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Narrator Michiko Hara Kawaguchi

Nisei female. Born September 30, 1925, in San Francisco, California. Grew up in San Francisco where father ran a dry cleaning business. During World War II, removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Topaz concentration camp, Utah. After leaving camp, lived in Indiana and attended college. Eventually returned to California.
Japanese Pavilion (ddr-csujad-11-92)
img Japanese Pavilion (ddr-csujad-11-92)
The Japanese Pavilion, most likely from the 1939 World's Fair on Treasure Island in San Francisco. From page 36 of: Tazu Kawamoto photo album (csudh_taz_0001). See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: taz_01_36_002
Kamie Taenaka, Koyasan Los Angeles Branch Tourist Party, San Francisco International Airport (ddr-csujad-25-136)
img Kamie Taenaka, Koyasan Los Angeles Branch Tourist Party, San Francisco International Airport (ddr-csujad-25-136)
A photograph of Kamie Taenaka and other tourists of Koyasan Los Angeles Branch Tourist taken at San Francisco International Airport. The same image is found in item: ucsb_jia_0128. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_08_03_008
Letter (with envelope) and copy of Tsuyako
doc Letter (with envelope) and copy of Tsuyako "Sox" Kitashima's testimony before the Commission on Wartime Relocation (August 13, 1981) (ddr-janm-4-5)
Letter to Tsuyako "Sox" Kitashima from Katrina Shores, Special Assistant to the Chair of the Commission on Wartime Relocation (January 11, 1982). It encloses a draft copy of Kitashima's testimony before the Commission on Wartime Relocation she gave at the hearing on August 13, 1981 in San Francisco, California. Envelope is postmarked January 20, 1982 from …
Japanese Americans waving goodbye (ddr-densho-151-259)
img Japanese Americans waving goodbye (ddr-densho-151-259)
Original caption: San Francisco, California. Inhabitants of the Japanese section wave farewell at the departure of their friends and neighbors whom they are soon to follow to Tanforan Assembly center. This bus contains some of the 660 persons to be evacuated on this day. In three more days these streets will be deserted of persons of …
Letter from Harold Johnson to Tsuneo Iwata, April 16, 1942 (ddr-csujad-46-16)
doc Letter from Harold Johnson to Tsuneo Iwata, April 16, 1942 (ddr-csujad-46-16)
Letter from Harold Johnson field representative of Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco to Tsuneo Iwata, president of the Turlock social Club, in regards to mass removal preparation. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: csus_nac_0016
Letter from Thomas Shuzo Yamamoto to Mr. Henri Waegell, May 20, 1947 (ddr-csujad-55-2314)
doc Letter from Thomas Shuzo Yamamoto to Mr. Henri Waegell, May 20, 1947 (ddr-csujad-55-2314)
Correspondence from Tom Yamamoto [= Thomas Shuzo Yamamoto] to Henri Waegell regarding Yamamoto's personal information, future education plans, current politics in the San Francisco bay area. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_2420
Executive meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, July 25, 1940 (ddr-csujad-44-162)
doc Executive meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, July 25, 1940 (ddr-csujad-44-162)
Minutes of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League executive meeting. Topics include the San Francisco Council meeting, the National Convention fund, and the Japanese benefit show. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: csumb_ms15_0161
Nisei Grill restaurant (ddr-densho-151-52)
img Nisei Grill restaurant (ddr-densho-151-52)
Original WRA caption: San Francisco, California. This restaurant, named "Nisei" after second- generation children born in this country to Japanese immigrants was closed prior to evacuation of residents of Japanese ancestry; and, according to sign in the window, was scheduled to re- open under new management. Evacuees will be housed at War Relocation Authority centers for …
[Harry Ueno, Karl Matsushita, and Jack Herzig] (ddr-csujad-29-175)
img [Harry Ueno, Karl Matsushita, and Jack Herzig] (ddr-csujad-29-175)
Photograph of the Wu Kong restaurant, with: Harry Ueno, Karl Matsushita, and Jack Herzig. Photo captioned: "Karl Matsushita he manages the San Francisco Japanese American Library." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: P116
Pacific Citizen, Vol 73, No. 23 (December 3, 1971) (ddr-pc-43-48)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol 73, No. 23 (December 3, 1971) (ddr-pc-43-48)
Selected article titles: "Nat'l JACL in year end look at budget, program, staff" (p. 1), "Central California: Hirabayashi challenges Nisei to fight all inequities" (p. 1), "PNWDC-IDC bid for full time JACL staff man" (p. 1), "U.S.-Japan ties in troubled state, because U.S. insensitive to Japanese" (p. 1), "Parents troubled by drug abuse, delinquency meet for …
George Kondo near a display of photographs taken at incarceration camps during World War II (ddr-csujad-52-14)
img George Kondo near a display of photographs taken at incarceration camps during World War II (ddr-csujad-52-14)
A man is positioned next to a display board showing photographs and text. The caption above photograph reads, "SAN FRANCISCO, April 21--SEEKING INTERNMENT COMPENSATION-- George Kondo looks over a display of Japanese internment photographs taken during World Warr II, at the Japanese-American Citizen League in San Francisco Monday. Like 120,000 others, Kondo was interned by presidential …
Clara S. Hattori Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-426)
vh Clara S. Hattori Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-426)
Nisei female. Born May 21, 1919, in Sacramento, California. Grew up in the Loomis area of California, where parents ran a farm and fruit orchard. Just prior to World War II, worked in the Japanese Pavilion at the San Francisco World's Fair of 1939-1940. During World War II, removed to the Marysville Assembly Center, California, and …
Clara S. Hattori Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-427)
vh Clara S. Hattori Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-427)
Nisei female. Born May 21, 1919, in Sacramento, California. Grew up in the Loomis area of California, where parents ran a farm and fruit orchard. Just prior to World War II, worked in the Japanese Pavilion at the San Francisco World's Fair of 1939-1940. During World War II, removed to the Marysville Assembly Center, California, and …

Narrator Nancy K. Araki

Sansei female. Born October 16, 1937, in San Francisco, California. During World War II, removed to the Granada (Amache) concentration camp, Colorado. Family briefly left camp for Utah before voluntarily entering the Topaz concentration camp, Utah, when mother was pregnant. After leaving camp, returned to San Francisco and resumed elementary school.
Memo from Frank S. Okusako, 1st Lt, Infantry, Company H, 442d Infantry to Commanding General, Western Defense Command, Presidio of San Francisco, California (Thru Channels), August 30, 1945 (ddr-csujad-55-229)
doc Memo from Frank S. Okusako, 1st Lt, Infantry, Company H, 442d Infantry to Commanding General, Western Defense Command, Presidio of San Francisco, California (Thru Channels), August 30, 1945 (ddr-csujad-55-229)
Memorandum of understanding from Frank S. Okusako to Commanding General, Western Defense Command regarding relocation of Okusako's family from the Tule Lake incarceration camp. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_0231

Narrator Shirley Nagatomi Okabe

Nisei female. Born February 7, 1937, in San Francisco, California. Grew up in San Francisco, where father was a prominent Buddhist minister. During World War II, removed to the Tanforan Assembly Center, California, and the Manzanar concentration camp, California. After leaving camp, returned to California. Father was instrumental in the planning and building of the cemetery …
Indonesian deportees changing currency (ddr-csujad-27-5)
img Indonesian deportees changing currency (ddr-csujad-27-5)
Caption found with the image reads, "Indonesian deportees having their United States money changed to currency they could use when they arrived 'home'." These Indonesian seamen were being deported by ship from San Francisco, California to Batavia, Dutch East Indies. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ind_01_01_003
Letter from Fred C. Bold, Assistant Manager, Los Angeles Branch, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, to Mr. Fumio Takano, April 15, 1942 (ddr-csujad-42-87)
doc Letter from Fred C. Bold, Assistant Manager, Los Angeles Branch, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, to Mr. Fumio Takano, April 15, 1942 (ddr-csujad-42-87)
A letter from Fred C. Bold, Assistant Manager, Los Angeles Branch, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, to Fumio Takano in Los Angeles, California. The letter follows up the inquiry from Fumio Takano regarding his home mortgage and automobile loan. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: tak_01_42_001
Receipt for U.S. postal money order (ddr-csujad-38-529)
doc Receipt for U.S. postal money order (ddr-csujad-38-529)
A receipt for U.S. postal money order for 10 dollars. Issued by M.O.B. [Money Order Branch] of San Francisco, California. It was probably purchased by Tomosuke Masukawa. It is enclosed in an envelope which is found in item: csudh_nao_0504. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: nao_05_01_002
Takarazuka musumes (ddr-csujad-11-10)
img Takarazuka musumes (ddr-csujad-11-10)
The Takarazuka theater troupe is pictured along with a man and a flag. They arrived in San Francisco to perform. From page 5 of: Tazu Kawamoto photo album (csudh_taz_0001). See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: taz_01_05_002
Woman and Statue (ddr-csujad-11-103)
img Woman and Statue (ddr-csujad-11-103)
Photographed is probably Tazu Kawamoto. It is most likely taken at the San Francisco World's Fair on Treasure Island in 1940. From page 39 of: Tazu Kawamoto photo album (csudh_taz_0001). See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: taz_01_39_003
Tazu Kawamoto (ddr-csujad-11-104)
img Tazu Kawamoto (ddr-csujad-11-104)
Photographed is probably Tazu Kawamoto. It is most likely taken at the San Francisco World's Fair on Treasure Island in 1940. From page 39 of: Tazu Kawamoto photo album (csudh_taz_0001). See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: taz_01_39_004
Koyasan Los Angeles Branch Tourist Party, airplane (ddr-csujad-25-137)
img Koyasan Los Angeles Branch Tourist Party, airplane (ddr-csujad-25-137)
A photograph of the tourists of the Koyasan Los Angeles Branch Tourist Party taken in an airplane at San Francisco International Airport. The same image is found in item: ucsb_jia_0128. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_08_03_009
Bishop Matsukage (ddr-csujad-11-26)
img Bishop Matsukage (ddr-csujad-11-26)
This photograph depicts Bishop Matsukage dressed in traditional clothing along with a procession on Buddhist Day on Treasure Island near San Francisco. From page 13 of: Tazu Kawamoto photo album (csudh_taz_0001). See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: taz_01_13_001
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