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Funeral attendees in front of the Yakima Buddhist Church (ddr-densho-293-26)
img Funeral attendees in front of the Yakima Buddhist Church (ddr-densho-293-26)
Reverend Tesho Matsumoto presiding over the funeral. Reverend Matsumoto, leader of the Wapato Buddhist Church, spoke in defense of his community's loyalty to the United States and removed the swastika image that had formerly adorned the church facade. Prior to its appropriation by Adolph Hitler (1889-1945), the swastika was used by a wide variety of groups …
9th Annual NWYBL convention (ddr-sbbt-3-7)
img 9th Annual NWYBL convention (ddr-sbbt-3-7)
Group photograph of the Ninth Annual Northwest Young Buddhist League convention attendees.

Narrator Kazue Yamamoto

Nisei female. Born January 14, 1927, in Wapato, Washington, where family operated a truck farm. Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed to North Portland Assembly Center and Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. Family left camp in 1945 for Spokane, Washington. Worked as a domestic on Spokane's South Hill before becoming a licensed beautician. Married husband …

Narrator Kara Kondo

Nisei female. Born 1916 in the Yakima valley, Washington, and spent childhood in Wapato, Washington. Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed to the North Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and then to the Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. Was on the staff of the camp newspaper, the Heart Mountain Sentinel. Left camp for Chicago, Illinois, and …
Sakahara and Tanaka Families Collection (ddr-densho-316)
Collection Sakahara and Tanaka Families Collection (ddr-densho-316)
A family photograph album documenting the Sakahara and Tanaka families' pre-World War II life on Vashon Island and other areas of Washington State. The Tanakas were farmers on Vashon Island between 1916 and 1940. Hatsuguma Tanaka was buried on Vashon Island in 1940. Hatsuguma's wife Momoye later married Sam Torakichi Migita and moved to Wapato, Washington. …
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