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Guide to the Kikuyo Morimoto Nakatani papers
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SERIES 1. Personal Legal and Financial Documents, 1905-1991

Series Description

(Box 1-Box 2, 19 file folders) The personal legal and financial series encompasses the documentation related to the personal legal and financial material for Kikuyo Nakatani. Materials include documents, passports, funeral documents, Government letters, notes, address book, business cards, and bank statements/correspondence. The language of materials are in English and Japanese. Folder contents are listed on the subsequent pages.
Box 1, Folder 1

Legal documents, 1905-1989

Box 1, Folder 2

Kikuyo Nakatani Passports, 1965-1987

Box 1, Folder 3

Documents found in “Oneness, Dedication of Florin Buddhist Temple, 1976” book, 1960

Box 1, Folder 4

Contribution documents to Florin Buddhist Church found in “5oth Anniversary Florin Buddhist Church” booklets, 1969

Box 1, Folder 5

Envelope found with “The hands and feet of the heart”, n.d.

Box 1, Folder 6

Address Book with Notes and Business Cards, n.d.

Box 1, Folder 7

Funeral Announcements for Mrs. Ichi Taketa and Mrs. Hiro Nishi, 1972,1975

Box 1, Folder 8

Kikuyo Nakatani Funeral, 1957, 1972

Box 1, Folder 9

Mother’s funeral documents, 1983, 1990- 1991

Box 1, Folder 10

Kinjiro Nakatani Funeral, 1957-1958

Box 1, Folder 11

Kinjiro Nakatani Funeral, 1957

Box 1, Folder 12

Letter from President Bush to Internees, October 1990 1990

Box 1, Folder 13

Consulate General of Japan Survivor Benefits Letters, 1954-1955

Box 1, Folder 14

Redress Payment Letters, 1988-1990

Box 1, Folder 15

Pension Account Termination Correspondence and Documentation [Survivor Benefits], 1961-1963 (?), 1989-1991

General note

RESTRICTED
Box 2, Folder 1

Mitsui Trust and Banking Company LTD. Documents and Bank Statements [Survivor Benefits], 1949-1960

General note

RESTRICTED
Box 2, Folder 2

Mitsui Trust and Banking Company LTD. Correspondence [Survivor Benefits], 1979-1985

General note

RESTRICTED
Box 2, Folder 3

Mitsui Trust and Banking Company LTD. Correspondence [Survivor Benefits], 1981-1985

General note

RESTRICTED
Box 2, Folder 4

Bank/Financial Documents [Survivor Benefits], 1962

 

SERIES 2: Letters/Correspondence, 1966-1990

Series Description

(Box 2-Box 5, 19 file folders)
The letters/correspondence series includes the letters written to Kikuyo Nakatani. There are letters from various sources, including, but not limited to: Japanese American Research Project (UCLA), Reverend Bunyu Fujmura, Marubeni University, Ogawa letters, and letters written to Sokiku Nakatani (her tea name). The Language of materials are in Japanese with some English. Also see series 6: Family Documents, subseries Kunio Nakatani, for the letters from Kunio Nakatani to his parents. Folder contents are listed on the subsequent pages.
Box 2, Folder 5

Letters to Kikuyo Nakatani,

Box 2, Folder 6

Letters to Kikuyo Nakatani,

Box 3, Folder 1

Letters to Kikuyo Nakatani,

Box 3, Folder 2

Letters to Kikuyo Nakatani,

Box 3, Folder 3

Letters to Kikuyo Nakatani,

Box 3, Folder 4

Letters to Kikuyo Nakatani,

Box 3, Folder 5

Letters to Kikuyo Nakatani,

Box 3, Folder 6

Letters to Kikuyo Nakatani,

Box 4, Folder 1

Letters to Kikuyo NakatanI,

Box 4, Folder 2

Letters to Kikuyo Nakatani,

Box 4, Folder 3

Letters to Kikuyo Nakatani,

Box 4, Folder 4

Letters to Kikuyo Nakatani (found in one envelope), 1987

Box 4, Folder 5

Letters to Kikuyo Nakatani and Notes, 1981-1990

Box 4, Folder 6

Japanese American Research Project (UCLA) to Kikuyo Nakatani, 1966

Box 4, Folder 7

Reverend Bunyu Fujmura to Kikuyo Nakatani, 1983-1990

Box 4, Folder 8

Marubeni University to Kikuyo Nakatani, 1972-1978

Box 5, Folder 1

Letters to Mrs. Sogiku (Kikuyo Nakatani tea name) 1982, 1989

Box 5, Folder 2

Ogawa Letters [Chado Urasenke Instructor (tea school instructor) and personal friend of Mrs. Kikuyo Nakatani],

Box 5, Folder 3

Ogawa Letters [Chado Urasenke Instructor (tea school instructor) and personal friend of Mrs. Kikuyo Nakatani],

 

SERIES 3: Personal Writings, 1941-1991, 2011

Series Description

The personal writings series includes the diaries and ledgers written/kept by Kikuyo Nakatani. There is also an English translation of some of the diaries included in this series. The diaries include subjects of daily life of living on their farm before the family was sent to camp, through the war years, and after they returned. Some of the diaries were being written by Kikuyo to be given to her son Kunio for when he would return from the war, to describe what his family went through while he was in the Japanese Army, but Kunio never saw these journals because he was killed when the Yamato ship he was stationed on was sunk. The diaries and ledgers are in Japanese and some English. Folder contents are listed on the subsequent pages.
Box 5, Folder 4

Diary 12/7/1941 to 12/15/1941, 1941

Box 5, Folder 5

Diary 2/1/42 to 2/15/42; 1/1/1945 to 3/13/1945, 1942,1945

Box 5, Folder 6

Diary 1942 (May 3, Sunday), 1942

Box 5, Folder 7

Diary 1/1943 to 5/1943, 1943

Box 5, Folder 8

Diary Tule Lake 9/25/1943 to 1/26/1944, 1943-1944

Box 5, Folder 9

Diary 3/16/1945 to 8/1/1945, 1945

Box 5, Folder 10

Diary 8/3/1945 to 4/7/1946, 1945-1946

Box 6, Folder 1

Dairy Translations – Final Draft (Oct. 2011), 2011

Box 6, Folder 2

Daily Diaries 1953, 1954, 1955, 1953-1955

Box 6, Folder 3

Daily Diaries 1956, 1957, 1956-1957

Box 6, Folder 4

Daily Diaries 1958, 1958

Box 6, Folder 5

Daily Diaries 1959, 1959

Box 6, Folder 6

Daily Diaries 1960, 1961, 1960-1961

Box 7, Folder 1

Daily Diaries 1962, 1963, 1963, 1962-1963

Box 7, Folder 2

Daily Diaries 1964, 1965, 1964-1965

Box 7, Folder 3

Daily Diaries 1967, 1968, 1967-1968

Box 7, Folder 4

Daily Diaries 1969, 1970, 1969-1970

Box 7, Folder 5

Daily Diaries 1971, 1972, 1971-1972

Box 8, Folder 1

Daily Diaries 1973, 1974, 1973-1974

Box 8, Folder 2

Daily Diaries 1976, 1977, 1976-1977

Box 8, Folder 3

Daily Diaries 1979, 1980, 1979-1980

Box 8, Folder 4

Daily Diaries 1981, 1982, 1981-1982

Box 8, Folder 5

Daily Diaries 1983, 1984, 1983-1984

Box 8, Folder 6

Daily Diaries 1985, 1986, 1985-1986

Box 9, Folder 1

Daily Diaries 1987, 1988, 1987-1988

Box 9, Folder 2

Daily Diaries 1989, 1990, 1989-1990

Box 9, Folder 3

Expense Diary, 1944, 1944

Box 9, Folder 4

Japan Travel Diary, 1960, 1960

Box 9, Folder 5

Diary, 1961, 1961

Box 9, Folder 6

Diary 1966, plus loose pages, 1966

Box 9, Folder 7

Travel Diary multiple years,

Box 9, Folder 8

Farmer’s pocket ledger, 1947, 1947

Box 9, Folder 9

Timebooks, 19_5(?), 1937-1942, and 1946 19_5(?)-1946

Box 9, Folder 10

Ideal order book, 1947-1951, 1947-1951

Box 10, Folder 1

Personal Letters/Philosophical Thoughts,

Box 10, Folder 2

Writings found in cigar box with shells [cigar box in Box 31],

Box 10, Folder 3

Yoshida Draft Letters and Immigration 1920s, 1920s

 

SERIES 4: Japanese Tea, 1962-1991

General note

(Box 10 -Box 15, 36 file folders)
The Japanese tea series includes documents, correspondence, notes, calendars, pamphlets, magazines, books and colored slides related to Kikuyo Nakatani’s training and teaching of the way of Japanese tea. The Tea School that she studied was the Chado Urasenke. The Language of materials are in Japanese with some English. Folder contents are listed on the subsequent pages.
Box 10, Folder 4

Tea Ceremony Correspondence, Newsletter, Notebooks, 1982, 1991

Box 10, Folder 5

Tea Ceremony Notes and Correspondence (found in one envelope),

Box 10, Folder 6

Tea Ceremony Correspondence and Notes (found in one envelope),

Box 10, Folder 7

Tea Ceremony Notes (found in one envelope),

Box 10, Folder 8

Tea (?) handwritten notes in blue holder,

Box 10, Folder 9

Personal Chanoyu [Tea Ceremony] [Notes?],

Box 10, Folder 10

Tea Ceremony Personal Notes and Lecture Notes, 1962-1969

Box 10, Folder 11

Notebook [Tea Ceremony?],

Box 10, Folder 12

Notebook [Tea Ceremony?],

Box 10, Folder 13

Notebook [Tea Ceremony?],

Box 11, Folder 1

Tea Ceremony Event Calendar [1964], 1964

Box 11, Folder 2

First Year Death Service (pamphlet),

Box 11, Folder 3

Urasenke Los Angeles branch pamphlets, 1967

Box 11, Folder 4

Tea gathering magazines (2) (In Japanese),

Box 11, Folder 5

Tea gathering magazines (2) (In Japanese) May, October, 1987, 1987

Box 11, Folder 6

Tea instructional booklets (1-15) (In Japanese),

Box 11, Folder 7

Tea instructional booklets (1-12) (In Japanese),

Box 11, Folder 8

Tea (?) booklets (In Japanese) (Found with other tea books),

Box 11, Folder 9

Tea magazines I (In Japanese),

Box 12, Folder 1

Tea magazines II (In Japanese),

Box 12, Folder 2

Tea magazines III (In Japanese),

Box 12, Folder 3

Tea magazines IV (In Japanese),

Box 12, Folder 4

Tea books I (In Japanese),

Box 12, Folder 5

Tea books II (In Japanese),

Box 12, Folder 6

Tea books III (In Japanese),

Box 13, Folder 1

Tea books IV (In Japanese),

Box 13, Folder 2

Tea gathering books (2) (In Japanese),

Box 13, Folder 3

Tea gathering books (2) (In Japanese),

Box 13, Folder 4

Tea gathering books (2) (In Japanese),

Box 13, Folder 5

Tea gathering book (In Japanese),

Box 13, Folder 6

Tea gathering book (In Japanese),

Box 14, Folder 1

Tea bowl (chawan) book,

Box 14, Folder 2

Glimpse of Japan Series – Cha Na Yu, tea ceremony color slides ,

Box 15

15 volume urasenke chanoyu set,

 

SERIES 5: Tule Lake and Minidoka (Internment Camps), 1942-1956

Series Description

(Box 16, 13 file folders)
The Tule Lake and Minidoka (internment camps) series includes documents, certificates, correspondence, newsletters, poems/notes, newspaper clippings related to the time when Kikuyo Nakatani and her family were interned in the camps. The Language of materials are in English and Japanese. Folder contents are listed on the subsequent pages.
Box 16, Folder 1

Certificate of Identification [Alien Registration], 1942, 1953, 1956

Box 16, Folder 2

“An Appeal to All Americans of Japanese Ancestry and Their Parents", 1943

Box 16, Folder 3

WRA documents and pamphlet, 1942

Box 16, Folder 4

Tule Lake Publications and Documents, 1942-1943

Box 16, Folder 5

War Relocation Authority Notice June 18, 1945, 1945

Box 16, Folder 6

Tule Lake Newsletter[?],

Box 16, Folder 7

Tule Lake Ikebana [Japanese Flower Arrangement Certificate],

Box 16, Folder 8

Writings/notes [unidentified],

Box 16, Folder 9

Letters (found in one envelope),

Box 16, Folder 10

Poems/Notes,

Box 16, Folder 11

Japanese History Old Classic Poetry,

Box 16, Folder 12

Notes/Lectures (Includes: Red Cross Emergency and First Aid, Nursing Care, Language Poetry),

Box 16, Folder 13

Newspaper Clippings [about Relocation Centers?],

 

SERIES 6: Family Printed Materials, 1929-2014

Series Description

(Box 16-22, 70 file folders)
The Family documents series includes documents, certificates, licenses, letters, diplomas, poems/notes, military papers, Travel documents, and yearbooks from Kikuyo Nakatani’s husband and children. The Language of materials are in English and Japanese. It is divided into the following sub-series, with folder contents listed on the subsequent pages:
Sub Series 1: Kinjiro Nakatani, n.d. Sub Series 2: Kunio Nakatani, 1929-1982 Sub Series 3: Seiji Nakatani, 1942-1981 Sub Series 4: Lilly Atsuko Nakatani, 1929-2014 Sub Series 5: Satoru (Sat) Nakatani, 1949, 1954 Sub Series 6: Mamoru (Max) Nakatani, 1946-1969 Sub Series 7: Koso Nakatani, 1952-2003 Sub Series 8: Family Travel (to Japan), 1969-1993 Sub Series 9: Children’s yearbooks, 1937-1961
 

Subseries 1: Kinjiro Nakatani,

Box 16, Folder 14

Letters to Kinjiro Nakatani,

 

Subseries 2: Kunio Nakatani, 1929-1982

Box 17, Folder 1

California Operator’s License for Kunio Jim Nakatani and Kinjiro Nakatani (found with money and a note), 1939-1946

Box 17, Folder 2

Kunio Nakatani Personal documents, 1929, ?

Box 17, Folder 3

Kunio Nakatani K-12 Documents, 1929-1940

Box 17, Folder 4

Kunio Nakatani Will and Homme [Buddhist name],

Box 17, Folder 5

Kunio Nakatani Letters I, 1940-1941

Box 17, Folder 6

Kunio Nakatani Letters II, 1941

Box 17, Folder 7

Kunio Nakatani Letters Transcriptions (1940),

Box 17, Folder 8

Kunio Nakatani Letters Transcriptions (1941)

Box 17, Folder 9

Correspondence related to Kunio Nakatani (See also Photographs removed from this folder (Box 30, Folder 9), 1943, 1975-1982

 

Subseries 3: Seiji Nakatani, 1942-1981

Box 18, Folder 1

Seiji Nakatani – High School diploma, 1942

Box 18, Folder 2

Seiji Nakatani – Sacramento Junior College diploma and program, 1950

Box 18, Folder 3

Seiji Nakatani – UCLA diploma, 1953

Box 18, Folder 4

Seiji Nakatani – UCLA Commencement program, June 21, 1953

Box 18, Folder 5

Seiji Nakatani – Member certificates, 1958, 1981, ?

Box 18, Folder 6

Seiji Nakatani – CSU, Dominguez Hills diploma, 1975

 

Subseries 4: Lilly Atsuko Nakatani, 1929-2014

Box 18, Folder 7

Lilly Nakatani personal documents, 1929-1991

General note

RESTRICTED
Box 18, Folder 8

Lilly Nakatani passports, 1967-1996

Box 18, Folder 9

Lilly Nakatani – ID cards and shot record, 1954-2007

General note

RESTRICTED
Box 18, Folder 10

[Cambridge City Police notice], February 10, 1961 1961

Box 18, Folder 11

Elk Grove Union High School Commencement program for Lilly Nakatani, 1947

Box 18, Folder 12

[High School and nursing diplomas for Lilly A. Nakatani], 1947, 1951

Box 18, Folder 13

Los Angeles County General Hospital School of Nursing capping ceremony [Pamphlet], 1949

Box 18, Folder 14

[Diplomas, awards and certificates for Lilly A. Nakatani], 1951-1959

Box 18, Folder 15

USAF Retirement Papers, 1976, 1991

General note

RESTRICTED
Box 18, Folder 16

Lilly Nakatani – Death and cemetery documents, 2014

 

USAF – [DD214 (RESTRICTED) and Sympathy letters], 1976, 2014

General note

RESTRICTED
 

Subseries 5: Satoru (Sat) Nakatani, 1949, 1954

Box 19, Folder 1

Satoru Nakatani diploma, 1949

Box 19, Folder 2

Diploma and Commencement program for Satoru Nakatani, 1954

 

Subseries 6: Mamoru (Max) Nakatani, 1946-1969

Box 19, Folder 3

Mamoru (Cheddar) Nakatani school documents, 1946-1953

Box 19, Folder 4

Mamoru Nakatani – High school awards, 1953

Box 19, Folder 5

Mamoru Nakatani – UC Berkeley diploma, 1958

Box 19, Folder 6

Mamoru (Max) Nakatani – Engineering certificates, 1962-1969

 

Subseries 7: Koso Nakatani, 1952-2003

Box 19, Folder 7

Koso Nakatani – Elementary school diploma, 1952

Box 19, Folder 8

Koso Nakatani – High School diploma and scholarship award, 1956

Box 19, Folder 9

Koso Nakatani – College diploma and commencement program, 1961

Box 19, Folder 10

Koso Nakatani – Certificates, 1967-1969

Box 19, Folder 11

Koso Nakatani – Certificate, 1971-1972

Box 19, Folder 12

Koso Nakatani – Engineer certificate - Colorado, 1984

Box 19, Folder 13

Koso Nakatani – Engineer certificates – Nevada, 1988

Box 19, Folder 14

Koso Nakatani – Society certificate, 2003

 

Subseries 8: Family Travel (to Japan), 1969-1993

Box 19, Folder 15

Travel Plans,

Box 19, Folder 16

Battle Ship Yamato Society, 1969-1972

Box 20, Folder 1

Deutschem Company Correspondence [Travel Company], 1972-1973; 1993

Box 20, Folder 2

Correspondence [Trip related?],

Box 20, Folder 3

Unidentified Documents [Phone List for Trip?] (found in one envelope), 1977?

Box 20, Folder 4

Admission Tickets [Japan],

 

Subseries 9: Children’s Yearbooks, 1937-1961

Box 21, Folder 1

The Elk, 1937, 1937

Box 21, Folder 2

The Elk, 1939, 1939

Box 21, Folder 3

The Nineteen Forty Elk, 1940

Box 21, Folder 4

The Elk, 1941, 1941

Box 21, Folder 5

The Elk, 1942, 1942

Box 21, Folder 6

Aquila, 1943, 1943

Box 21, Folder 7

Memoirs, 1943, 1943

Box 21, Folder 8

The Memoirs, 1944, 1944

Box 21, Folder 9

Memoirs, 1945, 1945

Box 21, Folder 10

The Elk, 1946, 1946

Box 21, Folder 11

The Elk, 1947, 1947

Box 21, Folder 12

The Elk, 1948, 1948

Box 21, Folder 13

The Elk, 1949, 1949

Box 21, Folder 14

The Rx, 1949, 1949

Box 21, Folder 15

The Rx, 1950, 1950

Box 21, Folder 16

The Elk, 1951, 1951

Box 21, Folder 17

The Rx, 1951, 1951

Box 21, Folder 18

The Elk, 1953, 1953

Box 21, Folder 19

UCLA, Southern Campus, 1953, 1953

Box 22, Folder 1

The Elk, 1955, 1955

Box 22, Folder 2

The Elk, 1956, 1956

Box 22, Folder 3

Blue and Gold, University of California, 1958 1958

Box 22, Folder 4

Coloradan, 1961 1961

 

SERIES 7: Yamato, n.d.

Series Description

(Box 23, 6 file folders)
The Yamato series includes letters and publications related to the Yamato battle ship that Kikuyos’s son, Kunio, served on during WWII. The ship was sunk and Kunio did not survive. The Language of materials are in Japanese with some English. Folder contents are listed on the subsequent pages.
Box 23, Folder 1

Yamato Personal Letters [author],

Box 23, Folder 2

Yamato Personal Letters [author],

Box 23, Folder 3

Yamato Personal Letters [author],

Box 23, Folder 4

Letters from Miyasta Yamato [author],

Box 23, Folder 5

Article found with publication – “Japan Warship Yamato Found”,

Box 23, Folder 6

Publications (Battleship Yamato and Memorial),

 

SERIES 8: Other books and Publications, 1956-1989

Series Description

(Box 23-26, 37 file folders)
The Other books and publications series includes pamphlets, booklets, and books kept by Kikuyo Nakatani. There are various topics including Buddhism, religion, Noh, poems, Emperor of Japan, Japanese culture, and other general books. The Language of materials are in Japanese with some English. Folder contents are listed on the subsequent pages.
Box 23, Folder 7

Reverend Bunyu Fujimura, West Los Angeles Buddhist Church pamphlets, 1976

Box 23, Folder 8

50th Anniversary Sacramento Hiroshima Kenjin Kai booklet,

Box 23, Folder 9

Kokoro No Kate, vol. 1 Booklet, 1981

Box 23, Folder 10

50th Anniversary, 1919-1969, Florin Buddhist Church booklets, 1969

Box 23, Folder 11

70th Anniversary, 1989, Florin Buddhist Church booklets, 1989

Box 23, Folder 12

[Noh Books] I,

Box 24, Folder 1

[Noh Books] II,

Box 24, Folder 2

[Noh Books] III,

Box 24, Folder 3

[Noh Books] IV,

Box 24, Folder 4

Religious and Japanese cultural books I,

Box 24, Folder 5

Religious and Japanese cultural books II,

Box 24, Folder 6

Religious and Japanese cultural books III,

Box 24, Folder 7

Religious and Japanese cultural books IV,

Box 24, Folder 8

Religious and Japanese cultural books V,

Box 24, Folder 9

Religious and Japanese cultural books VI,

Box 24, Folder 10

Religious and Japanese cultural books VII,

Box 24, Folder 11

Religious and Japanese cultural books VIII,

Box 24, Folder 12

Religious and Japanese cultural books IX,

Box 24, Folder 13

Religious and Japanese cultural books X,

Box 24, Folder 14

Religious and Japanese cultural books XI,

Box 24, Folder 15

Religious and Japanese cultural books XII,

Box 24, Folder 16

Religious and Japanese cultural books XIII,

Box 25, Folder 1

Religious and Japanese cultural books XIV,

Box 25, Folder 2

Emperor of Japan Publications, 1975, 1989

Box 25, Folder 3

“One Hundred and One Famous Poems",

Box 25, Folder 4

Papaikou Hongwanji Mission Publication, 1956

Box 25, Folder 5

General Books I,

Box 25, Folder 6

General Books II,

Box 25, Folder 7

General Books III,

Box 25, Folder 8

General Books IV,

Box 25, Folder 9

General Books V,

Box 25, Folder 10

General Books VI,

Box 25, Folder 11

General Books VII,

Box 25, Folder 12

General Books VIII,

Box 25, Folder 13

General Books IX,

Box 25, Folder 14

General Books X,

Box 26, Folder 1

General Books XI,

 

SERIES 9: Newspapers, 1963-2004

General note

(Box 26, 5 file folders)
The newspaper series includes clippings and newspapers found in Kikuyo Nakatani’s papers. The Language of materials are in Japanese with some English. Folder contents are listed on the subsequent pages.
Box 26, Folder 2

Newspaper clipping. “It is 1942, and America rounds up 120,000…”

Box 26, Folder 3

Rafu Shimpo newspaper with "Five Pioneers to be honored by Nisei Week" and clipping with photograph of Mrs. Nakatani and dog. 1963, 2004

Box 26, Folder 4

Wheel of Dharma newspaper, 1974, 1977

Box 26, Folder 5

[Newspapers], n.d.

Box 26, Folder 6

Newspaper clippings [unidentified], 1979-1990

 

SERIES 10: Print Miscellaneous, 1968?, n.d.

Series Description

(Box 26, 6 file folders)
The print miscellaneous series includes an invitation, pamphlets, and postcards that were found in Kikuyo Nakatani’s papers. The Language of materials are in Japanese with some English. Folder contents are listed on the subsequent pages.
Box 26, Folder 7

Gallery Invitation, 1968?

Box 26, Folder 8

Military pamphlet [?],

Box 26, Folder 9

Artist pamphlets, certificates, practice book, postcards,

Box 26, Folder 10

Municipal Sanitarium and cottages, Rockford, Ill. postcard [blank],

Box 26, Folder 11

Postcards from Japan [blank],

Box 26, Folder 12

Postcards from Hawaii [blank],

 

SERIES 11: Photographs, 1921-2000

General note

(Box 27-Box 37, 73 file folders)
The photographs series includes loose photographs, photo albums, and negatives relating to the Nakatani family. There are immediate family photographs/albums, extended family photographs, Minidoka and camp photographs, the children’s school photographs/graduation photographs, travel to Japan, Yamato and military school, and tea ceremony photographs. The Language of materials are in Japanese with some English. Folder contents are listed on the subsequent pages.
Box 27, Folder 1

Photographs from frame (Kinjiro and Kikuyo) (3 small/1 medium, Black/white),

Box 27, Folder 2

Photographs from frame (Kinjiro?) and Kikuyo (black/white, color),

Box 27, Folder 3

Photograph from frame – Kikuyo Nakatani (color),

Box 27, Folder 4

Photographs of Kikuyo Nakatani from photo album, 1967-1988

Box 27, Folder 5

Photographs of Kikuyo Nakatani from photo album, 1989-2000

Box 27, Folder 6

Photocopies of the pages from photo album – Family photographs I,

Box 27, Folder 7

Photo album – Family photographs I – photos,

Box 27, Folder 8

Photo album – Family photographs I – book,

Box 27, Folder 9

Photocopies of the pages from photo album – Family photographs II, 1915-1990

Box 27, Folder 10

Photo album – Family photographs II – pages 1-10 photographs,

Box 27, Folder 11

Photo album – Family photographs II – pages 11-20 photographs,

Box 28, Folder 1

Photo album – Family photographs II – pages 21-30 photographs,

Box 28, Folder 2

Photo album – Family photographs II – pages 31-40 photographs,

Box 28, Folder 3

Photo album – Family photographs II – pages 41-50 photographs,

Box 28, Folder 4

Photo album – Family photographs II – pages 51-60 photographs,

Box 28, Folder 5

Photo album – Family photographs II – pages 61-73 photographs,

Box 28, Folder 6

Photocopies of the pages from photo album – Family photographs III (including some tea photos), 1921-1983

Box 28, Folder 7

Photo album – Family photographs III – pages 1-10 photographs,

Box 29, Folder 1

Photo album – Family photographs III – pages 11-20 photographs,

Box 29, Folder 2

Photocopies of the pages from photo album – Family photographs IV (including camp photos), 1938-1984

Box 29, Folder 3

Photo album – Family photographs IV – pages 1-10 photographs,

Box 29, Folder 4

Photo album – Family photographs IV – pages 11-20 photographs,

Box 29, Folder 5

Photo album – Family photographs IV – pages 21-40 photographs,

Box 29, Folder 6

Photo album – Family photographs IV – pages 41-61 photographs,

Box 29, Folder 7

Photo album – Family photographs IV – pages 62-79 photographs,

Box 29, Folder 8

Minidoka photographs,

Box 30, Folder 1

Early family photographs,

Box 30, Folder 2

Family portraits and postcards from box,

Box 30, Folder 3

Family portraits from box,

Box 30, Folder 4

Family photographs I, 1958-1965

Box 30, Folder 5

Family photographs II,

Box 30, Folder 6

Family photographs including family dog, 1940s-2000

Box 30, Folder 7

Miscellaneous photos of family,

Box 30, Folder 8

Photographs from frame [Kunio?] (3 small/1 large, black/white),

Box 30, Folder 9

Photographs found with “correspondence related to Kunio Nakatani (Box 17, Folder 9), 1942

Box 30, Folder 10

Kazuhisa Nakatani photographs, 1945-1990

Box 30, Folder 11

Lilly Nakatani grade school class photographs, 1936-1942

Box 30, Folder 12

[Photos of Los Angeles County General Hospital School of Nursing capping ceremony], 1949

Box 31, Folder 1

[Photos of Lilly A. Nakatani], c. 1950s

Box 31, Folder 2

Lily Nakatani – School of Nursing and military photographs,

Box 31, Folder 3

[Dwight D. Eisenhower photos], c. 1950s

Box 31, Folder 4

Mamoru (Max) (Cheddar) grade school photographs, c. 1940s

Box 31, Folder 5

Mamoru (Max) Nakatani photographs,

Box 31, Folder 6

Koso Nakatani grade school class photographs, c. 1940s-1950s

Box 31, Folder 7

Photocopies and photographs of Album - Family photographs and trip to Japan I,

Box 31, Folder 8

Family photographs and travel to Japan I,

Box 31, Folder 9

Family photographs and travel to Japan II, 1980-1990

Box 31, Folder 10

Family photographs and travel to Japan III, 1991-1992

Box 32, Folder 1

Travel to Japan and photographs of son, 1954-1993

Box 32, Folder 2

Kokusai-Yamato Spring Tour (black and white print of group holding sign),

Box 32, Folder 3

Kunio Nakatani and others, Battleship Yamato (black and white),

Box 32, Folder 4

Kunio photographs and other family photographs from wallet photo holder and Yamato photos from frames,

Box 32, Folder 5

Wallet photo holder for photographs in Box 32, Folder 4,

Box 32, Folder 6

Travel to Japan Photographs, 1977

Box 32, Folder 7

Photocopies of the pages from photo album – Travel to Japan, 1977

Box 32, Folder 8

Photo album – Travel to Japan – pages 1-12 photographs,

Box 32, Folder 9

Photo album – Travel to Japan – Extras,

Box 32, Folder 10

Photocopies of the pages from photo album – Travel to Japan and tea ceremony, 1963

Box 32, Folder 11

Photo album – Travel to Japan and tea ceremony – pages 1-10 photographs,

Box 33, Folder 1

Photo album – Travel to Japan and tea ceremony – pages 11-20 Photographs,

Box 33, Folder 2

Travel to Japan and Tea ceremony (empty),

Box 33, Folder 3

Photocopies of the pages from photo album – Tea ceremony, 1962-1965

Box 33, Folder 4

Photo album –Tea ceremony – pages 1-10 photographs,

Box 33, Folder 5

Photo album –Tea ceremony – pages 11-20 photographs,

Box 33, Folder 6

Photo album –Tea ceremony – Extras,

Box 33, Folder 7

Tea Ceremony, Kikuyo Nakatani funeral, 1980-1990

Box 33, Folder 8

Photos Sumiye (Hawaii 1959), 1959

Box 33, Folder 9

Hawaii vacation, Family photographs, 1950s

Box 34, Folder 1

Negatives for travel to Japan,

Box 34, Folder 2

Negatives for travel to Europe,

Box 35

Photo Album - Travel to Japan (cream colored book) and Individual Wedding Photographs (previous box 27),

Box 36

Photo Album - Kunio Nakatani (large dark blue with red writing) (Previous box 28),

Box 37

Photo Album - “The Ryoyukai” [Prep School Kunio Nakatani attended 1941-1943 and Navy] and Slides [includes Travel to Japan] (previous box 29),

 

SERIES 12: Artifacts, 1925-1986

Series Description

(Box 38-Box 43, 44 file folders/items)
The artifacts series includes various items of different material types collected by Kikuyo Nakatani and her family. Included are dolls, trays, framed items, awards, pins, wallets, medals, shoes, linens, flags, certificates, magazine, large ledgers, metal photograph boxes, books, shells, and tea sand. The Language of materials are in Japanese with some English. Folder contents are listed on the subsequent pages.
Box 38, Item 1

Hakada Urasenke clay doll 1, c. 1950s

Box 38, Item 2

Hakada Urasenke clay doll 2, c. 1950s

Box 38, Item 3

Hakada Urasenke clay doll 3, c. 1950s

Box 39, Item 1

Hakada Urasenke clay doll 4 c. 1950s

Box 39, Item 2

Daruma doll,

Box 39, Item 3

Ceramic plate with ship on it and black stand,

Box 39, Item 4

Small brown wooden plate with painted man on it,

Box 39, Item 5

Green braided yarn,

Box 40, Item 1

Buddhist prayer book and accessories (in envelope),

Box 40, Item 2

Framed drawing of lantern, trees, and people with umbrellas,

Box 40, Item 3

Tray with picture of woman,

Box 40, Item 4

3 black trays with gold trim,

Box 40, Item 5

Small brown frame with three stamps,

Box 40, Item 6

Bausch and Lomb honorary science award for Mamoru Nakatani, 1953

Box 40, Item 7

Abacus,

Box 40, Item 8

Small fan,

Box 40, Item 9

“Nakatani” name plate for Lilly Nakatani,

Box 40, Item 10

Lilly Nakatani uniform pins,

Box 40, Item 11

Brown leather wallet [found with funeral documents],

Box 40, Item 12

Brown leather wallet,

Box 40, Item 13

LA Urasenki membership medal, 1986

Box 40, Item 14

Bausch and Lomb honorary science award for Kunio Nakatani (Kunio’s personal items),

Box 40, Item 15

Round pin with an eagle, “2600”, and the earth showing Japan with a Japanese flag (Kunio’s personal items),

Box 40, Item 16

Ship pin (Kunio’s personal items),

Box 40, Item 17

Small bag of ribbon pins [worn during Yamato Society ceremony], (Kunio’s personal items),

Box 40, Item 18

6 good luck charms (Kunio’s personal items),

Box 40, Item 19

War medal in box wrapped in cloth (Kunio’s personal items),

Box 41, Item 1

Kinjiro Nakatani shoes worn at Tule Lake and Minadoka relocation Centers,

Box 41, Item 2

Linens – Large cloth, 2 rice sacks, cloth with butterfly, light green towel, and small yellow cloth,

Box 41, Item 3

2 flags [received from Yamato Society],

Box 42, Item 1

Certificate of Retirement from US Air Force in blue cover for Lilly Nakatani, 1976

Box 42, Item 2

2 Engineering Certificates for Mamoru Max Nakatani, 1968, 1969

Box 42, Item 3

Japanese magazine “The Mainchi Graphic”,

Box 42, Item 4

Large ledger with black spine, 1925-1928

Box 42, Item 5

Large journal with red spine, 1925-1926, 1942, 1950

Box 42, Item 6

Large photo album (photos removed), red and gold,

Box 42, Item 7

Large metal box with picture of a person on the front,

Box 42, Item 8

Medium metal box with woman and dog on front,

Box 42, Item 9

Telephone/address book,

Box 42, Item 10

Origami pouch of origami figures,

Box 42, Item 11

Book cover with writing on front and back (fragile),

Box 43, Item 1

Red rectangular wooden tray,

Box 43, Item 2

Bag of shells collected near the sinking of the Yamato,

Box 43, Item 3

Two bags of sand for tea furo/winter tea,

 

SERIES 13: Oversized Flat Files, 1942-1950s

General note

(Flat File 2, Drawer 1, 16 file folders)
The oversized flat files series includes certificates, diplomas, newspapers, calendars, and panoramic photographs. Included are items regarding tea, relocation centers, Yamato, and family photographs. The Language of materials are in Japanese with some English. Folder contents are listed on the subsequent pages.
Oversize_Folder 1

Kunio Nakatani Certificate for Handwriting from Grammar School and Newsprint [Japan] [articles about Trip to Japan] with Correspondence

Oversize_Folder 2

35th Anniversary Tea Ceremony Certificate

Oversize_Folder 3

Mrs. Nakatani Tea Diplomas (17) and painting of Samurai

Oversize_Folder 4

Newspaper Clippings about Relocation Centers 1942

Oversize_Folder 5

Newspaper Clippings about Tule Lake (Minidoka Irrigator, Nichi Bei) 1942, 1943

Oversize_Folder 6

Newspaper Clippings [unidentified]

Oversize_Folder 7

Kikuyo Nakatani’s activities while at Relocation Centers (writings and two calendars)

Oversize_Folder 8

Yamato Calendars- 1980- 1982 (2), 1983 (4), 1986- 1989 (2), 1990

Oversize_Folder 9

Yamato Calendars -no date (5), photograph of ship only (6)

Oversize_Folder 10

Calendars

Oversize_Folder 11

Panoramic photograph: Family, Land Park, Sacramento, Ca.

Oversize_Folder 12

Panoramic photograph: Young Buddhists Association (Mr. Nakatani Was a member)

Oversize_Folder 13

Panoramic photograph: Father’s sister’s husband in Hawaii, late 1950s 1950s

Oversize_Folder 14

Panoramic photograph: Mr. Nakatani funeral in Florin, Ca.

Oversize_Folder 15

Panoramic photograph: Mr. Nakatani funeral in Florin, Ca. (copy 2)

Oversize_Folder 16

2 smaller panoramic photographs of the Young Buddhist Association (Mr. Nakatani was a member)

 

SERIES 14: Audiovisual media, n.d.

General note

(Box 44, 8 file folders/items)
The audiovisual series includes cassette tapes, an 8-track tape, and VHS tapes. Topics include transcriptions of Kikuyo’s diaries, Sermons by Bunyu Fujimura, Yamato material, and the Emperor of Japan. The Language of materials are in Japanese with some English. Folder contents are listed on the subsequent pages.
Box 44, Folder 1

Transcriptions of Kikuyo’s diaries by Mr. Hirano (1 of 3) (10 cassettes),

Box 44, Folder 2

Transcriptions of Kikuyo’s diaries by Mr. Hirano (2 of 3) (10 cassettes),

Box 44, Folder 3

Transcriptions of Kikuyo’s diaries by Mr. Hirano (3 of 3) (10 cassettes)

Box 44, Folder 4

Cream box with tapes of Kikuyo reading letters forn Kunio Nakatani (5 cassette tapes: 1 in envelope)

Box 44, Folder 5

Tapes of Bunyu Fujimura sermons (5 cassettes: 4 in envelopes)

Box 44, Folder 6

8-track tape and 4 cassettes of Yoshida’s book (Yamato)

Box 44, Folder 7

Purple box with VHS on Emperor of Japan

Box 44, Folder 8

2 VHS of Yamato documentary