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Preliminary Guide to the Takuji Yamashita Photograph Collection
circa 1880-1957



Manuscript Collection No.: 5151
Accession No.: 5151-001
Creator: Yamashita, Takuji , creator
Title: Takuji Yamashita photograph collection
Date Span: circa 1880-1957
Quantity: 4 microfilm reels
Languages: Collection materials are in Japanese.




Biographical Note

Born in 1874 in Ehime, Japan, Yamashita emigrated to the U.S. in 1893, and studied at Tacoma High School and at the University of Washington where he graduated from Law School in 1902. He passed the state bar exam in 1902 but was not allowed to practice law for racial reasons. He managed restaurants and hotels in Seattle and Bremerton and an oyster business in Silverdale. With his family he was incarcerated at Tule Lake, Manzanar, and Minidoka during World War II and then lived in Seattle. In 1957, he returned with his wife Ito to Japan and died in Yawatahama in 1959.

Scope and Content

Microfilm primarily of 881 photographs of family members and friends as well as school records, a handwritten will (1893) and a passport (1927).

Restrictions on Access

Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use

Some restrictions on quotation, publication, and other uses of this material.

Acquisition Info

Donated by Yamashita Family, 6/7/1999.

Other Finding Aids


Subject Terms

Personal Names:
Yamashita, Takuji--Archives.
Last modified: January 14, 2008
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