Japanese Internment Camp Art | Origami Umbrella “Wagasa” made of Cigarette Pack Wrappers

Japanese Internment Camp Art | Origami Umbrella “Wagasa” made of Cigarette Pack Wrappers

My Jichan and Uncle Charlie 100th Infantry Battalion, 442nd RCT

My Jichan and Uncle Charlie 100th Infantry Battalion, 442nd RCT

Jichan's Uniform

Jichan's Uniform

Noren 暖簾 | Japanese shop curtain

Noren 暖簾 | Japanese shop curtain

Kamon 家紋 - Japanese emblems used to decorate and identify an individual or family. Similar to the coats of arms in Europe.

Kamon 家紋 - Japanese emblems used to decorate and identify an individual or family. Similar to the coats of arms in Europe.

Kichigoro and Hatsu Tanimura. Photo courtesy of Fran Schwamm.

Kichigoro and Hatsu Tanimura. Photo courtesy of Fran Schwamm.

Kodomo No Tame Ni (For the Sake of the Children): The Life of Kichigoro Tanimura

Kodomo No Tame Ni (For the Sake of the Children): The Life of Kichigoro Tanimura

For twenty-five years, Kichigoro Tanimura called San Juan Bautista home. Arriving in 1897, Mr. Tanimura (pronounced tah-nee-moo-rah) was an Issei, a first generation Japanese immigrant to the United States, who hoped the experience would improve his family’s dire circumstances. For the past several years, Fran Schwamm, Mr. Tanimura’s paternal granddaughter, has painstakingly researched and documented her grandfather’s life in an effort to cement his place in history. Among the first Japanese…

For twenty-five years, Kichigoro Tanimura called San Juan Bautista home. Arriving in 1897, Mr. Tanimura (pronounced tah-nee-moo-rah) was an Issei, a first generation Japanese immigrant to the United States, who hoped the experience would improve his family’s dire circumstances. For the past several years, Fran Schwamm, Mr. Tanimura’s paternal granddaughter, has painstakingly researched and documented her grandfather’s life in an effort to cement his place in history. Among the first Japanese…

Full suit of Japanese Samurai armour (Gusoku), 16th to 18th century; Edo period Japanese Lacquered iron, mail, silk, copper-gilt.

Full suit of Japanese Samurai armour (Gusoku), 16th to 18th century; Edo period Japanese Lacquered iron, mail, silk, copper-gilt.

Kichigoro and Hatsu Tanimura. Photo courtesy of Fran Schwamm.

Kichigoro and Hatsu Tanimura. Photo courtesy of Fran Schwamm.

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