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Narrator Henry Sakamoto

Nisei male. Born January 27, 1927, in Portland, Oregon. Grew up in Portland where parents ran a hotel business. During World War II, removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, attended college in Cleveland, Ohio, before eventually returning to Portland.

Narrator Yoichi "Cannon" Kitayama

Nisei male. Born November 24, 1928, in Portland, Oregon. Grew up in Portland, where parents ran a hotel. During World War II, removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, joined the military and served in Japan. Eventually returned to Portland.

Narrator Mary Iwasaki

Nisei female. Born November 16, 1923, in Portland, Oregon. Grew up in Portland, where parents ran a hotel business. During World War II, was removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Left camp to attend college in Ohio, and eventually returned to Portland.
Lucy Kirihara Interview (ddr-densho-1014-18)
vh Lucy Kirihara Interview (ddr-densho-1014-18)
Nisei female. Born February 27, 1931, in Portland, Oregon. During World War II, removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, resettled with family in Minnesota, becoming a teacher in St. Paul.

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

Kaz Kinoshita Interview (ddr-one-7-12)
vh Kaz Kinoshita Interview (ddr-one-7-12)
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.

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

Narrator Mae Hada

Nisei female. Born July 5, 1922, in Portland, Oregon. Grew up in Portland where father owned a clothing store. During World War II, removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, lived for a time in Ames, Iowa, and Detroit, Michigan, before returning to Oregon and raising a …

Narrator Richard Sakurai

Nisei male. Born December 26, 1926, in Portland, Oregon. Grew up in Troutdale, 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, attended college in Ohio before eventually returning to Oregon.
Kena Gimba Interview Segment 3 (ddr-one-7-2-3)
vh Kena Gimba Interview Segment 3 (ddr-one-7-2-3)
Sent to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, with two children

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 …

Henry Sakamoto Interview Segment 4 (ddr-one-7-33-4)
vh Henry Sakamoto Interview Segment 4 (ddr-one-7-33-4)
FBI search of home and first arriving at Portland Assembly Center, Oregon

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 …

Obon Festival- Odori folk dance (ddr-one-1-217)
img Obon Festival- Odori folk dance (ddr-one-1-217)
Black and white photographic negative of Obon dancers performing before a crowd. Boy standing alone in grass field: David Onishi. Obon dancers: right line, third from right Helen Hachiya; right line, fourth from right Sumi Hachiya; right line, fifth from right Arthur Ojiro “Art” Sasaki. Obon is an annual event hosted by the Oregon Buddhist Church …
Obon Festival- Odori folk dance (ddr-one-1-194)
img Obon Festival- Odori folk dance (ddr-one-1-194)
Black and white photographic negative of Obon dancers with both arms raised in front of a crowd. From left to right: Rose Haruye (Muramatsu) Ouchida, Tom Tsujimura, Phyllis Midori (Ando) Muramatsu, Shizuko "Shiz" (Ninomiya) Onishi, Toraichi Kobayashi, Hisako (Onishi) Saito, and Henry Matsunaga. Obon is an annual event hosted by the Oregon Buddhist Church (now known …
Obon Festival- Odori folk dance Tanko Bushi (ddr-one-1-196)
img Obon Festival- Odori folk dance Tanko Bushi (ddr-one-1-196)
Black and white photographic negative of Obon dancers dancing the Tanko Bushi. Obon dancers: Patricia “Pat” (Ikata) Iboshi, Joe Shiraishi, Mrs. Okiyama, Thomas "Tom" Honma, and Jean Yasuko (Kida) Tomita. Couple to the left of the light pole are Mary (Muramatsu) Shiiki and Ray Shiiki. Obon is an annual event hosted by the Oregon Buddhist Church …
Obon Festival- Odori folk dance (ddr-one-1-185)
img Obon Festival- Odori folk dance (ddr-one-1-185)
Black and white photographic negative of Obon dancers in two lines approaching the camera with arms in motion. From left to right front row: Betty Nakashimada, Aki (Shiraishi) Dong, Ted Tetsuo Tamaki, Shiz (Fujita) Inaba. Back row fourth from left is Arthur Ojiro “Art” Sasaki. Obon is an annual event hosted by the Oregon Buddhist Church …
Obon Festival- Odori folk dance (ddr-one-1-203)
img Obon Festival- Odori folk dance (ddr-one-1-203)
Black and white photographic negative of Obon dancers in a partial circle in front of a crowd that circles around the dancers. Obon dancers inner circle starting from the right: Tomi Tsujimura, Patricia “Pat” (Ikata) Iboshi, Noboru Takashima, Shizuko "Shiz" (Ninomiya) Onishi, and others unidentified. Obon is an annual event hosted by the Oregon Buddhist Church …
Japanese American Museum of Oregon Visual History Collection (ddr-one-7)
Collection Japanese American Museum of Oregon Visual History Collection (ddr-one-7)
This collection consists of interviews conducted and processed in partnership with Japanese American Museum of Oregon, whose mission is to preserve and honor the history and culture of Japanese Americans in the Pacific Northwest, to educate the public about the Japanese American experience during World War II, and to advocate for the protection of civil rights …
Obon Festival Dance Rehearsal (ddr-one-1-309)
img Obon Festival Dance Rehearsal (ddr-one-1-309)
Black and white photographic negative of Obon dancers rehearsing an Odori folk dance in front of a small audience inside Norse Hall in Northeast Portland. Obon dancers from left to right: Tom Shigeto Tamiyasu, and Arthur Ojiro “Art” Sasaki. Obon is an annual event hosted by the Oregon Buddhist Church (now known as Oregon Buddhist Temple) …
Obon Festival Dance Rehearsal (ddr-one-1-300)
img Obon Festival Dance Rehearsal (ddr-one-1-300)
Black and white photographic negative of Obon dancers practicing an Odori folk dance inside Norse Hall in Northeast Portland. From left to right male Obon dancers: Hiro Okayama, Mr. Tsujimura, Kenneth Yasutome, Yonezo Fujii, and unidentified. Obon is an annual event hosted by the Oregon Buddhist Church (now known as Oregon Buddhist Temple) and attended by …
Obon Festival Dance Rehearsal (ddr-one-1-302)
img Obon Festival Dance Rehearsal (ddr-one-1-302)
Black and white photographic negative of Obon dancers practicing an Odori folk dance inside Norse Hall in Northeast Portland. Some dancers wear straw hats. Dancers from left to right: unidentified, unidentified, Dennis Kasubuchi, Mr. Tsujimura, unidentified, and Toraichi Kobayashi. Obon is an annual event hosted by the Oregon Buddhist Church (now known as Oregon Buddhist Temple) …
Young Buddhist League Convention Court and Queen (ddr-one-1-26)
img Young Buddhist League Convention Court and Queen (ddr-one-1-26)
Black and white photographic print of the Fourth Annual Northwest Young Buddhist League's Convection Court and Queen. Left to Right: Mae (Okazaki) Sasaki of Tacoma, Washington; Margaret Tomoguchi of Seattle, Washington; Mary (Nakata) Fujii of Portland, Oregon (Queen); Sumi (Hashimoto) Kurokawa, and Takako Nitta of Spokane, Washington. This photograph was found in Frank Hirahara's memorabilia of …
Notice of Hearing from the Department of Justice, District of Oregon, Portland for Keizaburo Koyama (ddr-one-5-111)
doc Notice of Hearing from the Department of Justice, District of Oregon, Portland for Keizaburo Koyama (ddr-one-5-111)
Photocopy of a declassified document from the Department of Justice, Alien Enemy Hearing Board, on the detention of Keizaburo Koyama. The notice tells Koyama that he will go before the Board at the Courts Martial Room, at the Immigration and Naturalization Service Detention Station at Fort Missoula, Montana on February 2, 1942 at 3:30 o'clock. He …
George Ochikubo Collection (ddr-densho-159)
Collection George Ochikubo Collection (ddr-densho-159)
This collection is comprised of photographs taken by George Ochikubo, a native of Portland, Oregon. During World War II, he and his family were removed to the Granada (Amache) concentration camp, Colorado, where he took numerous striking and dramatic photographs using a 4x5 speed graphic camera. In memory of George Ochikubo.
Rick Sato Interview (ddr-densho-1000-80)
vh Rick Sato Interview (ddr-densho-1000-80)
Nisei male. Born in Wapato, Washington. Family farmed in Yakima Valley, Washington, before the war. Incarcerated at the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. Served briefly in the Military Intelligence Service (MIS). Resettled in Wapato, Washington.
Family picture in Japan (ddr-densho-259-535)
img Family picture in Japan (ddr-densho-259-535)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "Family picture of Saburo and Fumi Miyake with Daiichi Takeoka, of Portland, Oregon, in this group. Our maternal grandmother, Hisa Fujii Miyakie [Miyake] is in the center Presumably this photo was taken in their family home."
Record of school attendance at Lincoln High School in Portland, Oregon for Keizaburo Koyama for the years 1917 - 1920 (ddr-one-5-183)
doc Record of school attendance at Lincoln High School in Portland, Oregon for Keizaburo Koyama for the years 1917 - 1920 (ddr-one-5-183)
Photocopy of a declassified signed and notarized letter from Lincoln High School in Portland, Oregon showing that Keizaburo Koyama attended high school there from September 1917 to June of 1920. He lived at 86 N. 10th Street at the time.

Narrator Masuko Oyama

Nisei female. Born February 21, 1927, in Portland, Oregon. Grew up in Portland where parents ran a hotel business. During World War II, removed with family the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, attended high school for a time in Salt Lake City, Utah, before returning to Portland.
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