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The Wada family photographs features two negatives and ten pre-World War II images of mainly the Wada family as well as some images of members from the Ushijima family. Most of the items in this collection have been digitized and are available online.
Kamekichi Wada was an Issei (first generation Japanese American) born in Yanai, Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan in 1874. He immigrated to the United States in 1902 and eventually settled and became a truck farmer in Gardena, California. He later married Tomo Ikunaga (1884-1960) in 1913 and had four children. Kamekichi's son from a previous marriage, Nobukazu or Nobuichi Norman (1906-1997), joined his father and new family and immigrated to the U.S. also from Yanai, Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan in 1921. Nobuichi married Tsushie Ushijima (1907-1998) in 1928 and had six children they named Yoshiko (1929-), Kaoru (1930-2002), Satoru Sam (1932-2006), Isao (1934-2008), Atsuko Nancy (1935-2002), and Junko (1936-).
1 box (12 images)
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