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Paradise Melodiers 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 six members of the band, Paradise Melodiers, a Tule Lake band. Kazuo "Jackson" Koyasako is sitting in front and holding a wooden sign engraved with palm trees and "Paradise Melodiers."
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, 2.75 x 4.5 inches
World War II--Incarceration camps--Social and recreational activities
World War II--Incarceration camps--Incarcerees
Identity and values--Nisei
Newell, California
Incarceration Camps--Tule Lake
California State University, Sacramento, Department of Special Collections and University Archives

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