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Sue K. Embrey Interview (ddr-densho-1000-6)
vh Sue K. Embrey Interview (ddr-densho-1000-6)
Nisei female. Born January 6, 1923, in Los Angeles, California. During World War II, was incarcerated at Manzanar concentration camp, California. Wrote for the Manzanar Free Press while incarcerated. Resettled during World War II in Madison, Wisconsin, and Chicago, Illinois. Returned to Los Angeles, California, in 1948. Founding member of Nisei Progressives and the Manzanar Committee. …
Setsuko Izumi Asano Interview (ddr-densho-1000-392)
vh Setsuko Izumi Asano Interview (ddr-densho-1000-392)
Nisei female. Born March 3, 1932, in the Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. During World War II, removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Rohwer concentration camp, Arkansas. After leaving camp, moved with family to New Orleans, Louisiana. Remained in New Orleans for thirteen years, finishing school and establishing a career …
Phil Shigekuni Interview (ddr-densho-1000-364)
vh Phil Shigekuni Interview (ddr-densho-1000-364)
Yonsei male. Born March 28, 1934, in San Francisco, California. Grew up in Los Angeles. During World War II, removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Granada (Amache) concentration camp, Colorado. Following the war, became a counselor in the public school system in Los Angeles. Active in a number of community causes including …
Ryo Komae Interview (ddr-densho-400-14)
av Ryo Komae Interview (ddr-densho-400-14)
Ryo Komae was born on July 26, 1918, in Los Angeles, California. He was one of three children, and his parents were Tojiro and Komaji Komae. His father was "watchman" (security guard) for the Los Angeles City Market and his mother was a housewife. During World War II, he was removed with his family to the …
Mary Kageyama Nomura Interview (ddr-densho-1000-255)
vh Mary Kageyama Nomura Interview (ddr-densho-1000-255)
Nisei female. Born September 29, 1925, in Los Angeles, California. Lost both parents at an early age, and was raised by older siblings as part of a large family. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. Trained in music from childhood, became known as the "Songbird of Manzanar," performing in camp. After …
Yo Shibuya Interview (ddr-manz-1-98)
vh Yo Shibuya Interview (ddr-manz-1-98)
Nisei male. Born August 23, 1927, in Los Angeles, California. Went to Japan for a time as a child with family before returning to California. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. While in camp, learned the saxophone and played with the Jive Bombers band. After leaving camp, attended college and began …
Certificate of training (ddr-csujad-42-6)
doc Certificate of training (ddr-csujad-42-6)
A certificate of training issued by City of Los Angeles. It certifies that Fumio Fred Takano has completed forklift operator training. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: tak_01_06_001
Envelope from Hompa Hongwanji Los Angeles Betsuin to Mr. S. Okine, [1951] (ddr-csujad-5-228)
doc Envelope from Hompa Hongwanji Los Angeles Betsuin to Mr. S. Okine, [1951] (ddr-csujad-5-228)
An envelope from Hompa Hongwanji Los Angeles Betsuin to Seiichi Okine. It contains the items, csudh_oki_0224, csudh_oki_0225, csudh_oki_0226, csudh_oki_0227 and csudh_oki_0228. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_02_64_001
Bokoku homon kinen [Memory of visiting home country] (ddr-csujad-25-128)
img Bokoku homon kinen [Memory of visiting home country] (ddr-csujad-25-128)
An album titled as Bokoku homon kinen [Memory of visiting home country] containing mainly photographs taken during Kamie Taenaka's trip to Japan. Kamie Taenaka participates in the Koyasan Los Angeles Branch Tourist Party tour in 1955, which is arranged by Koyasan Los Angeles Branch and conducted by Nihon Kotsu Kosha, a Japanese tourist agency. She also …
Frances Midori Tashiro Kaji Interview (ddr-densho-1000-258)
vh Frances Midori Tashiro Kaji Interview (ddr-densho-1000-258)
Nisei female. Born April 30, 1928, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in the Boyle Heights neighborhood, where father was a prominent medical physician. During World War II, removed to the Poston concentration camp, Arizona. Left camp with family to work on a sugar beet farm in Colorado, and eventually returned to Los Angeles, where father …
Tak Yamashita Interview (ddr-densho-1000-365)
vh Tak Yamashita Interview (ddr-densho-1000-365)
Nisei male. Born December 22, 1917, in Torrance, California. Grew up in the Los Angeles area where parents ran a farm. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, family decided to "voluntarily evacuate" to Colorado in order to avoid mass removal. Farmed in Colorado during the war years, and returned to Los Angeles in 1945.

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Grave stone (ddr-csujad-25-205)
img Grave stone (ddr-csujad-25-205)
A group photograph of Taenaka family with Tamesaburo and Kamie Taenaka's grave stone at a cemetery in 1955 probably in Los Angeles, California. The same image is found in item: ucsb_jia_0128. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_08_03_077
Sasaki family (ddr-csujad-38-315)
img Sasaki family (ddr-csujad-38-315)
Photographed is the Sasaki family, including Hiromi and Sally Sakaye, sitting in front of their house on Lomita Boulevard, Los Angeles, California. A photo from: Mitzi Naohara photo album (csudh_nao_0200), page 19. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: nao_02_19_016
Tomosuke Masukawa (ddr-csujad-38-300)
img Tomosuke Masukawa (ddr-csujad-38-300)
Photographed is Tomosuke Masukawa. It is taken after he returned from the Poston incarceration camp in Arizona to Los Angeles, California. A photo from: Mitzi Naohara photo album (csudh_nao_0200), page 19. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: nao_02_19_001
Christmas card (with envelope) to Molly Wilson from Chiyeko Akahoshi (December 15, 1943) (ddr-janm-1-109)
doc Christmas card (with envelope) to Molly Wilson from Chiyeko Akahoshi (December 15, 1943) (ddr-janm-1-109)
Christmas card to Molly Wilson from Chiyeko Akahoshi (December 15, 1943). Blue card with illustration in blue/red/white of a Christmas tree branch with three ornaments and two candles on it. "Season's Greetings" is on the front bottom of card. Envelope is postmarked December 15, 1943 from Los Angeles, California with the return address from the Manzanar …
Ayako Tsurutani Interview (ddr-manz-1-89)
vh Ayako Tsurutani Interview (ddr-manz-1-89)
Nisei female. Born May 6, 1913, in San Francisco, California. Grew up in San Francisco, and was married before World War II. During the war, removed with husband to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. While in camp, husband, an attorney, worked for the legal aid division, then served with the Office of Strategic Services. After leaving …
James O. Ito Interview Segment 3 (ddr-densho-1000-308-3)
vh James O. Ito Interview Segment 3 (ddr-densho-1000-308-3)
Growing up in the Hollywood area of Los Angeles, California

This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, finding, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of …

Letter from Tom Yamamoto to Mr. and Mrs. Waegell, 1945 (ddr-csujad-55-51)
doc Letter from Tom Yamamoto to Mr. and Mrs. Waegell, 1945 (ddr-csujad-55-51)
Handwritten correspondence from Tom Yamamoto to the Waegells describing his current situation, future plans, and the status of incarcerees in the Los Angeles area. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_00055
Kiyo Maruyama Interview (ddr-densho-1003-1)
vh Kiyo Maruyama Interview (ddr-densho-1003-1)
Nisei male. Born August 28, 1920, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in the Glendale area, where father ran a gardening business. Was in college at UC Berkeley when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. Left camp to work in Chicago. Drafted into the army and served …
Misako Shigekawa Interview (ddr-manz-1-74)
vh Misako Shigekawa Interview (ddr-manz-1-74)
Nisei female. Born January 2, 1909, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in California, attending the University of Southern California before World War II and graduating with a degree in pharmacy. Married and was living in Terminal Island, California, when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. After being removed from Terminal Island, moved to …
Yasu Koyamatsu Momii Interview (ddr-densho-1000-374)
vh Yasu Koyamatsu Momii Interview (ddr-densho-1000-374)
Nisei female. Born October 23, 1921, in Seattle, Washington. Moved to Los Angeles, California, with family around age six. Had graduated from high school and was attending a trade school in dressmaking when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor. During World War II, removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Gila River concentration camp, Arizona. …
Namiye Fukuzawa Interview (ddr-densho-400-3)
av Namiye Fukuzawa Interview (ddr-densho-400-3)
Namiye Fukuzawa was born on June 30, 1925, in Los Angeles, California. Namiye's father was a vegetable hauler and her mother was a housewife living in Gardena, California. During World War II, Namiye and her family relocated to Logan, Utah. After the war they moved back to Gardena, California. This interview is part of the South …
Joe Yamakido Interview (ddr-densho-1000-167)
vh Joe Yamakido Interview (ddr-densho-1000-167)
Nisei male. Born March 3, 1922, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in various cities in California, and was living in Harbor City, California, when Pearl Harbor was bombed on December 7, 1941. Removed to Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and then to Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Later moved to the Jerome concentration camp in …
Poston Chronicle Vol. XXII No. 14 (February 17, 1945) (ddr-densho-145-612)
doc Poston Chronicle Vol. XXII No. 14 (February 17, 1945) (ddr-densho-145-612)
Selected article titles: "Evacuee Hostel will Open in Los Angeles On or About March 1" (p. 1), "Dillon Myer Will Visit, March 6 and 7. Mass Meeting with Director Planned" (p. 1), "San Diego Sentiment Okay Say Returnees" (p. 1), "Hood River Legion Will Not Replace Nisei Names" (p. 1), "Former Residents Lose Land to California" …
Young incarcerees from Los Angeles at Heart Mountain incarceration camp (ddr-csujad-14-52)
img Young incarcerees from Los Angeles at Heart Mountain incarceration camp (ddr-csujad-14-52)
Young incarcerees from Los Angeles at Heart Mountain incarceration camp volunteering to top beets in Wyoming, Montana, and Colorado. September 27, 1942. Photo by Tom Parker. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: HMLSC_TOMO_f17
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