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Narrator Kaz Kinoshita

Nisei male. Born October 1, 1914, in Gresham, Oregon. Grew up in Gresham where parents ran a farm. During World War II, removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, returned to Portland.
Obon Festival- Odori folk dance (ddr-one-1-214)
img Obon Festival- Odori folk dance (ddr-one-1-214)
Black and white photographic negative of Obon dancers in two lines dancing before a crowd. Obon dancers from right to left, left line: unidentified, Helen Hachiya, Sumi Hachiya, and Arthur Ojiro “Art” Sasaki. Obon dancers from right to left, right line: Betty Nakashimada, and Aki (Shiraishi) Dong, remaining dancers unidentified. Obon is an annual event hosted …
Obon Festival- Dancers (ddr-one-1-204)
img Obon Festival- Dancers (ddr-one-1-204)
Black and white photographic negative of three young Obon dancers posing for camera in front of large crowd. Obon dancers from left to right: Jeanne Tanaka, Toshiko (Maekawa) Okino, and Eileen Tanaka. Crowd: first sitting from the left is Joyce (Tanaka) Fedler, first from the right sitting on bench is Joe Ikata. Obon is an annual …
Boy Scout drum and bugle corps (ddr-densho-37-5)
img Boy Scout drum and bugle corps (ddr-densho-37-5)
Original WRA caption: The Hunt District Boy Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps, parading in the administration area. This Drum and Bugle Corps, before evacuation was in Troop 123, Portland, Oregon. There are five troops in the Hunt District of the Snake River Area council.
Testimony of Tsuguo Ikeda (ddr-densho-67-176)
doc Testimony of Tsuguo Ikeda (ddr-densho-67-176)
Written testimony of Tsuguo Ikeda. Incarcerated in the North Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Wednesday, September 9, 1981, in the section titled "Documents Illustrating Camp Experiences and Attitudes."
Pelican (ddr-one-1-542)
img Pelican (ddr-one-1-542)
Color slide of a pelican perched on a rock. Image was most likely at the Portland Zoo in Washington Park (later moved to its current location from what is now the Japanese Gardans and renamed Oregon Zoo). According to donor processed on June 14, 1964.

Narrator George Azumano

Nisei male. Born June 9, 1918, in Portland, Oregon. Grew up in Portland where parents ran a hotel and grocery business. Was drafted into the army prior to the bombing of Pearl Harbor, and was transferred to the army reserves. During World War II, removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, …
Obon Festival Dance Rehearsal (ddr-one-1-303)
img Obon Festival Dance Rehearsal (ddr-one-1-303)
Black and white photographic negative of Obon dancers practicing an Odori folk dance inside Norse Hall in Northeast Portland. Second dancer from the left is identified as Atsuko "Alice" (Matsumoto) Ando. Young boy and third standing audience member from the left is identified as Eddie Tamiyasu. Obon is an annual event hosted by the Oregon Buddhist …
Obon Festival Dance Rehearsal (ddr-one-1-317)
img Obon Festival Dance Rehearsal (ddr-one-1-317)
Black and white photographic negative of Obon dancers rehearsing an Odori folk dance inside Norse Hall in Northeast Portland. Dancers from left to right: Patricia “Pat” (Ikata) Iboshi, Marjory "Marge" (Ando) Smith, unidentified, unidentified, unidentified, Toshiko (Maekawa) Okino, Susan Shizuko (Yoshida) Kurimoto, and Nobuko Yoshida. Obon is an annual event hosted by the Oregon Buddhist Church …
Hiro Takeuchi Interview (ddr-one-7-15)
vh Hiro Takeuchi Interview (ddr-one-7-15)
Nisei male. Born April 9, 1915, in Troutdale, Oregon. Grew up in several areas in Oregon where parents ran a farm. Started a grocery business before World War II. During the war, removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, returned to Oregon and reestablished grocery business.

(This …

Narrator Fumi Kaseguma

Nisei female. Born April 20, 1924, in Portland, Oregon. Spent one summer in Japan just before the onset of war between the U.S. and Japan. Incarcerated at the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Left camp as part of the National Youth Administration, and worked in Salt Lake City, Utah, and Chicago, …
Portrait of Issei lawyer (ddr-densho-259-385)
img Portrait of Issei lawyer (ddr-densho-259-385)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "Portrait of Daiichi Takeoka as a young man. This man was a highly influential in the Portland and in the Oregon Japanese communities. His oldest son, Kay, says that his father graduated from the University of Oregon law school in 1912...Daiichi Takeoka took a lead role in fighting discriminatory laws such as …
Chiyo Endo Interview (ddr-one-7-10)
vh Chiyo Endo Interview (ddr-one-7-10)
Issei female. Born March 14, 1960, in Japan, where family owned and operated a silkworm business. At age fifteen, immigrated to the United States to join father who was already there. Lived in Milwaukie, Oregon, before the war, and married and had six children. Husband passed away before World War II. During the war, removed to …
Kay Teramura Interview (ddr-one-7-41)
vh Kay Teramura Interview (ddr-one-7-41)
Nisei male. Grew up in Milwaukie, Oregon, where parents ran a farm. During World War II, removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, returned to Oregon and resumed farming.

(This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park …

Joe Saito Interview (ddr-one-7-36)
vh Joe Saito Interview (ddr-one-7-36)
Nisei male. Born in Portland, Oregon. Grew up in Oregon, where parents ran a farm. In 1941, volunteered for the army and served as a medic during World War II. After military discharge, returned to Oregon and continued farming.

(This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National …

Obon Festival- Odori folk dance (ddr-one-1-213)
img Obon Festival- Odori folk dance (ddr-one-1-213)
Black and white photographic negative of Obon dancers in a partial circle, a crowd encloses the dancers. Obon dancers right to left outer circle: Yoshino Fujii, Tamuro Miura, unidentified, Nobuko Yoshida, and Loretta (Fujii) Kaneko. Obon dancers right to left inner circle: fourth in Jimmy Yoshida, Patricia “Pat” (Ikata) Iboshi, Joe Shiraishi, and Yoneko (Aono) Sugimura. …

Narrator Emi Somekawa

Nisei female. Born May 10, 1918, in Portland, Oregon. Grew up in the small town of Brooks, Oregon, where parents ran a farm. Prior to World War II, became a nurse, married, and had a child. During World War II, removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Tule Lake concentration camp, California, and worked …

Narrator Gus Tanaka

Nisei male. Born August 3, 1923, in Portland, Oregon. Grew up in Portland, where father was a physician in Japantown. Was attending college prior to World War II. During the war, removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Left camp to attend college before being drafted in 1944. Served in …
Nisei draftsman preparing maps (ddr-densho-114-157)
img Nisei draftsman preparing maps (ddr-densho-114-157)
Original caption: Tec 5 George Fuyasho of Portland, Oregon, a Nisei Japanese draftsman for the Allied translator and interpreter section, General Headquarters, Allied Forces in the Pacific, prepares sketches and maps necessary for the production of documents, Floor plans and blueprints. Tokyo, Japan. 9-3-46.
Kan Yagi Interview (ddr-manz-1-103)
vh Kan Yagi Interview (ddr-manz-1-103)
Nisei male. Born July 31, 1926, in Kelton, Utah. Grew up in Kelton, where father worked for the railroad. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, father was fired from the railroad. Mr. Yagi was drafted into the military during World War II. Eventually moved to Portland, Oregon.
U.S. Department of Justice Immigration and Naturalization Service Officer in Charge, Portland 5, Oregon Report of Enemy Alien (ddr-one-5-252)
doc U.S. Department of Justice Immigration and Naturalization Service Officer in Charge, Portland 5, Oregon Report of Enemy Alien (ddr-one-5-252)
Photocopy of a declassified report on the status of Keizaburo Koyama. Koyama's status has changed from "Parolee" to "Alien enemy proceedings terminated" and he is currently residing at 219 W. Burnside, Portland 9, Oregon. The form lists his occupation as "Dentist" and that he is not deportable.
Chiye Tomihiro Segment 1 (ddr-densho-1000-93-1)
vh Chiye Tomihiro Segment 1 (ddr-densho-1000-93-1)
Born in Portland, Oregon

This interview was conducted at the Voices of Japanese American Redress Conference, held on the UCLA campus and sponsored by the UCLA Asian American Studies Center and the UCLA School of Public Policy and Social Research. Because of the full conference schedule, our interviews were limited to one hour. The interviews therefore …

Narrator Kay Endo

Nisei male. Born September 26, 1933, in Milwaukie, Oregon. During World War II, removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, returned to Oregon.
George Fugami Interview (ddr-densho-1000-7)
vh George Fugami Interview (ddr-densho-1000-7)
Kibei male. Born 1915 in Portland, Oregon. Sent with siblings to be educated in Japan when ten years old. Returned to the United States in 1935. During World War II, was incarcerated at the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Active in Seattle's postwar Japanese American community as a member and past president …

Narrator George Hara

Nisei male. Born January 12, 1925, in Portland, Oregon, where parents ran a hotel business. During World War II, removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Left camp early to attend college in Ohio. Was drafted into the Military Intelligence Service and served in Japan during the U.S. occupation. Returned …
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