Agriculture

Most of the Japanese farmers settled in the province of Buenos Aires. The first one chose Burzaco, where a large colony of Japanese horticulturalists developed.
Kiyotomi Uehara tried to carry out farming activities in Argentina together with tending his bar, following a wish expressed by his father, who had been a farmer in Okinawa.



1936. Mendoza, on the way to Real del Padre.

Kiyotomi Uehara aged 26 with the gamily of Kazue Tamura, Tsuneko de Ikeda, Ms Tamura, from Suwa, Nagano, Japan, came to Argentina in 1916. He settled first in Unquillo, Cordoba and then moved to Mendoza where he specialized in growing apples.


In the vegetable garden of Matsutaro Nakasone in Vicente Casares, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Left: Kaoru Shokida, Matsutaro Nakasone, Fukuei Yonamine, Oshiro, Kinmatsu Nakasone (all fom Nakijin, Okinawa, Japan).
Seated: Shizu Nakasone from Nakijin, Alberto Nakasone (argentine), Haru Nakasone (from Nakijin), sister of Takako Yonamine, Kiyotomi Uehara´s wife.


1939. Cordoba, Argentina.

At Kiyotomi Uehara´s smallholding on the way to Santiago del Estero together with Chushin Yonamine and Masao Uchima, both from Nakijin, Okinawa, Japan. Kiyotomi Uehara grew vegetables and fruit and kept pigs here.


1937. Prov. Of Cordoba, Argentina.
At the farm owned by Kiyotomi Uehara by the road to Santiago del Estero, near Córdoba City.
Kiyotomi Uehara (26) grew vegetables as well as fruit trees, and he also raised various animals, amongst which pigs.

1937. Prov. of Cordoba, Argentina.
At the farm Kiyotomi Uehara owned by the road to Santiago del Estero, near Córdoba City.

Masao Uchima, from Nakijin, Okinawa, Japan, and Chushin Yonamine, also from Nakijin, are depicted
among the vegetables.
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1937. Prov. of Cordoba, Argentina.
At the farm owned by Kiyotomi Uehara by the road to Santiago del Estero, near Córdoba City.

Chushin Yonamine (K.U.´s cousin) and a friend besides growing vegetables and rearing animals, they had fruit -trees.

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