Illness (TB)

Many of the Japanese immigrants who arrived in Argentina in the 30´s became ill with TB. In keeping with the large quantity of Japanese patients, a sanitorium for them was created at Cosquin, in the province of Córdoba This was known as The Cosquín Japanese Home and was later run by the Japanese Association of Argentina (AJA). In 1962 it was closed down for lack of patients.
Due acknowledgement was extended to Dr. Armando Cima, an Argentine physician, for his many years of hard work at the Sanitorium.

Kiyotomi Uehara became a patient at The Cosquín Japanese Home Sanitorium in Córdoba, where he spent four months upon having caught TB.


1936. Cosquín, Córdoba Province, Argentina

Left: Kichigui Oshiro (from Kunigami Son, Okinawa, Japan); right person's name forgotten; both were undergoing treatment at the Santa María National Sanatorium for T.B. patients in Santa María, near Cosquín, Córdoba province.
Sitting: Kiyotomi Uehara (25) calling on them.


1936.In Cosquín, Córdoba Province, Argentina.

Kiyotomi Uehara (25) calling on Kichigui Oshiro (from Kunigami Son, Okinawa, Japan), who is undergoing treatment for TB at the Santa María National Sanatorium in Santa María, near Cosquín, Córdoba Province. Mr. Kichigui Oshiro taught the Japanese language


1940. Japanese TB Sanatorium, Cosquin, Cordoba, Argentina.

A visitor, Rev. Tomi Chikara, recently arrived from Japan, with Mr. Shuichi Kajita and the Superintendant, Dr. Tadanao Yamazaki together with patients including Kiyotomi Uehara aged 29.


1940 Japanese TB Sanatorium, Cosquin, Cordoba, Argentina.

Kiyotomi Uehara was a patient here for 4 months. Many Young Japanese caught this disease and so had to be interned here.



1940. River Cosquin, Cordoba, Argentina.

Patients out walking. Kiyotomi Uehara cannot recall the names of his fellow patiens except Moritoku Kohagura from Nakijin, Okinawa, Japan.


1936.In Córdoba City, Argentina.

Kiyotomi Uehara (right) and Kichigui Oshiro in front of the Agronomy Faculty, National University of Córdoba, located on Sarmiento Park. Mr. Oshiro, after recovering from T.B., taught at the Japanese school in Córdoba City.


1940. Cosquin, Cordoba, Argentina.
Patients saying farewell to Kiyotomi Uehara who had been cured and could now return to his family and a new life

1940.In Cosquín, Córdoba Province, Argentina.

Kiyotomi Uehara (29) with Moritoku Kohagura (from Nakijin, Okinawa, Japan). Having recovered from TB, they both were discharged from the Japanese Home in Cosquín and are ready to return to their usual activities in Córdoba

1940. Cordoba city, Cordoba, Argentina.

JAC´s welcome back to Kiyotomi Uehara and farewell on his departure to live in Mina Clavero, Cordoba, held in Mr. Yamagishi´s Japanese Restaurant.
Left: Moriichi Oshiro from Haebaru, Okinawa, Matsutaro Uehara from Kungami, Okinawa, Seishiro Fuji from Saga, Japan, Kiyomasa Uehara, Fukutaro Tamashiro from Ozato, Okinawa, Kiyotomi Uehara, Shinsaku Yamagishi from Shimano, Japan, Shunichi Oshima from Kyoto, Japan, Eitoku Higa from Nago, Okinawa, Shinkoku Miyashiro from Ogimi, Okinawa, Japan.

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