Harry Oki (behind Matsumura), Hanni Nishimura, and Alex Ando.
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