|Title||Norakuro Harmonica Band, Minidoka, August 20, 1943 |
|Caption||Minidoka, Idaho, was one of ten internment camps for Japanese and Japanese Americans during World War II. It held people originally from Seattle, Portland, Puyallup Valley, and Alaska. |
|Notes||Typed on verso: War Relocation Authority, Minidoka Relocation Center, Hunt, Idaho. No. MK-3. Date: 8-20-43. Data: Norakuro band. This is called a harmonica band although harmonicas are augmented by an equal number of other instruments. The organization including the name is patterned after Borrah Minnevitch's Harmonica Rascals. The band plays for center dances and is very popular. They play both American and Japanese music, often putting Japanese lyrics to American music.|
Stamped on verso: Project reports.
Note from Wing Luke records: Many band members were men who had been educated in Japan, called Kibei.
Caption taken from Wing Luke records.
Minidoka Relocation Center
Japanese Americans--Washington (State)--Seattle
World War, 1939-1945
|Places||United States--Idaho--Hunt |
|Digital Collection||Wing Luke Asian Museum Photograph Collection |
|Image Number||1992.041.004 U |
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|Credit Line||Wing Luke Asian Museum Photograph Collection |
|Repository||Wing Luke Asian Museum |
|Physical Description||1 photographic print: b&w; 4 1/2 x 6 1/2 in. |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned as a 3000 pixel TIFF image in 8-bit grayscale, resized to 640 pixels in the longest dimension and compressed into JPEG format using Photoshop 6.0 and its JPEG quality measurement 3. |