Densho Visual History Collection ddr-densho-1000

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Edith Watanabe Interview (ddr-densho-1000-101)
vh Edith Watanabe Interview (ddr-densho-1000-101)
Nisei female. Born August 1921 in Seattle, Washington. Spent prewar years in Burlington, Washington. Was just starting college when incarcerated at Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Left camp early because of illness and married Nisei GI. Lived in Midwest for duration of war, resettled in Seattle, Washington following war. Edith Watanabe passed away on December 12 ...
Harvey Watanabe Interview (ddr-densho-1000-102)
vh Harvey Watanabe Interview (ddr-densho-1000-102)
Nisei male. Born February 1919 in Exeter, California. Spent prewar childhood in Visalia, California. Drafted prior to World War II. Served in an activated National Guard unit at Fort Lewis, Washington. When World War II broke out, he and all the other Nisei servicemen at Fort Lewis were sent inland. About twenty, Harvey included, went to ...
Masao Watanabe Interview (ddr-densho-1000-103)
vh Masao Watanabe Interview (ddr-densho-1000-103)
Born 1923 in Seattle, Washington. Grew up near Nihonmachi area of Seattle. Incarcerated at Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. In 1943, volunteered for the army while in camp. Served in Europe with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, L Company. Returned to Seattle after the war and worked for the U.S. Customs ...
Walt Woodward Interview (ddr-densho-1000-104)
vh Walt Woodward Interview (ddr-densho-1000-104)
Caucasian male born February 25, 1910, in Seattle, Washington. Co-publisher (with his wife Milly) and editor of the newspaper, The Bainbridge Review, from 1935-1963. During World War II, The Bainbridge Review was the sole newspaper on the West Coast to continuously speak out against the mass removal and incarceration of Japanese Americans, primarily through Woodward's ...
Henry Bruno Yamada Interview (ddr-densho-1000-105)
vh Henry Bruno Yamada Interview (ddr-densho-1000-105)
Nisei male, born 1923 on the Island of Kauai, Hawaii. Volunteered for military service shortly after graduating from High School. Served in the 442nd Regimental Combat Unit in a mortar platoon during World War II. (The 442 was an entirely Asian American segregated fighting unit.) After the war, he lived on the U.S. mainland for ...
Jimi Yamaichi Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-106)
vh Jimi Yamaichi Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-106)
Nisei male born in October 27, 1922. Grew up in San Jose, California where his father had a farming operation. Incarcerated in Pomona Assembly Center, Heart Mountain concentration camp and Tule Lake Segregation Center. Worked on an engineering crew on the Shoshone Dam, and later was a carpentry foreman in Tule Lake. Was in Tule during ...
Frank Yamasaki Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-107)
vh Frank Yamasaki Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-107)
Nisei male. Born 1923 in Seattle, Washington. Spent prewar childhood in South Park and Belltown areas of Seattle. Incarcerated at Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Refused to participate in draft, imprisoned at McNeil Island Penitentiary, Washington, for resisting the draft. Resettled in Seattle. Frank Yamasaki passed away February 28, 2016.
Asano Terao Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-108)
vh Asano Terao Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-108)
Issei female. Born 1897 in Hiroshima, Japan. Graduated from Shintoku Jikka Girls' High School. Married Mr. Shizuto Terao, an Issei who returned to Japan temporarily from the U.S., through an arranged marriage, and immigrated to the U.S. Lived in Seattle until they moved to Salt Lake City, Utah, to stay with her cousin in ...
Asano Terao Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-109)
vh Asano Terao Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-109)
Issei female. Born 1897 in Hiroshima, Japan. Graduated from Shintoku Jikka Girls' High School. Married Mr. Shizuto Terao, an Issei who returned to Japan temporarily from the U.S., through an arranged marriage, and immigrated to the U.S. Lived in Seattle until they moved to Salt Lake City, Utah, to stay with her cousin in ...
Take Murayama Interview (ddr-densho-1000-110)
vh Take Murayama Interview (ddr-densho-1000-110)
Issei female. Born 1895 in Nagano, Japan. Married Mr. Kazuyoshi Murayama, an Issei who returned to Japan temporarily for an arranged marriage. Immigrated to the U.S. in August of 1916. Worked for a wealthy family in North Dakota, then settled in Seattle. Went back to Japan in 1924, but returned to Seattle in 1925. Owned ...
Yasashi Ichikawa Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-111)
vh Yasashi Ichikawa Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-111)
Issei female. Born 1907 in Shimonoseki, Japan. Attended school in Japan, and was encouraged by father to study English. Married a Buddhist minister and immigrated to the United States. Lived in Fresno, California, then returned to Japan for two years. Moved to Seattle, Washington, where husband was a minister at the Seattle Buddhist Temple. During World ...
Yasashi Ichikawa Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-112)
vh Yasashi Ichikawa Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-112)
Issei female. Born 1907 in Shimonoseki, Japan. Attended school in Japan, and was encouraged by father to study English. Married a Buddhist minister and immigrated to the United States. Lived in Fresno, California, then returned to Japan for two years. Moved to Seattle, Washington, where husband was a minister at the Seattle Buddhist Temple. During World ...
Lorraine Bannai Interview (ddr-densho-1000-113)
vh Lorraine Bannai Interview (ddr-densho-1000-113)
Sansei female. Born 1955 in Los Angeles, CA. Grew up in Gardena, CA, surrounded by a large Japanese American community. Influenced by father's role in community and politics, and mother's emphasis on education. Attended University of California, Santa Barbara where she became increasingly aware of Japanese American history, issues of ethnic identity and racial ...
Robert Mizukami Interview (ddr-densho-1000-114)
vh Robert Mizukami Interview (ddr-densho-1000-114)
Nisei male. Born December 20, 1922, in Star Lake, Washington. Grew up in the Renton area and later in Fife, Washington. Immigrant father began three-generation greenhouse business in Fife. Following Executive Order 9066, the Mizukami family was removed to Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington (nicknamed "Camp Harmony"). Later, transported to Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Served in the ...
Gordon Hirabayashi Interview V (ddr-densho-1000-115)
vh Gordon Hirabayashi Interview V (ddr-densho-1000-115)
Nisei male. Born April 23, 1918, in Seattle, Washington. Spent most of his childhood in Thomas, Washington, where his parents were part of a Christian farming co-op. Attended the University of Washington where he was active in the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA), the conscientious objector movement, and became a Quaker. At the outbreak of ...
John Kanda Interview (ddr-densho-1000-116)
vh John Kanda Interview (ddr-densho-1000-116)
Nisei male. Born July 10, 1925 in Seattle, Washington. Grew up in the Thomas-Auburn area of Washington. Following Executive Order 9066, family was removed to Pinedale Assembly Center, then to Tule Lake concentration camp in California. Later transferred to Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Volunteered as a replacement for the 100th/442nd Regimental Combat Team and trained ...
Joseph Frisino Interview (ddr-densho-1000-117)
vh Joseph Frisino Interview (ddr-densho-1000-117)
Male of Italian and Irish descent. Born 1919 in Baltimore, Maryland. Grew up in the countryside outside of Baltimore with his parents, younger sister, and maternal grandmother. Raised Catholic, he attended public schools until graduating in 1936 at age seventeen. Began working for the Baltimore News Post in 1937 until the draft of 1940 when he ...
Marian Asao Kurosu Interview (ddr-densho-1000-118)
vh Marian Asao Kurosu Interview (ddr-densho-1000-118)
Issei female. Born March 10, 1907, in Fukui prefecture, Japan. Graduated from Jinai Girls School. After grandfather's death, came to Seattle, Washington in 1924 to join father and uncle, working in family-run agricultural greenhouse. Arranged marriage to Mr. Roy Naoe Kurosu, an Issei working in Tacoma sawmills. Started new greenhouse in Sunnydale, Washington until all ...
Bill Nishimura Interview (ddr-densho-1000-119)
vh Bill Nishimura Interview (ddr-densho-1000-119)
Nisei male, born June 21, 1920 in Compton, California. Raised on a farm in Lawndale, California. Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, his father was picked up by FBI and detained at a Department of Justice (DOJ) internment camp in Lordsburg, New Mexico. His family voluntarily moved to Visalia, California, then was forcibly moved to Poston ...
Marianne West Interview (ddr-densho-1000-120)
vh Marianne West Interview (ddr-densho-1000-120)
Nisei female. Born November 4, 1926 in Seattle, Washington. Family lived in Leavenworth, Washington, then moved to the West Coast. After the outbreak of World War II, family removed from Bellingham, Washington to Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Transferred to Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming, before leaving to resettle in Spokane, Washington.

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Charles Olds Interview (ddr-densho-1000-121)
vh Charles Olds Interview (ddr-densho-1000-121)
Caucasian male. Born 1913 in Karuizawa, Japan, to missionary parents. Attended Canadian school in Kobe, Japan, before coming to the United States with his older brother. He attended the University of Chicago School of Social Work, then volunteered to work for the War Relocation Authority (WRA). He later worked as a relocation officer in the concentration ...
Tomiye Terasaki Interview (ddr-densho-1000-122)
vh Tomiye Terasaki Interview (ddr-densho-1000-122)
Kibei female. Born October 5, 1910, in San Francisco, California. At age three, sent to live with grandfather and receive education in Fukuoka, Japan. After high school, temporarily moved to Tokyo and assisted family-owned business. In 1929, returned to U.S. to join parents in Sacramento. After arranged marriage to Mr. Tadao Sakita, moved to Los ...
Tsuguo
vh Tsuguo "Ike" Ikeda Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-123)
Nisei male. Born 1924 in Portland, Oregon. Incarcerated at North Portland Assembly Center and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Kept a diary beginning December, 1941 and through incarceration. Beginning as a teenager, was exceptionally active as a volunteer leader, first within a Japanese American church in Portland, later in camp with Federated Christian Church, school and service ...
Tsuguo
vh Tsuguo "Ike" Ikeda Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-124)
Nisei male. Born 1924 in Portland, Oregon. Incarcerated at North Portland Assembly Center and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Kept a diary beginning December, 1941 and through incarceration. Beginning as a teenager, was exceptionally active as a volunteer leader, first within a Japanese American church in Portland, later in camp with Federated Christian Church, school and service ...
Tsuguo
vh Tsuguo "Ike" Ikeda Interview III (ddr-densho-1000-125)
Nisei male. Born 1924 in Portland, Oregon. Incarcerated at North Portland Assembly Center and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Kept a diary beginning December, 1941 and through incarceration. Beginning as a teenager, was exceptionally active as a volunteer leader, first within a Japanese American church in Portland, later in camp with Federated Christian Church, school and service ...

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