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Kiyoko Maeda Yoshioka with Kimiko Maeda Ishibashi wearing their kimonos on New Year's Day
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California State University, Dominguez Hills, Archives and Special Collections
CSU Japanese American Digitization Project
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Pre-war photograph of Kiyoko Yoshioka (left) with her cousin Kimiko Ishibashi (right) wearing their kimonos on New Year's Day on Terminal Island, California.
The collection mainly documents the life of Hatsuko Mary Yoshioka Higuchi's Nisei and Kibei mother, Kiyoko Maeda Yoshioka, from childhood to adulthood by way of photographs: Kiyoko was born in Santa Monica, California but later moved to Japan to live with her aunt after both of her parents passed away. She returned to the U. S. in the late 1930s, resided on Terminal Island, California before the war, and was incarcerated in the Poston camp in Arizona during the war. After the war ended, the Yoshioka family returned to California and reestablished their lives in Lawndale and Torrance. The collection also includes a short essay written by Hatsuko while she was a student at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), redress papers, and a handout from a sewing class at the Poston incarceration camp in Arizona. The collection ranges from about 1917 until 1990.
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Community activities--Festivals, celebrations, and holidays--New Year festivals
Geographic communities--California--Terminal Island
Identity and values--Kibei
Identity and values--Nisei
Terminal Island, California
CSU Dominguez Hills Department of Archives and Special Collections;
California State University Japanese American Digitization Project
Kiyoko Maeda Yoshioka Photographs

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