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Family tree
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California State University, Dominguez Hills, Archives and Special Collections
CSU Japanese American Digitization Project
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Wada family's family tree. Includes Tomoji Wada's brief biographical information. Tomoji's father passed away when he was at age 8. He was raised by Seiemon Naotaka Kanda until age 18 (1899). He left Japan for the U.S. on March 23, 1900, arrived at Vancouver, Canada first and resided in Edmond area. He moved to Seattle, Washington and then San Pedro, Los Angeles, California. He served as a chair for Taijijinkai [= Association for Taiji People] for three years. He also served as a counselor member for Nihonjinkai for three years. When returning to Taiji, Wakayama, Japan, he was awarded by Taijijinkai.
Tomoji Wada was an interpreter, bookkeeper, operator of a grocery store, and manufacturer of tofu and mochi on Terminal Island, California prior to World War II. He established a tofu manufacturing plant at the Poston camp in Arizona during the war, and became a gardener after returning from the incarceration camp to Los Angeles, California. The collection consists of receipts, ledgers, taxes, correspondence, photographs, scrapbooks, journals, guidebooks, immigration materials, and incarceration camp records pertaining to Tomoji Wada and his family. Materials include born-digital objects created and transferred from the donor.
18 pages, 8.5 x 14 inches
Identity and values--Issei
Geographic communities--California--Terminal Island
Community activities--Associations and organizations--Kenjinkai and Nihonjinkai
CSU Dominguez Hills Department of Archives and Special Collections
California State University Japanese American Digitization Project
Tomoji Wada Family Papers

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