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Young Kameji Ikuma
Date Created and/or Issued
circa 1900-1906
Contributing Institution
California State University, Dominguez Hills, Archives and Special Collections
CSU Japanese American Digitization Project
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Photograph of Kameji Ikuma when he came from Japan to work and go to school before going home to get married. Kameji is wearing a suit and holding a book.
Kameji Ikuma was born in Japan on October 17, 1887. He returned to Japan to marry Yasuno (later known as Yasuko) Ikuta, who was born on June 20, 1902. They had one child: Kazumi (later known as April), who was born on April 9, 1932. In the 1920s, Kameji established Tozai Dry Goods Store on 1214 Fourth Street in Sacramento. The Ikuma family was forced to evacuate to Walerga Assembly Center, Tule Lake, and Topaz. Upon resettlement in Sacramento, Kameji worked as a farm laborer and saved enough money to open Kay's Pool Hall in August 1947. Yasuno began working at Bercut-Richards and California Packing Corp. packing sheds as well as the Libby, McNeil & Libby cannery.
black and white, 4 x 2.5 inches
Identity and values--Issei
California State University, Sacramento, Department of Special Collections and University Archives

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