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Japanese Americans at a cabin in Mosier, Oregon (ddr-densho-259-279)
img Japanese Americans at a cabin in Mosier, Oregon (ddr-densho-259-279)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "The reason why we were all [at a cabin in Mosier, Oregon] that summer was because along about 1929 [Masuo Yasui] developed an almost lethal case of lobar pneumonia [His wife, Shidzuyo] insisted that he quit work entirely and work on the business of getting well. To that end our whole family …
Yasui Brothers store in Hood River (ddr-densho-259-160)
img Yasui Brothers store in Hood River (ddr-densho-259-160)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "Daiichi Takeoka and Keisuke Ito of Portland, [Masuo Yasui], [Shidzuyo Yasui] and Senichi Tomihiro standing in front of the main door to the second Yasui Brothers store in Hood River."
Family gathering in Japanese cemetery (ddr-densho-259-281)
img Family gathering in Japanese cemetery (ddr-densho-259-281)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "A gathering of the Yasui family clan at the family cemetery in Nanukaichi in the summer of 1926, when the American Yasuis visited their Japanese relatives."
Issei men and woman on the sidewalk (ddr-densho-259-144)
img Issei men and woman on the sidewalk (ddr-densho-259-144)
Caption by Yuka Yasui: "Mitsie Yamaki, Mr. Yamaki [Yeitaro Yamaki?], Shig, Dad [Masuo Yasui]."
Men near a bridge (ddr-densho-259-20)
img Men near a bridge (ddr-densho-259-20)
Four Japanese American men near a bridge, two of whom are Daiichi Takeoka and Masuo Yasui.
Two Japanese American families on farmland (ddr-densho-259-247)
img Two Japanese American families on farmland (ddr-densho-259-247)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "Nikkei visitors to what must surely have been the Willow Flat farm both [Shidzuyo and Masuo Yasui] are dressed in their farm working clothes This photo shows the typical farm working clothes that [Shidzuyo]--and almost all of the Hood River valley Issei women of the time wore, when working in the orchards …
Issei men at a funeral (ddr-densho-259-340)
img Issei men at a funeral (ddr-densho-259-340)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "Group of 50 or more well dressed Issei men, many of whom appear to be wearing black armbands, so this may have been a post-funeral scene. This gathering may have been to mourn the death of the Emperor Meiji."
Hiking party outside a lodge in Mount Hood, Oregon (ddr-densho-259-17)
img Hiking party outside a lodge in Mount Hood, Oregon (ddr-densho-259-17)
Three men and three boys standing in front of what may be the Cloud Cap Inn Lodge in Cooper Spur, on the northwestern slope of Mount Hood in Oregon. The men are wearing canvas puttees and hiking shoes.
Issei men and Nisei girl on farmland (ddr-densho-259-248)
img Issei men and Nisei girl on farmland (ddr-densho-259-248)
Masuo Yasui with two unidentified Issei men and one unidentified Nisei girl on farmland.
Portrait of two young men in Japan (ddr-densho-259-61)
img Portrait of two young men in Japan (ddr-densho-259-61)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "This Japanese picture of [Masuo Yasui] and a friend shows both of them in Western gear. My guess is that both of these young boys were getting ready to emigrate to the U.S., but I don't know who his buddy was."
Issei and Nisei men at railroad depot (ddr-densho-259-148)
img Issei and Nisei men at railroad depot (ddr-densho-259-148)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "[Masuo Yasui], Kay and Ches, together with an unidentified Japanese man, standing in front of the old Hood River Railroad Depot I will guess that Kay was 17 here, and Ches 16."
Issei men in suits wearing Japanese flag lapel pins (ddr-densho-259-344)
img Issei men in suits wearing Japanese flag lapel pins (ddr-densho-259-344)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "Group of Issei men in business suits, all of them wearing Japanese flag lapel pins There are strings of paper flags of many nations strung from the ceiling...I will guess that this was some sort of celebration of Japan's entry into World War I on the side of the Allies, because I …
Issei men in feudal Japanese costumes (ddr-densho-259-229)
img Issei men in feudal Japanese costumes (ddr-densho-259-229)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "A group of Issei men dressed in feudal Japanese costumes These ancient Japanese costumes represented the samurai, and possibly some of the entourage of a daimyo (a samurai lord); some of the priestly class; the artisan class represented by men in workmen's clothing and carrying framing squares; and interestingly, a couple of …
Fourth of July parade (ddr-densho-259-448)
img Fourth of July parade (ddr-densho-259-448)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "An early Hood River parade, showing the [Hood River] Japanese marching up Oak Street in medieval costumes, probably during the Fourth of July. According to Ruth Guppy, this parade was held on July 4, 1914, following a production of Gilbert & Sullivan's The Mikado at Coe's Spring...[Masuo Yasui] can be seen in …
Crew of Japanese laborers (ddr-densho-259-354)
img Crew of Japanese laborers (ddr-densho-259-354)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "A group of Japanese laborers standing in the back row, and a group sitting in the front on the ground I will guess that this crew was picking applies."
Issei men and a woman standing by a guard rail (ddr-densho-259-214)
img Issei men and a woman standing by a guard rail (ddr-densho-259-214)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "[Masuo Yasui] with 2 other Issei men and a woman [shows] the front part of what I think was our old Studebaker."
img "Issei men posed in front of Buddhist church" (ddr-densho-259-336)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "Group of Issei men posed in front of Buddhist church. Most probably members of Nipponjin Kai."
Japanese American and white men and boys at St. Marks church (ddr-densho-259-197)
img Japanese American and white men and boys at St. Marks church (ddr-densho-259-197)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "St. Marks Church in Hood River, showing [Masuo Yasui], several Issei men, a Caucasian minister, and remarkably, a Japanese minister not Isaac Inouye. St. Marks was either a Catholic or Episcopalian church--or maybe it was a Lutheran church. In any event, the two clerics are wearing their collars backwards, as Catholic and …
Japanese American and white men and boys at St. Marks church (ddr-densho-259-110)
img Japanese American and white men and boys at St. Marks church (ddr-densho-259-110)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "St. Marks Church in Hood River, showing [Masuo Yasui], several Issei men, a Caucasian minister, and remarkably, a Japanese minister not Isaac Inouye. St. Marks was either a Catholic or Episcopalian church--or maybe it was a Lutheran church. In any event, the two clerics are wearing their collars backwards, as Catholic and …
Issei men at train depot (ddr-densho-259-157)
img Issei men at train depot (ddr-densho-259-157)
Caption by Yuka Yasui: "Hood River Depot, Chan [Renichi Fujimoto], Dad [Masuo Yasui]."
Issei men in hansom cab (ddr-densho-259-278)
img Issei men in hansom cab (ddr-densho-259-278)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "[Masuo Yasui], the Reverend S. Yoshioka, and A. Ikeda (the driver) in a horse-drawn hansom cab. Behind the cab, the first Yasui brothers store with the sign, is seen. The street which surely must have been State Street, was a dirt road."
img "Nikkei farm family scene" (ddr-densho-259-358)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "A Nikkei farm family scene, taken at one of the early Yasui farms in Summit, which is slightly north and a little west of Odell, Oregon. The farm 'family' was mostly the young Masuo and Shidzuyo Yasuis Sitting back left is, I believe, Yoshizaemon Mori...I think that standing in the center is …
img "Issei men posed in front of Buddhist church" (ddr-densho-259-338)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "Group of Issei men posed in front of Buddhist church. Most probably members of Nipponjin Kai."
Issei men alongside a touring car (ddr-densho-259-192)
img Issei men alongside a touring car (ddr-densho-259-192)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "[Masuo Yasui] and another man standing alongside a touring car. The interesting thing about this picture is that the sign on the wall of the building says, 'E.C. Smith Motor Co.' I doubt that this was a business run by Ernest C. Smith, [Masuo]'s old friend. but who knows? E.C. Smith's business …
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