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Mary Nakata Tomita Interview Segment 8 (ddr-ajah-1-4-8)
vh Mary Nakata Tomita Interview Segment 8 (ddr-ajah-1-4-8)
Japanese American community activities in Alameda, California
Rev. Michael Yoshii Interview Segment 2 (ddr-ajah-1-10-2)
vh Rev. Michael Yoshii Interview Segment 2 (ddr-ajah-1-10-2)
Arrival in Alameda, California, as the pastor of the Buena Vista Methodist Church
Archival footage of Alameda, California (ddr-ajah-6-324)
av Archival footage of Alameda, California (ddr-ajah-6-324)
Selected footage of Alameda, California. Part of the 1995 documentary Honor Bound: A Personal Journey.
Streets of Alameda, California, and interview with Shafffe Corey (ddr-ajah-6-311)
av Streets of Alameda, California, and interview with Shafffe Corey (ddr-ajah-6-311)
B-roll footage from the former Japantown in Alameda, California, and also an interview with Shaffe Corey.
Alameda Japanese American History Project Oral History Collection (ddr-ajah-1)
Collection Alameda Japanese American History Project Oral History Collection (ddr-ajah-1)
This collection consists of interviews with Nisei and Sansei talking about the Japanese American community in Alameda, California. The project partners include The Internet Archive (archive.org), the Alameda Library, the Buddhist Temple of Alameda, Buena Vista United Methodist Church, Rhythmix Cultural Works, and Densho. The Alameda Museum also contributed but was not a partner in the …

Narrator Cookie Takeshita

Nisei female. Born April 1, 1929, in Alameda, California. Grew up in Alameda, where father ran a gardening business. During World War II, family was ordered to leave Alameda and moved to Cortez, California, before being sent to the Merced Assembly Center, California, and the Amache concentration camp, Colorado. Left camp to attend school in Cleveland, …
Ikuko
av Ikuko "Cookie" Takeshita (ddr-ajah-8-9)
Ikuko "Cookie" Takeshita was born in Alameda, California, where father was on the board of directors of the Alameda Buddhist Temple. During World War II, removed with family to the Merced Assembly Center, California, and the Amache concentration camp, Colorado. After the war, returned to Alameda.
Cookie Takeshita Interview (ddr-densho-1000-465)
vh Cookie Takeshita Interview (ddr-densho-1000-465)
Nisei female. Born April 1, 1929, in Alameda, California. Grew up in Alameda, where father ran a gardening business. During World War II, family was ordered to leave Alameda and moved to Cortez, California, before being sent to the Merced Assembly Center, California, and the Amache concentration camp, Colorado. Left camp to attend school in Cleveland, …
Photo of  attendees to Second Annual Pacific Japanese Provisional Conference (ddr-ajah-4-24)
img Photo of attendees to Second Annual Pacific Japanese Provisional Conference (ddr-ajah-4-24)
Caption on photo front: Alameda California / June 8, 1941 / Utsumi Photo Oakland

Narrator Kenneth Narahara

Sansei male. Born December 16, 1936, in Oakland, California. Grew up in Alameda, California, where parents had a florist business. Immediately after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Japanese Americans were forced to leave Alameda, so the family split up and moved to Oakland. Removed to the Tanforan Assembly Center, California, and the Topaz concentration camp, Utah. …

Narrator Jo Takata

Sansei female. Born January 16, 1944, at the Topaz concentration camp, Utah. After leaving camp, the family returned to Alameda, California, where they had lived before World War II. Jo grew up in Alameda and became a high school teacher. Involved with the Buena Vista United Methodist Church and numerous other Japanese American community activities in …

Narrator Kiyoko Masuda

Sansei female. Born May 4, 1940, in Alameda, California. During World War II, as an infant, was sent with family to the Jerome concentration camp, Arkansas, then to the Gila River concentration camp, Arizona. After leaving camp, family lived for over a year in Dayton, Ohio, before returning to Alameda. Kiyo grew up in Alameda, eventually …
School children and teacher outside school (ddr-ajah-6-608)
img School children and teacher outside school (ddr-ajah-6-608)
Caption above photo: California Official Alameda Japanese Elementary School at the Japanese Association building

Narrator Judy Furuichi

Sansei female. Born December 27, 1942, in the Topaz concentration camp, Utah. Prior to World War II, parents lived and worked in Alameda, California. During World War II, the family was sent to the Tanforan Assembly Center, California, and the Topaz concentration camp, Utah. After the war, the family returned to Alameda, where Judy grew up. …
Alameda Japanese American History Project: Digital Stories Collection (ddr-ajah-8)
Collection Alameda Japanese American History Project: Digital Stories Collection (ddr-ajah-8)
This collection contains short digital stories documenting the experience of Alameda's Japanese Americans and is part of the California of the Past: Digital Storytelling Project. The project was produced by the Alameda Free Library with a grant from the California State Library.
Ties that Bind: Generations of Faith (ddr-ajah-4-65)
av Ties that Bind: Generations of Faith (ddr-ajah-4-65)
A video commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the Buena Vista United Methodist Church in Alameda, California.
School children and teachers outside school with Japanese and American flags (ddr-ajah-6-607)
img School children and teachers outside school with Japanese and American flags (ddr-ajah-6-607)
Caption below photo: Official California Japanese Elementary School 2325 Pacific, Alameda, CA Circa 1917-early 1920s

Narrator Bob Y. Sakata

Nisei male. Born April 15, 1926 in Alameda, California. Spent childhood in Alameda where family operated 10-acre farm. Removed to Tanforan Assembly Center, California, and Topaz concentration camp, Utah. Resettled in Brighton, Colorado, and resumed farming. Along with wife and son, owns and operates Sakata Farms, currently one of the top produce growers in the country.

Narrator Mas Takano

Nisei male. Born June 15, 1932, in Alameda, California. Grew up in Alameda, where father was a gardener. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, moved to Cortez, California, for a few months before being removed to the Merced Assembly Center, California, and the Amache concentration camp, Colorado. After leaving camp, returned to California. Drafted into the …
Tomiyo Hashimoto Yoshiwara (ddr-ajah-8-2)
av Tomiyo Hashimoto Yoshiwara (ddr-ajah-8-2)
Tomiyo Hashimoto Yoshiwara grew up in Alameda, California, where her father had a shoe repair shop and her mother did domestic work. During World War II, was sent to the Tanforan Assembly Center, California, and the Topaz concentration camp, Utah. Returned to Alameda after the war.

Narrator Shigeki Sugiyama

Nisei male. Born December 19, 1927, in Alameda, California. Grew up in Alameda. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. While in camp, worked at the camouflage net factory and in the camp's hospital. Transferred with family to the Topaz concentration camp, Utah. After leaving camp, was drafted into the U.S. military …
Kenneth Narahara Interview (ddr-ajah-1-2)
vh Kenneth Narahara Interview (ddr-ajah-1-2)
Sansei male. Born December 16, 1936, in Oakland, California. Grew up in Alameda, California, where parents had a florist business. Immediately after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Japanese Americans were forced to leave Alameda, so the family split up and moved to Oakland. Removed to the Tanforan Assembly Center, California, and the Topaz concentration camp, Utah. …
Japanese-owned farm recently sold (ddr-densho-151-121)
img Japanese-owned farm recently sold (ddr-densho-151-121)
Original caption: Near Centerville, Alameda County, California. Japanese berry farm transferred to a Yugoslavian in United States since 1913.
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