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Children from Nihonmachi (ddr-densho-23-1)
img Children from Nihonmachi (ddr-densho-23-1)
Six neighborhood boys pose for photographer Elmer Tazuma. Front (left to right): Tsuji Yoshihara, Tadao Shibuya, and Junkichi Tazuma. Back: Nobi Tazuma, Frank Takano, and Takeshi Shibuya.
Testimony of Elmer S. Tazuma (ddr-densho-67-204)
doc Testimony of Elmer S. Tazuma (ddr-densho-67-204)
Written testimony of Elmer S. Tazuma of Seattle, Washington. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Thursday, September 10, 1981, in the section titled "Family Impact and Justice." Personal information excised by Densho.
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.
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).
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 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).
Takashi Hori - Yoshito Mizuta - Elmer Tazuma Interview (ddr-densho-1000-25)
vh Takashi Hori - Yoshito Mizuta - Elmer Tazuma Interview (ddr-densho-1000-25)
Mr. Hori was born in 1918, Mr. Mizuta was born in 1914, and Mr. Tazuma was born in 1916. Both Mr. Hori and Mr. Mizuta are Nisei, and Mr. Tazuma is an Issei. All three grew up in Seattle and owned hotels in the International District. In this group interview, they discuss Japanese American hotel ownership …
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).

Narrator Elmer Tazuma

Issei male. Born March 30, 1916, in Kure, Japan. Immigrated with parents to Seattle as a child, where parents ran several hotels and apartment buildings in the International District, as well as the Tazuma Ten Cent store. In his interview, discusses Japanese American hotel ownership from the early to mid-1900s and the role of the hotel …
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' …
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