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Obon Festival- Obon dancers (ddr-one-1-212)
img Obon Festival- Obon dancers (ddr-one-1-212)
Black and white photographic negative of four Obon dancers posed for the camera in front of a crowd. From left to right: Chieko Yoshihara, Hisano Sakamoto, Sakae Kobayashi, and Kaoru Funatake. Obon is an annual event hosted by the Oregon Buddhist Church (now known as Oregon Buddhist Temple) and attended by the wider Nikkei community. This …
Emiko Namba Kikkawa Interview (ddr-one-7-58)
vh Emiko Namba Kikkawa Interview (ddr-one-7-58)
Nisei female. Born January 4, 1919, in Portland, Oregon. Grew up in Fairview, Oregon, where family ran a farm. Married and had a child 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 Fairview.

(This material is based upon work …

Mabel Shoji Boggs Interview (ddr-one-7-14)
vh Mabel Shoji Boggs Interview (ddr-one-7-14)
Nisei female. Born August 3, 1920, in Portland, Oregon. Lost father at an early age, and mother and siblings set up a family farm and greenhouse business. During World War II, removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, returned to Oregon.

(This material is based upon work …

Obon Festival- Odori folk dance (ddr-one-1-180)
img Obon Festival- Odori folk dance (ddr-one-1-180)
Black and white photographic negative of Obon dancers with "uchiwa" (fan) in front of large crowd. Some spectators seated on chairs, most on grass. Among the seated spectators next to an empty chair with her name on it is Portland Mayor Dorothy McCullough Lee. Dancers: Third from the left is Joe Shiraishi, fourth from the left …
New Tokyo Bar (ddr-one-1-81)
img New Tokyo Bar (ddr-one-1-81)
Black and white photographic negative of two women behind the bar with the bartender at the New Tokyo Bar in Portland, Oregon. From left to right: unidentified, Rose Mae Hara and George Ninomiya.
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vh Tsuguo "Ike" Ikeda Interview I Segment 23 (ddr-densho-1000-123-23)
Reuniting with family in Portland, Oregon; attending Lewis & Clark College; accepted to the School of Social Work at the University of Washington

As a teenager prior to World War II, began keeping scrapbooks with newspaper articles and memorabilia, a lifetime habit.

North Pacific College of Oregon School of Dentistry grade sheet. Page 2 of 2. (ddr-one-5-191)
doc North Pacific College of Oregon School of Dentistry grade sheet. Page 2 of 2. (ddr-one-5-191)
Photocopy of a declassified letter from the North Pacific College of Oregon School of Dentistry in Portland, Oregon listing the grades and credit hours of the courses that Keizaburo Koyama attended. This page covers the remaining part of 1926 - 1927 and all of 1927- 1928. His degree was awarded on June 10, 1929.
Obon Festival- Mayoral speech (ddr-one-1-254)
img Obon Festival- Mayoral speech (ddr-one-1-254)
Black and white photographic negative of Portland Mayor Dorothy McCullough Lee speaking at Obon. Playing the taiko drum is Henry Matsunaga. Behind the drum is Tom Shigeto Tamiyasu. Obon is an annual event hosted by the Oregon Buddhist Church (now known as Oregon Buddhist Temple) and attended by the wider Nikkei community.
Reed College (ddr-one-1-351)
img Reed College (ddr-one-1-351)
Black and white photographic negative of Ayame Ogimi's dorm room at Reed College in Portland, Oregon. Ayame Ogimi is seated on the floor smiling towards the camera, friends seated in semi-circle are unidentified.
Third Annual Oregon Nisei Bowling League Tournament Dance (ddr-one-1-119)
img Third Annual Oregon Nisei Bowling League Tournament Dance (ddr-one-1-119)
Black and white photographic negative of unidentified couples dancing at the Third Annual Nisei Bowling League Tournament Dance at McElroy's Ballroom in Portland, Oregon. Jimmy Amato and his Orchestra are playing in the background.
Obon Festival- Odori folk dance (ddr-one-1-220)
img Obon Festival- Odori folk dance (ddr-one-1-220)
Black and white photographic negative of Obon dancers holding "uchiwa" (fan) above their heads in front of large crowd. From left to right line: Beti ann (Minamoto) Wantroba, and Nami (Miura) Koida, all others unidentified. Obon is an annual event hosted by the Oregon Buddhist Church (now known as Oregon Buddhist Temple) and attended by the …
Obon Festival- Odori folk dance (ddr-one-1-228)
img Obon Festival- Odori folk dance (ddr-one-1-228)
Black and white photographic negative of five Obon dancers performing in front of a crowd that is partially enclosing them. Dancers from left to right: Joe Shiraishi, Harue Akiyama, Jean Yasuko (Kida) Tomita, and Thomas "Tom" Honma. Obon is an annual event hosted by the Oregon Buddhist Church (now known as Oregon Buddhist Temple) and attended …
Obon Festival- Dancers (ddr-one-1-202)
img Obon Festival- Dancers (ddr-one-1-202)
Black and white photographic negative of five Obon dancers in straw hats posing for the camera in front of a crowd. Obon dancers from left to right: Yukiye Itoyama, Noboru Takashima, and all others unidentified. Obon is an annual event hosted by the Oregon Buddhist Church (now known as Oregon Buddhist Temple) and attended by the …
Obon Festival- Obon dancers (ddr-one-1-211)
img Obon Festival- Obon dancers (ddr-one-1-211)
Black and white photographic negative of Obon dancers waving small Japanese and American flags for the camera in front of a crowd. From left to right: Kuni Kitayama, Chieko Yoshihara, Sakae Kobayashi, Hisano Sakamoto, Kaoru Funatake. Obon is an annual event hosted by the Oregon Buddhist Church (now known as Oregon Buddhist Temple) and attended by …
Obon Festival (ddr-one-1-183)
img Obon Festival (ddr-one-1-183)
Black and white photographic negative of a large seated crowd. Obon dancers crouched on the sideline. First crouched man on left side is Nobi Saito, first seated man from left is Tom Shigeto Tamiyasu. Obon is an annual event hosted by the Oregon Buddhist Church (now known as Oregon Buddhist Temple) and attended by the wider …
Obon Festival- Odori folk dance (ddr-one-1-181)
img Obon Festival- Odori folk dance (ddr-one-1-181)
Black and white photographic negative of Obon dancers in a line performing in front of a crowd. From left to right: Marjory "Marge" (Ando) Smith, Patricia “Pat” (Ikata) Iboshi, Loretta (Fujii) Kaneko, Joe Shiraishi, and Harue Akiyama. Obon is an annual event hosted by the Oregon Buddhist Church (now known as Oregon Buddhist Temple) and attended …
Testimony of Hideo Hashimoto (written) (ddr-densho-67-240)
doc Testimony of Hideo Hashimoto (written) (ddr-densho-67-240)
Written testimony of Hideo Hashimoto of Portland, Oregon. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Friday, September 11, 1981, in the section titled "Multiple Impact." Personal information excised by Densho.
Testimony of Homer Yasui (ddr-densho-67-237)
doc Testimony of Homer Yasui (ddr-densho-67-237)
Written testimony of Homer Yasui of Portland, Oregon. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Friday, September 11, 1981, in the section titled "Economic Losses." Personal information excised by Densho.
Obon Festival Dance Rehearsal (ddr-one-1-304)
img Obon Festival Dance Rehearsal (ddr-one-1-304)
Black and white photographic negative of Obon dancers practicing an Odori folk dance inside Norse Hall in Northeast Portland. First Obon dancer from the left is identified as Yukiye Itoyama. Obon is an annual event hosted by the Oregon Buddhist Church (now known as Oregon Buddhist Temple) and attended by the wider Nikkei community.
Emi Somekawa Interview (ddr-densho-1000-378)
vh Emi Somekawa Interview (ddr-densho-1000-378)
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 …
Gus Tanaka Interview (ddr-one-7-67)
vh Gus Tanaka Interview (ddr-one-7-67)
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 …
Case file for Keizaburo Koyama from the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Page 2 of 6. (ddr-one-5-99)
doc Case file for Keizaburo Koyama from the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Page 2 of 6. (ddr-one-5-99)
Photocopy of a declassified report on Keizaburo Koyama. This page further elaborates that Confidential Informant SE N-1 has, on several occasions, mis-translated Japanese names. In this case, he mistook the name "Iwao Oyama" for Keizaburo Koyama. The informant said that his original source for the names, a Japanese newspaper, has since been destroyed. The informant went …
Issei newspaper editor in his office (ddr-densho-259-235)
img Issei newspaper editor in his office (ddr-densho-259-235)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "Toyoji Abe This might have been Abe's office from which he ran the Japanese newspaper, the Oshu Shimpo. Abe was a highly influential man in the Portland and the Oregon Japanese communities."
North Pacific College of Oregon School of Dentistry confirmation of attendance letter (ddr-one-5-189)
doc North Pacific College of Oregon School of Dentistry confirmation of attendance letter (ddr-one-5-189)
Photocopy of a declassified letter from the North Pacific College of Oregon School of Dentistry in Portland, Oregon stating that Keizaburo Koyama entered the school on October 1st, 1924 and graduated on June 10th, 1929 with a degree of Doctor of Dental Medicine. The letter also states that Dr. Koyama was of "good moral character and …
Obon Festival Dance Rehearsal (ddr-one-1-305)
img Obon Festival Dance Rehearsal (ddr-one-1-305)
Black and white photographic negative of small audience watching the Obon dance rehearsal inside Norse Hall in Northeast Portland. Fifth from the right standing up in back row of the audience is Larry Tamiyasu. Obon is an annual event hosted by the Oregon Buddhist Church (now known as Oregon Buddhist Temple) and attended by the wider …
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