Santa Cruz County History - Cultural Diversity

Nihon Bunka/Japanese Culture: One Hundred Years in the Pajaro Valley


Photo of WW I Issei Soldier
U.S. Army World War I Issei
Volunteer from the Pajaro Valley, 1918

Iwata, Masakazu, "The Japanese Immigrants in California Agriculture," Agricultural History, v. 36, Oct. 1962: 25-37.

Johnson, Eleanor, in collaboration with Opal Marshall, The Japanese and Japanese-Americans in the Pajaro Valley. Watsonville, Calif., Japanese American Citizens League, 1967.

Lydon, Sandy, A Half-Century of Service; The Watsonville Japanese American Citizens League - 1934-1984. Watsonville, Calif., JACL, 1984.

Nakane, Kazuko, Nothing Left in My Hands; An Early Japanese American Community in California's Pajaro Valley. Seattle, Young Pine Press, 1985.

Nakano, Mei T., Japanese American Women; Three Generations 1890-1990. San Francisco, National Japanese American Historical Society; and Berkeley, Mina Press Publishing, 1990.

Sacramento History Museum, The Continuing Traditions: Japanese Americans, The Story of a People, Sacramento, Calif., 1992.

U.S. Immigration Commission. Reports, vol. 24. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1911b: 431-451.

Westview Presbyterian Church, The Seventy-fifth Anniversary of Mission Work in Watsonville, California. Oct. 28, 1973.

Westview Presbyterian Church, Nisei Christian Journey: Its Promise and Fulfillment, Vol. II, Watsonville, Calif., 1983.

Wilhelm, Stephen and Sagen, James E., A History of the Strawberry; From Ancient Gardens to Modern Markets. University of California, Division of Agricultural Sciences, 1974.

Watsonville Buddhist Temple, 60th Anniversary 1905-1966, 1966; and 75th Anniversary 1906-1981, 1981; Watsonville, Calif.

This chapter is from a booklet titled, Nihon Bunka = Japanese Culture; one hundred years in the Pajaro Valley. It was published by the Pajaro Valley Arts Council in conjunction with the Council's 1992 exhibition of the same name. The text is published on the Library's Web site with the permission of the Council. Photographs are courtesy of Bill Tao.

Copyright 1992. Pajaro Valley Arts Council.

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