Puyallup (Camp Harmony)

Temporary Assembly Center

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Tosh Yasutake Interview Segment 4 (ddr-densho-1000-138-4)
vh Tosh Yasutake Interview Segment 4 (ddr-densho-1000-138-4)
First impressions of the Puyallup Assembly Center: "it was like going to an army camp"

William Toshio Yasutake was interviewed together with his sister Mitsuye (Yasutake) Yamada and surviving brother, Joseph Yasutake, in group sessions on October 8-9, 2002. He was interviewed individually on November 14, 2002.

Before being contacted by Densho, the Yasutake siblings had …

Tosh Yasutake Interview Segment 5 (ddr-densho-1000-138-5)
vh Tosh Yasutake Interview Segment 5 (ddr-densho-1000-138-5)
Volunteering to move early to Minidoka to help prepare the camp for the other Japanese Americans

William Toshio Yasutake was interviewed together with his sister Mitsuye (Yasutake) Yamada and surviving brother, Joseph Yasutake, in group sessions on October 8-9, 2002. He was interviewed individually on November 14, 2002.

Before being contacted by Densho, the Yasutake siblings …

May Ota Higa Interview Segment 18 (ddr-densho-1000-174-18)
vh May Ota Higa Interview Segment 18 (ddr-densho-1000-174-18)
Restrictions after the bombing of Pearl Harbor; first impressions of Puyallup Assembly Center
Yasashi Ichikawa Interview II Segment 16 (ddr-densho-1000-112-16)
vh Yasashi Ichikawa Interview II Segment 16 (ddr-densho-1000-112-16)
Mass removal to Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington with seven children (Japanese language)

This interview was conducted in Japanese. The transcript is a translation of the original interview.

Yasashi Ichikawa Interview II Segment 15 (ddr-densho-1000-112-15)
vh Yasashi Ichikawa Interview II Segment 15 (ddr-densho-1000-112-15)
Daughter contracts chicken pox, has to remain behind with the Health Department when family is moved to Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington (Japanese language)

This interview was conducted in Japanese. The transcript is a translation of the original interview.

Akiko Kurose Interview II Segment 7 (ddr-densho-1000-42-7)
vh Akiko Kurose Interview II Segment 7 (ddr-densho-1000-42-7)
Traveling to Puyallup Assembly Center, first impressions

Mrs. Kurose was undergoing treatment for cancer and required frequent breaks and medication to help her with pain management.

Yae Aihara Interview Segment 8 (ddr-densho-1000-221-8)
vh Yae Aihara Interview Segment 8 (ddr-densho-1000-221-8)
First impressions of Puyallup Assembly Center, having a graduation ceremony
Frank S. Fujii Segment 11 (ddr-densho-1000-8-11)
vh Frank S. Fujii Segment 11 (ddr-densho-1000-8-11)
Impressions of Puyallup Assembly Center: physical discomforts, meeting new people

This interview was conducted over two days due to electrical problems. The majority of the interview was completed on the second day, September 5.

Frank S. Fujii Segment 12 (ddr-densho-1000-8-12)
vh Frank S. Fujii Segment 12 (ddr-densho-1000-8-12)
Receiving visits from a non-Japanese American mentor

This interview was conducted over two days due to electrical problems. The majority of the interview was completed on the second day, September 5.

Robert Mizukami Interview Segment 10 (ddr-densho-1000-114-10)
vh Robert Mizukami Interview Segment 10 (ddr-densho-1000-114-10)
Forced into "Camp Harmony," Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington

This is the first in a series of interviews conducted by the Puyallup Valley Japanese American Citizen League in collaboration with Densho.

Toru Sakahara - Kiyo Sakahara Interview II Segment 4 (ddr-densho-1000-77-4)
vh Toru Sakahara - Kiyo Sakahara Interview II Segment 4 (ddr-densho-1000-77-4)
Gambling in the Puyallup Assembly Center

This interview was conducted over two days at the Sakaharas' home.

May K. Sasaki Segment 15 (ddr-densho-1000-79-15)
vh May K. Sasaki Segment 15 (ddr-densho-1000-79-15)
Feeling like a "caged animal" in Puyallup Assembly Center
Shosuke Sasaki Segment 15 (ddr-densho-1000-78-15)
vh Shosuke Sasaki Segment 15 (ddr-densho-1000-78-15)
Role of the Japanese American Citizens League in Puyallup Assembly Center
Shosuke Sasaki Segment 16 (ddr-densho-1000-78-16)
vh Shosuke Sasaki Segment 16 (ddr-densho-1000-78-16)
Struggle for resources and leadership in camp, and the plot to murder Jimmy Sakamoto
Toru Sakahara - Kiyo Sakahara Interview II Segment 5 (ddr-densho-1000-77-5)
vh Toru Sakahara - Kiyo Sakahara Interview II Segment 5 (ddr-densho-1000-77-5)
Working in the judge advocate's office at Puyallup Assembly Center

This interview was conducted over two days at the Sakaharas' home.

May K. Sasaki Segment 14 (ddr-densho-1000-79-14)
vh May K. Sasaki Segment 14 (ddr-densho-1000-79-14)
Animal smells and painful inoculations: childhood memories of Puyallup Assembly Center
Fumiko M. Noji Segment 29 (ddr-densho-1000-72-29)
vh Fumiko M. Noji Segment 29 (ddr-densho-1000-72-29)
Traveling to the Puyallup Assembly Center, first impressions
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