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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 …
Harry Ueno Interview Segment 3 (ddr-densho-1002-7-3)
vh Harry Ueno Interview Segment 3 (ddr-densho-1002-7-3)
Getting married, selling produce in a market in Los Angeles, California

This interview was conducted by sisters Emiko and Chizuko Omori for their 1999 documentary, Rabbit in the Moon, about the Japanese American resisters of conscience in the World War II incarceration camps. As a result, the interviews in this collection are typically not life …

Tomiye Terasaki Interview Segment 7 (ddr-densho-1000-122-7)
vh Tomiye Terasaki Interview Segment 7 (ddr-densho-1000-122-7)
Raising three children in Los Angeles, California (Japanese language)

This interview was conducted in Japanese. It was translated so as to convey Mrs. Terasaki's way of speaking as closely as possible. For example, there are instances in which she makes some grammatical errors. These mistakes are conveyed through similar grammatical errors in English, in order to …

Psotcard from Nishi Hongwanji Betsuin to Mr. S. Okine, May 14, 1946 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-183)
doc Psotcard from Nishi Hongwanji Betsuin to Mr. S. Okine, May 14, 1946 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-183)
A card from Hompa Hongwanji Los Angeles Betsuin to Seiichi Okine. It informs of their Buddhist service to commemorate the anniversary of the birth of Reverend Shinran. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_02_28_001
Postcard from Hompa Hongwanji Los Angeles Betsuin to Mr. Seiichi Okine, January 14, 1947 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-226)
doc Postcard from Hompa Hongwanji Los Angeles Betsuin to Mr. Seiichi Okine, January 14, 1947 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-226)
A postcard from Hompa Hongwanji Los Angeles Betsuin to Seiichi Okine. It informs of their general meeting scheduled at 1:00 PM on January 18, 1947. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_02_63_001
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
Kamie Taenaka and Koyasan Los Angeles Branch Tourist Party (ddr-csujad-25-148)
img Kamie Taenaka and Koyasan Los Angeles Branch Tourist Party (ddr-csujad-25-148)
A photograph of the tourists of the Koyasan Los Angeles Branch Tourist Party, including Kamie Taenaka, taken in Japan. 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_020
Kamie Taenaka, Koyasan Los Angeles Branch Tourist Party (ddr-csujad-25-146)
img Kamie Taenaka, Koyasan Los Angeles Branch Tourist Party (ddr-csujad-25-146)
A photograph of the tourists of the Koyasan Los Angeles Branch Tourist Party, including Kamie Taenaka, taken in Japan. 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_018
Kamie Taenaka, Koyasan Los Angeles Branch Tourist Party, San Francisco International Airport (ddr-csujad-25-136)
img Kamie Taenaka, Koyasan Los Angeles Branch Tourist Party, San Francisco International Airport (ddr-csujad-25-136)
A photograph of Kamie Taenaka and other tourists of Koyasan Los Angeles Branch Tourist taken at San Francisco International Airport. 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_008
Women playing softball (ddr-densho-37-332)
img Women playing softball (ddr-densho-37-332)
Original WRA caption: "Manzanar, California. [Unreadable] life goes between work hours for Japanese evacuees living at the Manzanar relocation center. Maye Noma crouches behind the plate as [unreadable] goes to bat in a practice game between members of a Los Angeles softball team which came intact to camp." Part of the WRA caption was covered by …
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" …
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 60, No. 3 (January 15, 1965) (ddr-pc-37-3)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 60, No. 3 (January 15, 1965) (ddr-pc-37-3)
Selected article titles: "Another Angle Proposed to Eliminate Alien Land Law" (p.1), "Texas Issei Pioneers in Farming Had Little Thought of 'Hiki-Age'" (p.1-2, 4), "Japanese Supplemental Farm Workers Program in California Jeopardized by Latest U.S. Labor Dept. Rule to Remove Braceros" (p.1), "Los Angeles Area Oriental Groups Form Council" (p.3-4).
Hikoji Takeuchi Interview I (ddr-manz-1-10)
vh Hikoji Takeuchi Interview I (ddr-manz-1-10)
Nisei male. Born December 18, 1921, in Los Angeles, California. Parents owned and operated a restaurant. Father passed away prior to the onset of World War II, so mother was responsible for preparing the family to move to camp. Removed to Manzanar concentration camp, California, and in 1942, was shot by a military police officer while …
Kanji Sahara Interview (ddr-densho-1000-448)
vh Kanji Sahara Interview (ddr-densho-1000-448)
Issei male. Born April 4, 1934, in Hiroshima, Japan, while mother and older siblings were visiting Japan for an extended period. Came to the United States at a few months old, and grew up in the Uptown area of Los Angeles, California. During World War II, removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the …
Taenaka family, kimono (ddr-csujad-25-268)
img Taenaka family, kimono (ddr-csujad-25-268)
A page from the Taenaka family photo album. Pasted on the page are four photographs of the Taenaka family, including Haruko, Yaeko, Chiyoko, and Saiko in kimono. The photographs are taken around 1930 in Los Angeles, California. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_09_01_063
Taenaka family, children (ddr-csujad-25-241)
img Taenaka family, children (ddr-csujad-25-241)
A page from the Taenaka family photo album. Pasted on the page are four photographs of the Taenakas' children, including Haruko, Yaeko, Ukichi, and Toshikuni. The photographs are probably taken in Los Angeles, California between 1915 and 1920. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_09_01_036
Taenaka family, children (ddr-csujad-25-236)
img Taenaka family, children (ddr-csujad-25-236)
A page from the Taenaka family photo album. Pasted on the page are six photographs of children, including Ukichi, Toshikuni, and Chiyoko Taenaka. The photographs are most likely taken in Los Angeles, California in the late 1920s. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_09_01_031
Subscription to international welfare and uplift (ddr-csujad-5-263)
doc Subscription to international welfare and uplift (ddr-csujad-5-263)
A receipt for five dollars donation made by Seiichi Okine on April 23 to the international welfare and uplift program sponsored by Seventh-Day Adventists. The receipt is issued by the Japanese Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Los Angeles, California. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_03_01_004
Japanese address-book, L.A., Cal. 1945 (ddr-csujad-5-296)
doc Japanese address-book, L.A., Cal. 1945 (ddr-csujad-5-296)
A directory compiled by Roy Tazawa in 1945. It lists addresses of the Japanese and Japanese Americans who returned to Los Angeles, California after the forced evacuation and incarceration. It also includes Japanese American business guide and advertisements. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_03_33_001
Grave stone (ddr-csujad-25-201)
img Grave stone (ddr-csujad-25-201)
A group photograph of the Taenaka family with Tamesaburo Taenaka's grave stone at a cemetery taken in 1955 probably in Los Angeles, California. Includes Kamie Taenaka and Toshikuni Taenaka. 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_073
Grave stone (ddr-csujad-25-200)
img Grave stone (ddr-csujad-25-200)
A group photograph of the Taenaka family with Tamesaburo Taenaka's grave stone at a cemetery taken in 1955 most likely in Los Angeles, California. Includes Kamie Taenaka, her daughters, and Toshikuni Taenaka. 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_072
Haruko Taenaka, beach (ddr-csujad-25-244)
img Haruko Taenaka, beach (ddr-csujad-25-244)
A page from the Taenaka family photo album. Pasted on the page is a photograph of Haruko Taenaka along with her sibling taken at a beach. It is most likely taken in Los Angeles, California in approximately 1920. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_09_01_039
Kiyoko Morey Kaneko Interview (ddr-densho-1000-225)
vh Kiyoko Morey Kaneko Interview (ddr-densho-1000-225)
Nisei female. Born September 3, 1911, in Pasadena, California. Grew up in Los Angeles where father operated a successful import/export business with retail stores. Graduated from UCLA, then lived and worked in Japan for a few years. Was married and living in Hawaii in 1941. Witnessed Japanese bomber planes overhead from home in Pearl City on …
Rose Matsui Ochi Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-276)
vh Rose Matsui Ochi Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-276)
Nisei female. Born December 15, 1938, in Los Angeles, California. As a child, removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Rohwer concentration camp, Arkansas. Following World War II, became a teacher and then went to law school. In 1974, worked for Los Angeles Mayor Bradley as a legislative research coordinator and eventually executive …
Frank S. Kawana Interview (ddr-densho-1000-367)
vh Frank S. Kawana Interview (ddr-densho-1000-367)
Nisei male. Born June 29, 1933, in Graham, Washington. Moved with family at an early age to Los Angeles, California, where father owned and operated a kamaboko business. During World War II, removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Rohwer concentration camp, Arkansas. After leaving camp, lived briefly with family in a trailer …
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