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Wedding photo (ddr-densho-24-7)
img Wedding photo (ddr-densho-24-7)
Sawano Hamamoto (19 yrs) & Bunshiro Tazuma (30 yrs).
The Tazuma Ten-Cent Store (ddr-densho-24-13)
img The Tazuma Ten-Cent Store (ddr-densho-24-13)
Bunshiro and Sawano Tazuma owned the Tazuma Ten-Cent Store located at 12th Avenue and Jackson Street in Seattle's Nihonmachi, or Japantown. The store sold both American- and Japanese-made goods. Front: Yukio Tazuma. Back (left to right): Sawano and Bunshiro Tazuma.
Photo of an Issei woman (ddr-densho-24-4)
img Photo of an Issei woman (ddr-densho-24-4)
Sawano Hamamoto, age 18, later to marry Bunshiro Tazuma.
Photo of an Issei woman (ddr-densho-24-5)
img Photo of an Issei woman (ddr-densho-24-5)
Sawano Hamamoto, age 16, later to marry Bunshiro Tazuma.
Medical inspection card (ddr-densho-23-14)
doc Medical inspection card (ddr-densho-23-14)
Bunshiro Tazuma was a longtime Seattle resident and the owner of the Tazuma Ten-Cent Store in Seattle's Nihonmachi. In 1917, he immigrated to Seattle and became a permanent resident. (From 1908 to 1914, he had worked in Montana.) The Issei were required to carry medical inspection cards in conjunction with several other documents to show that …
Immigrant inspection card (ddr-densho-23-12)
doc Immigrant inspection card (ddr-densho-23-12)
Immigrants were required by the Immigration and Naturalization Service to carry an inspection card. During their voyage from Japan, Issei were checked daily to ensure that they were not carrying communicable diseases (see bottom portion of first page). Information from the card indicates that the steamship voyage from Japan took approximately eighteen days. This card belonged …
Japanese passport (ddr-densho-23-5)
doc Japanese passport (ddr-densho-23-5)
English and French translations of the Japanese passport belonging to Bunshiro Tazuma. The Issei, mostly young Japanese males, began immigrating to the United States in the late 1800s. Many were farmers or students with dreams of returning to Japan after making their fortunes in America. The vast majority never realized this dream.
Naturalization certificate (ddr-densho-23-15)
doc Naturalization certificate (ddr-densho-23-15)
Certificate of naturalization for Bunshiro Tazuma, aged seventy. The landmark case Ozawa v. United States (United States Supreme Court, 1922) barred the Issei from becoming American citizens even though many had been permanent residents since the late 1800s. In 1952, the Immigration and Nationality Act was passed, and the Issei were finally allowed to become citizens.
Alien certificate of identification (ddr-densho-23-8)
doc Alien certificate of identification (ddr-densho-23-8)
After the bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, Issei were required to carry identification documents because of their alien status. (Issei were barred from becoming naturalized citizens until 1952.) This document belonged to Bunshiro Tazuma, a permanent resident of Seattle since 1917. The identification certificate was the same size as an American passport and …
Funeral service for an Issei man (ddr-densho-24-25)
img Funeral service for an Issei man (ddr-densho-24-25)
Seattle Buddhist Temple funeral service for Bunshiro Tazuma, 104 yrs old. His grandchildren served as pallbearers. L to R clockwise: Kirk (12 yrs), Frances (37 yrs), Stan (27 yrs), Tom (31 yrs), Ron (28 yrs), Larry (22 yrs), Ray (26 yrs), Laurie (35 yrs), Grace (21 yrs).
Photo of Issei man (ddr-densho-24-21)
img Photo of Issei man (ddr-densho-24-21)
Bunshiro Tazuma, 89 years old, receives the "Order of the Rising Sun" (6th class medal) from the Japanese government at the Japanese Consulate.
Naturalization certificate (ddr-densho-23-16)
doc Naturalization certificate (ddr-densho-23-16)
Sawano Tazuma and her husband Bunshiro operated the Tazuma Ten-Cent Store at 12th Avenue and Jackson Street in Seattle's Nihonmachi. The Tazumas were not allowed to become naturalized American citizens until 1952, when the Immigration and Nationality Act was passed. Sawano finally became a citizen in 1954 at the age of fifty-eight, thirty-five years after settling …
Issei couple sitting on barracks porch (ddr-densho-24-20)
img Issei couple sitting on barracks porch (ddr-densho-24-20)
Sawano (left), and Bunshiro Tazuma in front of their barrack. The Tazumas were originally from Seattle, Washington, and owned the Tazuma Ten-Cent Store on Jackson Street before World War II.
Issei man's 100th birthday (ddr-densho-24-22)
img Issei man's 100th birthday (ddr-densho-24-22)
Bunshiro Tazuma celebrates his 100th birthday. His son Nobi, sixty-three years old, stands next to him.
Family portrait (ddr-densho-24-10)
img Family portrait (ddr-densho-24-10)
Tazuma family (L to R): Sawano (25 yrs old), Elmer (4 yrs old), Bunshiro (36 yrs old).
Family portrait (ddr-densho-24-2)
img Family portrait (ddr-densho-24-2)
Tazuma family photo: Front (L to R): Sawano, Jimbo, Yuki, Bunshiro; Back (L to R): Nobi, Elmer.
Funeral service for an Issei woman (ddr-densho-24-23)
img Funeral service for an Issei woman (ddr-densho-24-23)
Funeral service for Sawano Tazuma (90 yrs old at the time of her death). L to R: Jim (60 yrs), Yukio (57 yrs), Bunshiro (102 yrs), Nobi (64 yrs), Elmer (70 yrs).
Twenty-fifth wedding anniversary family photo (ddr-densho-24-16)
img Twenty-fifth wedding anniversary family photo (ddr-densho-24-16)
L to R: Jim (14 yrs), Bunshiro (55 yrs), Elmer (23 yrs), Sawano (44 yrs), Nobi (18 yrs), Yuki (11 yrs).
Funeral service for an Issei man (ddr-densho-24-24)
img Funeral service for an Issei man (ddr-densho-24-24)
Funeral service for Bunshiro Tazuma who died on 3/29/88 at 104 years old. Sons & spouses (L to R): Frances (59 yrs), Jim (62 yrs), Miyoka (58 yrs), Nobi (67 yrs), Elmer (72 yrs), Masako (62 yrs), Yukio (59 yrs), Kimi (50 yrs).
Issei couple's 70th wedding anniversary (ddr-densho-24-26)
img Issei couple's 70th wedding anniversary (ddr-densho-24-26)
Front row (L to R): Yuki (56), Kirk (9), Elmer (68), Bunshiro (100), Sawano (89), Nobi (63). Middle row (L to R): Kimi (47), Masako (59), Frances Tazuma-Hamanishi (34), Larry (19), Grace (18), Roy (23), Miyoko (55). Back row (L to R): Stanley (24), Ron (25), Tom (28), Marvin Hamanishi (34).
Tazuma Collection (ddr-densho-23)
Collection Tazuma Collection (ddr-densho-23)
The Tazuma collection, 1917-1950s, focuses on the Tazuma family, owners of a store in Seattle's Nihonmachi. This collection contains photographs of the family, their store, and recreational activities such as football and judo. There are also several views of the family at the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Documents include Bunshiro Tazuma's immigration papers and the Tazumas' …
Seattle Chapter, JACL Reporter, Vol. 27, No. 4, April 1990 (ddr-sjacl-1-386)
doc Seattle Chapter, JACL Reporter, Vol. 27, No. 4, April 1990 (ddr-sjacl-1-386)
Newsletter covering the following topics: Scholarships include Tamesa, Andrews, and Bunshiro Tazuma; Doshi Kai report; Board Profiles: Wayne Kimura, Bruce Echigoshima, Massie Tomita, May Sasaki; April 21, 1990-Redress Workshop, Blaine, Bob Bratt speaker (WA Coalition for Redress-Seattle, Lake Washington, Puyallup Valley, and White River JACL.
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