Oregon Nikkei History

Sharing and preserving Japanese American history and culture

On this site we highlight photos from our historical collection housed at the Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center in Portland's Old Town neighborhood, as well as other information about history and Japanese Americans in Oregon. Please visit www.oregonnikkei.org to learn more about the Oregon Nikkei Endowment and its programs.
Posts tagged "1910s"

Council Crest is a park in Portland, and in 1912 (when this picture was taken), Council Crest Amusement Park was a popular attraction, accessible only by streetcar. The amusement park closed in 1929.

Kikuo Hiromura (the image donor’s father) is on the far left of this portrait. The others are unknown.

Members of Hood Sadaji Shiogi’s family picking berries. The Shiogi family owned farmland in Montavilla, Oregon, and leased land in Troutdale, Oregon, around the time this photo was taken (circa 1915).

Saito Fish Company, Portland’s Japantown

Mr. Saito driving the Saito Fish Co. car, circa 1915. The Saito Fish Market was located in Portland’s Japantown on what is now NW Fourth Avenue.

M. Hachiya Company, Nihonmachi

The M. Hachiya Co. General Merchandise store, with the family and employees in front of the store, circa 1912. The store was located on North 4th Street in Portland’s Nihonmachi (Japantown), beneath the Inouye Hotel.

Brothers Hisa Kiichi Hachiya and Masakichi Hachiya (originally from Okayama, Japan) were the owners of the store. Hisa is seated in the front row, 7th from left. Hisa’s wife, Kichi (Namba) Hachiya, is seated in the front row, 4th from right. Their son Henry is being held by the woman seated 5th from right, next to Kichi.

Japanese immigrant inspection card, 1914

Kanichi Endo inspection card showing that he had passed medical inspection on April 8, 1914, before he left Yokohama, Japan. At the bottom 15 days are punched, as he passed the daily inspection on the ship. The stamp in the middle shows that Kanichi passed quarantine, but this stamp is dated April 23, 1913 (obviously a mistake).