JAPAN PHOTOS by Philbert Ono

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Last additions - Japanese Overseas Migration Museum 海外移住資料館
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Medals donated by Robert Walker Irwin's granddaughter Yukiko Irwin to the Japanese Overseas Migration Museum. On left is the Royal Order of Kamehameha I, Knights Grand Cross Star. The medal on the right is The Order of the Rising Sun.Sep 22, 2014
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Royal Order of Kamehameha I, Knights Grand Cross Star awarded by King Kalakaua for distinguished service to the king and the people of Hawaiʻi.Sep 22, 2014
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Also see my list of other Japanese-American and nikkei museums in Japan here..Apr 16, 2014
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Six-generations of a family on Maui, Hawai'i. They started with immigrants from Yamaguchi Prefecture in 1891.Apr 16, 2014
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Japanese-language newspapers started to be published (mimeographed) from the 1890s in the San Francisco Bay Area.Apr 16, 2014
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Japanese school activitiesApr 16, 2014
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Japanese schools were started so that the nisei children could learn Japanese and be better prepared when or if their parents decided to move back to Japan.Apr 16, 2014
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AgricultureApr 16, 2014
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Sports, religion, women's groups, and other Japanese organizations.Apr 16, 2014
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Farmers and fishermen in the Americas.Apr 16, 2014
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Coffee beans in BrazilApr 16, 2014
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Coffee in BrazilApr 16, 2014
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Medical things and medicinesApr 16, 2014
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CosmeticsApr 16, 2014
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The person brought a karate uniform when emigrating to Brazil in 1968 and established a karate school.Apr 16, 2014
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Luggage and personal effects brought by the immigrants. This person arrived Brazil in 1931. Japanese footwear, umbrella, sewing kit, hair cutter.Apr 16, 2014
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What the immigrants brought with them to Brazil.Apr 16, 2014
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Guide book for those wanting to emigrate to Hawaii, 1904. (replica)Apr 16, 2014
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The S.S. Nippon Maru, the last emigrant ship that departed Yokohama on Feb. 14, 1973. Migrants by ship decreased dramatically by the 1960s due to air travel and higher living standards in Japan.Apr 16, 2014
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Luggage to Brazil. Crate has marking for Omi-cha tea from Shiga Prefecture.Apr 16, 2014
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Anti-Japanese campaign poster in Washington state, USA, 1921.Apr 16, 2014
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Japanese-Americans during World War II.Apr 16, 2014
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Passports issued to picture brides stopped in 1920. This young couple had a picture marriage right before then.Apr 16, 2014
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Tools used by Japanese immigrants in Brazil.Apr 16, 2014
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S.S. City of Tokio brought the first Kanyaku Imin to Honolulu, Hawai'i in Feb. 1885 after leaving Yokohama in Jan. A few months later in June 1885, the ship ran aground and sank in Tokyo Bay.Apr 16, 2014
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Passport dating from 1866-1876. From 1876, the present Japanese word for "passport" (ryoken 旅券) began to be used. Before that it was called "menjo 免状."Apr 16, 2014
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"Journey to the Americas" exhibitApr 16, 2014
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US-Japan Treaty of Amity and Commerce, signed in 1858 in Edo (replica)Apr 16, 2014
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Tariff Convention, signed on July 25, 1866 in Edo. (Replica)Apr 16, 2014
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History of Japanese emigration: Embarking on the voyage and emigration restrictions. Apr 16, 2014
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History of Japanese emigration to overseas.Apr 16, 2014
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Passport issued to one of the first Kanyaku-imin emigrants to Hawaii. (Replica)Apr 16, 2014
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Employee ID tag (bango 番号) from Maui, and a check sent home by an immigrant in Hawaii (replica). 1889Apr 16, 2014
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This page in the roster shows people from Suo Oshima, Yamaguchi Prefecture. More about Suo-Oshima here.Apr 16, 2014
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Roster of kanyaku imim laborers to Hawaii. 1885 (replica)Apr 16, 2014
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Kanyaku imin labor contract between Robert W. Irwin and a laborer dated Jan. 1885. (Replica) More about Robert Irwin here.Apr 16, 2014
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Kanyaku imin for emigrants to HawaiiApr 16, 2014
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Hawaii emigration exhibit at Japanese Overseas Migration Museum, YokohamaApr 16, 2014
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Hawaii emigration exhibit at Japanese Overseas Migration Museum, YokohamaApr 16, 2014
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Hawaii exhibit had a Newspaper ad: "Go to Hawaii as a migrant worker and become rich"Apr 16, 2014
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Okinawa also had a large number of emigrants: 89,424Apr 16, 2014
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This map shows how many emigrated from each prefecture. Hiroshima had a whopping 109,893 number of emigrants.Apr 16, 2014
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Total number of emigrants from Japan was 760,000.Apr 16, 2014
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Oregon Japanese farmersApr 16, 2014
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The museum also has a restaurant with an outdoor terrace (open 11:30 am - 1:30 pm, 5:30 pm - 9 pm).Apr 16, 2014
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Entrance to Japanese Overseas Migration Museum. 10 am - 5 pm (enter by 4:30 pm), closed Mon. (open if a national holiday and closed on Tue. instead) and Dec. 29-Jan. 3.The museum is operated by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) which is Japan's version of the Peace Corps.Apr 16, 2014
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The Japanese Overseas Migration Museum is operated by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in Yokohama. There are permanent exhibitions explaining the immigration to Hawai'i, continental USA, and South America.Apr 16, 2014
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There are also changing or special exhibitions so it's worth visiting more than once. Besides exhibition rooms, the museum has a reference library (closed on Sun.) with a collection of 20,000 books and materials about Japan's immigration.It even has kami-shibai (picture card stories). You can browse through recent Japanese novels such as "Japanese-Americans 99 Years of Love."Apr 16, 2014
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