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Japanese Union Church of Santa Maria Triple Celebration : October 2, 1949. (20th Anniversary, completion of self support, and Rev. Y. Oshita's 20th year pastorate).
Japanese Union Church o...
1949 October 2
 
Title Japanese Union Church of Santa Maria Triple Celebration : October 2, 1949. (20th Anniversary, completion of self support, and Rev. Y. Oshita's 20th year pastorate).
Date 1949 October 2
Description A few dozen people sit at two long tables with additional people standing and sitting around a room's perimeter for the Triple Celebration at the Japanese Union Church of Santa Maria.
Taniguchi Family picture, Santa Maria : 1941. Mitsuo, Somio, Michiko and Mr. and Mrs. George (Ichitaro).
Taniguchi Family pictur...
1941
 
Title Taniguchi Family picture, Santa Maria : 1941. Mitsuo, Somio, Michiko and Mr. and Mrs. George (Ichitaro).
Date 1941
Description Mr. and Mrs. George (Ichitaro) Taniguchi sit on front of three standing children: Mitsuo, Somio, and Michiko.
Wong Family. Guadalupe : 1930. Top L-R: You Ung (Bud), Sam. Bottom: Mildred, George, Mother Hoberbinn. Visiting married sister in Santa Barbara.
Wong Family. Guadalupe ...
1930
 
Title Wong Family. Guadalupe : 1930. Top L-R: You Ung (Bud), Sam. Bottom: Mildred, George, Mother Hoberbinn. Visiting married sister in Santa Barbara.
Date 1930
Description Five young Wong Family members stand outside with Mother Hoberbinn sitting at the center.
R. M. Miyoshi Company, 700 W. Main, Santa Maria : 1932.
R. M. Miyoshi Company, ...
1932
 
Title R. M. Miyoshi Company, 700 W. Main, Santa Maria : 1932.
Date 1932
Description View of the interior of the R. M. Miyoshi Company store with workers and customers standing around. There are glass display cases on left, table filled with merchandise at center area, wood counter on right, and shelving against the walls.
Stripe bass fishing in front of Harold Shimizu home, Guadalupe : 1935. Harold Himizu, Charlie Maenaga and Yataka Makanolf.
Stripe bass fishing in ...
1935
 
Title Stripe bass fishing in front of Harold Shimizu home, Guadalupe : 1935. Harold Himizu, Charlie Maenaga and Yataka Makanolf.
Date 1935
Description Harold Himizu, Charlie Maenaga and Yataka Makanolf stand in a Guadalupe yard with several stripe bass strung up in front of the men.
Sumio Tsuyuki, Japanese employee of the Burpee Seed Company, Lompoc : 1933.
Sumio Tsuyuki, Japanese...
1933
 
Title Sumio Tsuyuki, Japanese employee of the Burpee Seed Company, Lompoc : 1933.
Date 1933
Description Sumio Tsuyuki stands on a doorstep.
Mr. Sakanashi, a Japanese foreman at the Burpee Seed Company, Lompoc : 1933. He lived on the Burpee property in a house provided by Burpee.
Mr. Sakanashi, a Japane...
1933
 
Title Mr. Sakanashi, a Japanese foreman at the Burpee Seed Company, Lompoc : 1933. He lived on the Burpee property in a house provided by Burpee.
Date 1933
Description Mr. Sakanashi stands near young plants in a garden that has rows on string between poles. Two-story building is in background.
A Japanese employee threshing calendulas by hand at Burpee's Foradale Farms, Lompoc : 1939.
A Japanese employee thr...
1939
 
Title A Japanese employee threshing calendulas by hand at Burpee's Foradale Farms, Lompoc : 1939.
Date 1939
Description A Burpee worker holds a pitchfork upwards near mounds of harvested calendula plants some of which are laying on a ground tarp.
The summer crew at the W. Atlee Burpee See Company Floradale Farms, Lompoc : about 1935. Members of Japanese families included are: Mary Tashiro, Mr. and Mrs. Sakanashi, Mr. Honda, Mr. Hirashi, Mas Honda, Sumino Tsuyuki.
The summer crew at the ...
1935
 
Title The summer crew at the W. Atlee Burpee See Company Floradale Farms, Lompoc : about 1935. Members of Japanese families included are: Mary Tashiro, Mr. and Mrs. Sakanashi, Mr. Honda, Mr. Hirashi, Mas Honda, Sumino Tsuyuki.
Date 1935
Description Group portrait of the W. Atlee Burpee See Company's summer crew at Floradale Farms, Lompoc.
Toshi C. Inouye, Lompoc High School, Class of 1936. Toshi was active in music and performing arts through high school. When she married, her husband, Hinode, took her name. As with all other Japanese [Americans], they too had to evacuate the coast in 1942. But Toshi and her husband came back to rear two children in Lompoc, a boy and a girl. Toshi lived there until her death in December 1993.
Toshi C. Inouye, Lompoc...
circa 1936
 
Title Toshi C. Inouye, Lompoc High School, Class of 1936. Toshi was active in music and performing arts through high school. When she married, her husband, Hinode, took her name. As with all other Japanese [Americans], they too had to evacuate the coast in 1942. But Toshi and her husband came back to rear two children in Lompoc, a boy and a girl. Toshi lived there until her death in December 1993.
Date circa 1936
Description Close up photograph of Toshi C. Inouye.
Miyoko Iwamoto, Lompoc High School, Class of 1939. Miyoko was known as "Miyo." Her family was among those who were evacuated from the California coast in 1942.
Miyoko Iwamoto, Lompoc ...
circa 1939
 
Title Miyoko Iwamoto, Lompoc High School, Class of 1939. Miyoko was known as "Miyo." Her family was among those who were evacuated from the California coast in 1942.
Date circa 1939
Description Close up photograph of Miyoko Iwamoto.
Ichiro Ota, active in track and basketball at Lompoc High School. Graduated in 1936.
Ichiro Ota, active in t...
circa 1936
 
Title Ichiro Ota, active in track and basketball at Lompoc High School. Graduated in 1936.
Date circa 1936
Description Close up photograph of Ichiro Ota.
June Tokuyama as a young girl in Lompoc, about 1930. She was a 1938 Lompoc High School graduate and a member of the Scholarship Society.
June Tokuyama as a youn...
circa 1930
 
Title June Tokuyama as a young girl in Lompoc, about 1930. She was a 1938 Lompoc High School graduate and a member of the Scholarship Society.
Date circa 1930
Description June Tokuyama wears traditional Japanese clothing and sits on couch.
Grave stone inscribed in Japanese, Evergreen Cemetery, Lompoc.
Grave stone inscribed i...
undated
 
Title Grave stone inscribed in Japanese, Evergreen Cemetery, Lompoc.
Date undated
Description Grave stone at Evergreen Cemetery, Lompoc, with the following inscritption, "Salchi Nakamura 1875-1929," and three columns of Japanese characters.
James Ezaki, Ruth Soko Ezaki and William Ezaki aged between 2 and 4 years, sitting in a watermelon patch, Carpinteria : 1909.
James Ezaki, Ruth Soko ...
1909
 
Title James Ezaki, Ruth Soko Ezaki and William Ezaki aged between 2 and 4 years, sitting in a watermelon patch, Carpinteria : 1909.
Date 1909
Description Young James Ezaki, Ruth Soko Ezaki and William Ezaki sit in a Carpinteria watermelon patch. Image originally obtained from Carpinteria Valley Museum of History.
Kenji Ota and Bobby Bates sitting in front of play house, Carpinteria : 1926.
Kenji Ota and Bobby Bat...
1926
 
Title Kenji Ota and Bobby Bates sitting in front of play house, Carpinteria : 1926.
Date 1926
Description Two boys, Kenji Ota and Bobby Bates sit by a small play house. Image originally obtained from Carpinteria Valley Museum of History.
Elizabeth Ezaki Brown, William Ezaki, Ruth Ezaki and James Ezaki with the mother under the Carpinteria grapevine, the largest grapevine in the world. Carpinteria : 1913.
Elizabeth Ezaki Brown, ...
1913
 
Title Elizabeth Ezaki Brown, William Ezaki, Ruth Ezaki and James Ezaki with the mother under the Carpinteria grapevine, the largest grapevine in the world. Carpinteria : 1913.
Date 1913
Description Four Ezaki children, Elizabeth, William, Ruth, James, and their mother stand under a pergola with grapevines trained on it. Image originally obtained from Carpinteria Valley Museum of History.
Carpinteria Boy Scout Troop with Kenji and Tom Ota in front of Carpinteria Union School : 1926. Kenji left of banner, Tom directly behind banner.
Carpinteria Boy Scout T...
1926
 
Title Carpinteria Boy Scout Troop with Kenji and Tom Ota in front of Carpinteria Union School : 1926. Kenji left of banner, Tom directly behind banner.
Date 1926
Description Boy Scouts stand in front of Carpinteria Union School; two boys hold sign, "Boy Scouts Troop I Carpinteria." Image originally obtained from Carpinteria Valley Museum of History.
Wedding of Linda Furokawa and Jack Matsuoka : Guadalupe Buddhist Church : December 25, 1940.
Wedding of Linda Furoka...
1940 December 25
 
Title Wedding of Linda Furokawa and Jack Matsuoka : Guadalupe Buddhist Church : December 25, 1940.
Date 1940 December 25
Description Wedding of Linda Furokawa and Jack Matsuoka, large group portrait at Guadalupe Buddhist Church. Celebrated by Rev. Martsura. Families present: Furukawa, Tomorka, Oisho, Makino, Minami, Murakami, Ikeda, Matsuoka and Inouye.
Mochi Tsuki : pounding of the rice cake for New Year at Harry Miyake's House, Guadalupe : December 1948.
Mochi Tsuki : pounding ...
1948 December
 
Title Mochi Tsuki : pounding of the rice cake for New Year at Harry Miyake's House, Guadalupe : December 1948.
Date 1948 December
Description Outside of Harry Miyake's house, Guadalupe, three men swing mallets toward stump mortar to pound rice cake for the New Year (Mochi Tsuki).
39th Annual Conference of the Pacific Japanese Mission : Santa Maria : June 28-July 3, 1938.
39th Annual Conference ...
1938 June 28-July 3
 
Title 39th Annual Conference of the Pacific Japanese Mission : Santa Maria : June 28-July 3, 1938.
Date 1938 June 28-July 3
Description A large group of people stand outside of the Christ United Methodist Church, Santa Maria, at the 39th Annual Conference of the Pacific Japanese Mission.
Evacuation of the Santa Maria Japanese to Tulare Assembly Center from the Christ United Methodist Church, 219 N. Mary Dr., Santa Maria : April 30, 1942.
Evacuation of the Santa...
1942 April 30
 
Title Evacuation of the Santa Maria Japanese to Tulare Assembly Center from the Christ United Methodist Church, 219 N. Mary Dr., Santa Maria : April 30, 1942.
Date 1942 April 30
Description Military personnel with back to camera watch people who stand outside the Christ United Methodist Church in Santa Maria with boxes, trunks and bags in piles on the ground, for evacuation to Tulare Assembly Center.
Mas Honda, a Japanese employee of the Burpee Seed Company : Lompoc : 1939 ; he is seen here on the left, sewing cages to isolate the seed specimens.
Mas Honda, a Japanese e...
1939
 
Title Mas Honda, a Japanese employee of the Burpee Seed Company : Lompoc : 1939 ; he is seen here on the left, sewing cages to isolate the seed specimens.
Date 1939
Description Mas Honda and another man sew cloth at cabinet sewing machines at Burpee Seed Company, Lompoc.
Mr. Hayashi and Mr. Tabuchi, Japanese workers using the hand flower seed planters : 1939.
Mr. Hayashi and Mr. Tab...
1939
 
Title Mr. Hayashi and Mr. Tabuchi, Japanese workers using the hand flower seed planters : 1939.
Date 1939
Description Japanese workers, Mr. Hayashi and Mr. Tabuchi, walk in field and each pushes a small hand flower seed planter.
Japanese employees screening seed by hand for Burpee Seeds : Lompoc : 1939.
Japanese employees scre...
1939
 
Title Japanese employees screening seed by hand for Burpee Seeds : Lompoc : 1939.
Date 1939
Description Three hatted men stand in field screening seed by hand for Burpee Seeds, Lompoc. One employee shovels soil onto shallow screen tray that the other two men hold.
Japanese employees threshing by hand at W. Atlee Burpee Company, Floradale Farms, Lompoc : 1939.
Japanese employees thre...
1939
 
Title Japanese employees threshing by hand at W. Atlee Burpee Company, Floradale Farms, Lompoc : 1939.
Date 1939
Description At Floradale Farms, Lompoc, W. Atlee Burpee Company workers use pitch forks on dried stalks in field; in background three other people stand.
Japanese employees cutting and stacking sweet pea seeds at the Floradale Farms, grown by the Burpee Seed Company : 1939 ; mules were used in this operation until the 1950s.
Japanese employees cutt...
1939
 
Title Japanese employees cutting and stacking sweet pea seeds at the Floradale Farms, grown by the Burpee Seed Company : 1939 ; mules were used in this operation until the 1950s.
Date 1939
Description At Floradale Farms, Burpee Seed Company employees work in sweet pea field. Also in the field are mules and a flatbed truck with a sign on truck door, "Burpee Seeds Grow."
Japanese Fashion Show : Jamboree, Lompoc High School, La Purisima : 1936 ; ten percent of the 1936 class graduating from Lompoc High School was Japanese ; the influence of the Orient prevailed when the students chose to include a Japanese Fashion Show in their Jamboree ; yearbook photo, 1936.
Japanese Fashion Show :...
1936
 
Title Japanese Fashion Show : Jamboree, Lompoc High School, La Purisima : 1936 ; ten percent of the 1936 class graduating from Lompoc High School was Japanese ; the influence of the Orient prevailed when the students chose to include a Japanese Fashion Show in their Jamboree ; yearbook photo, 1936.
Date 1936
Description High school students in traditional Japanese attire pose in front of floral backdrop at the Japanese Fashion Show at Lompoc High School, La Purisima. Ten percent of the 1936 graduating class was Japanese.
The Scholarship Society, Lompoc High School : 1938 ; the Society was an example of the hardworking and academically conscientious Japanese students ; president: LeRoy Bowersox ; secretary-treasurer: Margaret Martin ; seniors: LeRoy Bowersox, Hanako Shirokawa, June Tokuyuma, Thelma Donelson, Margaret Martin, Mary Henderson, and Wilma Lewis ; juniors: Yaeko Iwamoto, Kimiko Sokanashi, and Miyoko Iwamoto ; sophomores: Shirley Martin, Megumi Hotta, Evelyn Houck, and Takeo Iwamoto.
The Scholarship Society...
1938
 
Title The Scholarship Society, Lompoc High School : 1938 ; the Society was an example of the hardworking and academically conscientious Japanese students ; president: LeRoy Bowersox ; secretary-treasurer: Margaret Martin ; seniors: LeRoy Bowersox, Hanako Shirokawa, June Tokuyuma, Thelma Donelson, Margaret Martin, Mary Henderson, and Wilma Lewis ; juniors: Yaeko Iwamoto, Kimiko Sokanashi, and Miyoko Iwamoto ; sophomores: Shirley Martin, Megumi Hotta, Evelyn Houck, and Takeo Iwamoto.
Date 1938
Description Lompoc High School Scholarship Society students stand in two rows on steps in front of building
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