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Portrait of an Issei family (ddr-densho-259-161)
img Portrait of an Issei family (ddr-densho-259-161)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "The Katsusaburo and Michiko Tamura family, showing [left to right] Alice, Mrs. Michiko, George, Oscar, Katsusaburo & Harry."
Nikkei family seated in living room (ddr-densho-259-393)
img Nikkei family seated in living room (ddr-densho-259-393)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "The Katsusaburo and Michiko Tamura family portrait, taken in their home located jear the old Emory (?) sawmill east of Odell, [Oregon]. Seated, [left to right]: Michiko (mother), Alice, unidentified Issei man, George & Oscar. Standing, [left to right]: Katsusaburo (father) & Harry."
Jessie Hatsue Akiyama Okazaki Harry Interview Segment 6 (ddr-one-7-59-6)
vh Jessie Hatsue Akiyama Okazaki Harry Interview Segment 6 (ddr-one-7-59-6)
Foods eaten at home

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Jessie Hatsue Akiyama Okazaki Harry Interview Segment 10 (ddr-one-7-59-10)
vh Jessie Hatsue Akiyama Okazaki Harry Interview Segment 10 (ddr-one-7-59-10)
Graduating from high school in camp

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Jessie Hatsue Akiyama Okazaki Harry Interview Segment 5 (ddr-one-7-59-5)
vh Jessie Hatsue Akiyama Okazaki Harry Interview Segment 5 (ddr-one-7-59-5)
Childhood memories: Japanese language school and family trips

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Jessie Hatsue Akiyama Okazaki Harry Interview Segment 16 (ddr-one-7-59-16)
vh Jessie Hatsue Akiyama Okazaki Harry Interview Segment 16 (ddr-one-7-59-16)
Reflections

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Jessie Hatsue Akiyama Okazaki Harry Interview Segment 7 (ddr-one-7-59-7)
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Hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor

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Jessie Hatsue Akiyama Okazaki Harry Interview Segment 12 (ddr-one-7-59-12)
vh Jessie Hatsue Akiyama Okazaki Harry Interview Segment 12 (ddr-one-7-59-12)
Returning to Hood River, hearing about discrimination

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Jessie Hatsue Akiyama Okazaki Harry Interview Segment 3 (ddr-one-7-59-3)
vh Jessie Hatsue Akiyama Okazaki Harry Interview Segment 3 (ddr-one-7-59-3)
Living in a log cabin as a child

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Jessie Hatsue Akiyama Okazaki Harry Interview Segment 1 (ddr-one-7-59-1)
vh Jessie Hatsue Akiyama Okazaki Harry Interview Segment 1 (ddr-one-7-59-1)
Family background

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Jessie Hatsue Akiyama Okazaki Harry Interview Segment 13 (ddr-one-7-59-13)
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Meeting future husband and getting married

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Jessie Hatsue Akiyama Okazaki Harry Interview Segment 14 (ddr-one-7-59-14)
vh Jessie Hatsue Akiyama Okazaki Harry Interview Segment 14 (ddr-one-7-59-14)
Remarriage after husband's passing

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Jessie Hatsue Akiyama Okazaki Harry Interview Segment 11 (ddr-one-7-59-11)
vh Jessie Hatsue Akiyama Okazaki Harry Interview Segment 11 (ddr-one-7-59-11)
Leaving camp to attend sewing school

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Jessie Hatsue Akiyama Okazaki Harry Interview Segment 4 (ddr-one-7-59-4)
vh Jessie Hatsue Akiyama Okazaki Harry Interview Segment 4 (ddr-one-7-59-4)
Attending school and bringing Japanese food for lunch

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Jessie Hatsue Akiyama Okazaki Harry Interview Segment 8 (ddr-one-7-59-8)
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Taking the train to the Pinedale Assembly Center

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Jessie Hatsue Akiyama Okazaki Harry Interview Segment 2 (ddr-one-7-59-2)
vh Jessie Hatsue Akiyama Okazaki Harry Interview Segment 2 (ddr-one-7-59-2)
Parents' prewar farming: purchasing land with the help of a family friend

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Jessie Hatsue Akiyama Okazaki Harry Interview Segment 9 (ddr-one-7-59-9)
vh Jessie Hatsue Akiyama Okazaki Harry Interview Segment 9 (ddr-one-7-59-9)
First seeing Minidoka: "Is this where I'm going to be for the rest of my life?"

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Jessie Hatsue Akiyama Okazaki Harry Interview Segment 15 (ddr-one-7-59-15)
vh Jessie Hatsue Akiyama Okazaki Harry Interview Segment 15 (ddr-one-7-59-15)
Mother's feelings about remaining in the United States

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Jessie Hatsue Akiyama Okazaki Harry Interview (ddr-one-7-59)
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Nisei female. Born October 24, 1925, in Parkdale, Oregon. Grew up in Parkdale, where parents ran a farm. During World War II, removed to the Pinedale Assembly Center, California, and the Tule Lake concentration camp, California, before transferring with family to the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Left camp to attend sewing school in New York before …
Hood River Japanese community band (ddr-densho-259-319)
img Hood River Japanese community band (ddr-densho-259-319)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "The Hood River Japanese community band--or maybe it was the Hood River Japanese Methodist Church Band I think that LeRoy Burns used to lead this band and maybe later on it was a Mr. Savo, but in this picture, neither of them are pictured. This was taken on the wooden front steps …
Hood River Japanese Methodist Church Orchestra (ddr-densho-259-323)
img Hood River Japanese Methodist Church Orchestra (ddr-densho-259-323)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "The Hood River Japanese Methodist Church orchestra. This was not the same organization as the band. Here LeRoy (?) Burns was the orchestra organizer, leader and instructor. I think that Rev. [Isaac] Inouye just lent moral support. Notice that on the bass drum...it reads, 'H.R.H.S.', and 'Japanese'...HRHS of course stood for Hood …
Young People's Christian Conference (ddr-densho-259-288)
img Young People's Christian Conference (ddr-densho-259-288)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "Posed group photo of many young Nisei This surely must have been another YPCC gathering this conference likely took place at a church in Portland."
Young People's Christian Conference (photocopy) (ddr-densho-259-286)
img Young People's Christian Conference (photocopy) (ddr-densho-259-286)
Photocopy. Caption by Homer Yasui: "Posed group photo of many young Nisei This surely must have been another YPCC gathering this conference likely took place at a church in Portland."
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 49, No. 23 (December 4, 1959) (ddr-pc-31-49)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 49, No. 23 (December 4, 1959) (ddr-pc-31-49)
Selected article titles: "8 Rocky Mountain Nisei honored for community service at Mtn.-PDC confab" (p. 1), "40 and 8 refuses to drop 'white' only membership" (p. 2), "Calif. Att'y General holds real estate men to Unruh Act" (p. 3), "Evacuation days to be recalled" (p. 3), "Li'l Tokio community center hopes revived by consul-gen'l" (p. 7).
Young People's Christian Conference (ddr-densho-259-365)
img Young People's Christian Conference (ddr-densho-259-365)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "I think that this gathering took place in front of what was then called the Centenary Wilbur Methodist Church, in Portland I suspect that this was a YPCC--Young People's Christian Conference--because many of the Nisei are wearing identification badges."
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