Nikkei Album

Nikkei Album is a multimedia community storytelling tool. Explore the albums created by our global community and then share and preserve your own personal, family, and community stories!

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Sumo Tournament July 1942, Merced Assembly Center


My Dad didn't lie to me about being a Sumotori.  He's the short one on the very right, Don Honda.  Picture taken July 1942. These photo's were handed to me ...

community history
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Nut at Gila River


My grandfather was a block cook at Gila River.   In 1944, Grace Lawson, a nutritionist, came to camp to give basic nutrition and cooking lessons.   This album contains copies of ...

Camp History
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My grandfather's army photos.


These are photos from my grandfather's photo album.   He was drafted into the Army five months before the war ended so he never went overseas.

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