|Title||Group outside Kokaido Japanese clubhouse, Bellevue, 1930 |
|Photographer||Toyo Studio |
|Notes||The Bellevue Japanese community of approximately 300 residents built a clubhouse in 1930 near NE 10th Street and 102nd Avenue NE. The dedication was attended by Bellevue's leading citizens as well as friends and relatives from Seattle. It was estimated that 500 people attended the gathering. The building served many purposes such as community business meetings, Buddhist and Christian church services, flower arranging classes, movies, Japanese language classes, shibais (plays), and various indoor activities such as girls and boys basketball, judo, and kendo. Football and baseball teams were also organized and annual community picnics were held on the site.|
Japanese caption on image.
Caption taken from EHC records.
Japanese Americans--Washington (State)--Bellevue
|Places||United States--Washington (State)--Bellevue |
|Digital Collection||Eastside Heritage Center Photograph Collection |
|Image Number||J1989.01.11 |
|Ordering Information||To order a copy of this image or inquire about permissions, contact the Curator of Collections at (425) 450-1049 or P.O. Box 40535, Bellevue, WA 98015. |
|Repository||Eastside Heritage Center |
|Repository Collection||Japanese Collection/Bellevue |
|Physical Description||1 photographic print: b&w |
|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. |