Hawaii Nikkei Legacy Exhibit

Prefecture Roots

The Hawaii Nikkei maintain strong ties to the original prefectures from where their ancestors immigrated. These were primarily:

  • Fukushima Prefecture
  • Niigata Prefecture
  • Hiroshima Prefecture
  • Yamaguchi Prefecture
  • Fukuoka Prefecture
  • Kumamoto Prefecture
  • Okinawa Prefecture

Many prefecture clubs (kenjin kai) and cultural groups like bon dance clubs help to preserve prefectural and cultural ties. Many of the Nikkei went on to lead accomplished lives in a wide variety of fields. The following photographs identify some of them as well as the prefectures from where their families immigrated.

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Fukuoka

Fukushima
Hiroshima
Kumamoto
Mie
Okinawa
Yamaguchi
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