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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.
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.
Obon Festival- Odori folk dance (ddr-one-1-191)
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Black and white photographic negative of Obon dancers waving small Japanese flags. Left line from left to right: Hisano Sakamoto, Kaoru Funatake and unidentified women. Right line from left to right: Grace Mieko (Muramatsu) Ouchida, Shizuko "Shiz" (Ochiai) Ota Okazaki, Betty Nakashimada, Shiz (Fujita) Inaba and an unidentified woman. Obon is an annual event hosted by …
Obon Festival- Odori folk dance (ddr-one-1-197)
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Black and white photographic negative of Obon dancers in front of a crowd with one arm raised. Obon dancers: second from the left dressed in a pattered kimono is Shiz (Fujita) Inaba, fourth from the left is Ben Kasubuchi, fifth from the left in back is Mary Yamaguchi. Obon is an annual event hosted by the …
Obon Festival- Odori folk dance (ddr-one-1-219)
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Black and white photographic negative of Obon dancers performing before a crowd. First woman in crowd on left side: Marian Hara. Obon dancers left line from right to left: Haru Fujii, Tamuro Miura, and Nobuko Yoshida. Obon dancers right line from right to left: Jimmy Yoshida. Obon is an annual event hosted by the Oregon Buddhist …
Obon Festival- Odori folk dance (ddr-one-1-215)
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Black and white photographic negative of Obon dancers performing before a crowd. Obon dancers from left to right: Susanne Mineko (Sasaki) Myer, Susan Shizuko (Yoshida) Kurimoto, Mrs. Okayama, unidentified, Mary Yamaguchi, Jean (Tsujimura) Takashima, Atsuko "Alice" (Matsumoto) Ando, Noburo Takashima, Atsuko "Alice" Kida, remaining dancer unidentified. Obon is an annual event hosted by the Oregon Buddhist …
Ruth Sasaki Interview (ddr-one-7-64)
vh Ruth Sasaki Interview (ddr-one-7-64)
Nisei female. Born April 6, 1929, in the Dalles, Oregon. Grew up in the Gresham-Troutdale area of 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, married and raised a family in Ontario, Oregon.

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Portrait of young Nisei man (ddr-densho-259-368)
img Portrait of young Nisei man (ddr-densho-259-368)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "Portrait of William Ito, the eldest son of Keisuke and Kei Ito, of Portland. William became the first Oregon Nisei to earn an M.D. degree. He established his practice in Honolulu, Hawaii." Signature on photograph: "Sincerely, William Ito."
Third Annual Oregon Nisei Bowling League Tournament Dance- Couple seated (ddr-one-1-125)
img Third Annual Oregon Nisei Bowling League Tournament Dance- Couple seated (ddr-one-1-125)
Black and white photographic negative of couple sitting alone in a booth at the Third Annual Nisei Bowling League Tournament Dance at McElroy's Ballroom in Portland, Oregon. The couple is posing for the camera. Woman identified as Frances (Sono) Gale, man unidentified.
Kay Aiko Abe Interview (ddr-densho-1000-232)
vh Kay Aiko Abe Interview (ddr-densho-1000-232)
Nisei female. Born May 9, 1927, in Selleck, Washington. Spent much of childhood in Beaverton, Oregon, where father owned a farm. Influenced at an early age by parents' conversion to Christianity. During World War II, removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After the war, worked to establish a successful …
Obon Festival Dance Rehearsal (ddr-one-1-316)
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Black and white photographic negative of Obon dancers rehearsing an Odori folk dance inside Norse Hall in Northeast Portland. Dancers from left to right: Betty Nakashimada, Aki (Shiraishi) Dong, Mabel (Maekawa) Ota, Carol (Takeda) Smith, unidentified, Tomi Tsujimura, Susan Shizuko (Yoshida) Kurimoto. Obon is an annual event hosted by the Oregon Buddhist Church (now known as …
Obon Festival Dance Rehearsal (ddr-one-1-297)
img Obon Festival Dance Rehearsal (ddr-one-1-297)
Black and white photographic negative of Obon dancers rehearsing an Odori folk dance inside Norse Hall in Northeast Portland. Dancers form two circles, leader of outer circle is Tomi Tsujimura, leader of inner circle is Harue Akiyama, the Odori dance teacher. Obon is an annual event hosted by the Oregon Buddhist Church (now known as Oregon …
Data card with biographical information of Keisaburo Koyama - a continuation of 2016.23.07 (ddr-one-5-97)
doc Data card with biographical information of Keisaburo Koyama - a continuation of 2016.23.07 (ddr-one-5-97)
Photocopy of a declassified data card with biographical information on Keisaburo Koyama. The card is labeled "1a" and has a white check mark along the bottom center. Information on the card was acquired from two Japanese newspapers: The Great Northern Daily News and The North American Times. Translations of both articles was provided by Confidential Informant …
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 …
Obon Festival- Odori folk dance (ddr-one-1-214)
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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 …
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.
Boy Scout drum and bugle corps (ddr-densho-37-5)
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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.
Obon Festival Dance Rehearsal (ddr-one-1-317)
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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 …
Obon Festival Dance Rehearsal (ddr-one-1-303)
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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 …
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.

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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 …
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 …
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