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Title
Tatsuko, Aunt Toyo, Kunio, Shigeko
Creator
Koike, Kenzo Robert: photographer
Date Created and/or Issued
1945-12
Contributing Institution
California State University, Dominguez Hills, Archives and Special Collections
Collection
CSU Japanese American Digitization Project
Rights Information
For more information on copyright or permissions for this image, please contact Honnold Mudd Library Special Collections at http://libraries.claremont.edu/sc
Description
Koike's maternal aunt Toyo and three cousins from his maternal uncle Kishuo on the back porch of his mother's birthplace where another maternal uncle, Kiroku, lived.
black and white, 4 x 3 inches
Kenzo R. Koike was a Japanese American, born in 1920 in Seattle, Washington. At the age of 12, his family moved to Los Angeles, where he attended middle school, high school, and college. In 1942, the Koike family was removed from their Los Angeles home and sent to Heart Mountain incarceration camp in Wyoming. By 1943, Kenzo Koike was drafted into the United States Army, where he served as a translator in Japan from 1945 to 1946. This collection includes documents and photographs from Koike’s youth in Seattle and Los Angeles, including diplomas, year books, and registration cards. It also contains military documents and photographs from Koike’s time in Japan, depicting bombings after World War II, traditional Japanese dress, and Koike’s relatives. In addition, a garrison hat and an aviator hat from the war are located in this collection. Postcards of barracks in Fort Sheridan and correspondence with Koike’s peers in Seattle are also in this collection.
Batch01_20180514_CO
Type
image
Format
image/tiff
Identifier
tccl_jai00075
tccl_koi_00075
http://cdm16855.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p16855coll4/id/24836
Language
English
Subject
Military service--Post-World War II service
Military service--Postwar Occupation of Japan
Japan--Post-World War II
Place
Shimosuwa, Japan
Source
Special Collections, The Claremont Colleges Library
Relation
California State University Japanese American Digitization Project
http://www.oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/c86d5x85
Kenzo Robert Koike Papers

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