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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.

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.
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 …
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 …
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 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 …
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. …
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 …

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.
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.
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.
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.
Yoneko Dozono Interview Segment 1 (ddr-one-7-19-1)
vh Yoneko Dozono Interview Segment 1 (ddr-one-7-19-1)
Growing up in Portland, 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 Department of the Interior.

Lilly Kobayashi Irinaga Interview Segment 1 (ddr-one-7-47-1)
vh Lilly Kobayashi Irinaga Interview Segment 1 (ddr-one-7-47-1)
Born in Portland, 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 Department of the Interior.

George Katagiri Interview Segment 1 (ddr-one-7-24-1)
vh George Katagiri Interview Segment 1 (ddr-one-7-24-1)
Growing up in Portland, 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 Department of the Interior.

Gus Tanaka Interview Segment 1 (ddr-one-7-67-1)
vh Gus Tanaka Interview Segment 1 (ddr-one-7-67-1)
Childhood memories of Portland, 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 Department of the Interior.

Yoichi
vh Yoichi "Cannon" Kitayama Interview Segment 1 (ddr-one-7-46-1)
Born in Portland, 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 Department of the Interior.

Mary Iwasaki Interview Segment 1 (ddr-one-7-53-1)
vh Mary Iwasaki Interview Segment 1 (ddr-one-7-53-1)
Born in Portland, 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 Department of the Interior.

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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