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Suenari Koyasako strumming a ukulele at Tule Lake
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California State University, Dominguez Hills, Archives and Special Collections
CSU Japanese American Digitization Project
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Photograph of Suenari "Sue" Koyasako playing a ukulele while standing in front of a Tule Lake barrack. Inscription on front: To Mits, Your brother, Sue.
Naoki ("Jack") and Tsuyoko (nee Tanoue) Koyasako were farmers who grew asparagus and onions in Clarksburg, California. They had eight children: Suenari ("Sue"), Kazuo ("Jackson), Kiyoko ("Kik"), Yoshio ("Yank"), Sueo ("Goi"), Jimmy, Tsuyako ("Chuck"), and Mitsuo ("Mits). Suenari married Alma Makashima. The Koyasako family was incarcerated at Tule Lake and took photographs with a contraband camera. Suenari was a musician in the "Paradise Melodiers" band that played in the Tule Lake administration building.
black and white, 3.5 x 2.5 inches
World War II--Incarceration camps--Social and recreational activities
Identity and values--Nisei
Arts and literature--Performing arts--Music
Newell, California
Incarceration Camps--Tule Lake
California State University, Sacramento, Department of Special Collections and University Archives
California State University Japanese American Digitization Project
Koyasako Family Collection

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