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 "camp art"

Woodblock print made in the Minidoka internment camp in Idaho by Marian Hara of Portland, Oregon, an art student of Fumi Haraguchi Kato at Hunt High School.

Woodblock print made in the Minidoka internment camp by an art student of Fumi Haraguchi Kato at Hunt High School. The print shows a few of the boys in camp playing basketball near the barracks.

Wooden tea tray with ink drawing of barracks and Castle Rock at the Tule Lake internment camp. “Presented to Minoru Yasui” is written in Japanese.

Woodblock print made in the Minidoka internment camp by Betty Jane Michikami, an art student of Fumi Haraguchi Kato at Hunt High School during World War II.

Woodblock print of Hunt, Idaho

A woodblock print made in the Minidoka internment camp by a Japanese American art student of Fumi Haraguchi Kato at Hunt High School during World War II. The artist here has depicted the barbed wire fence around the camp, something which is rarely seen in photographs.

Minidoka art show

Arts and crafts show at the Minidoka internment camp, circa 1943. Many of the Japanese American residents passed the time in camp by making furniture, artwork, and crafts out of found materials.

Minidoka woodblock print

Woodblock print made in the Minidoka internment camp by an art student of Fumi Haraguchi Kato at Hunt High School. This print depicts the iconic water tower at Minidoka.