Mitsuko Hashiguchi Segment 31

Parents' immigration story (ddr-densho-1000-12-1) - 00:01:21
Father's arrival in the United States, working on the railroad (ddr-densho-1000-12-2) - 00:01:44
Parents' immigration story: marriage (ddr-densho-1000-12-3) - 00:01:46
Parents clear land for farm and home (ddr-densho-1000-12-4) - 00:02:51
Description of siblings (ddr-densho-1000-12-5) - 00:02:16
Growing up on the family farm, balancing farm chores and school (ddr-densho-1000-12-6) - 00:01:22
Activities in the Bellevue Japanese American farming community (ddr-densho-1000-12-7) - 00:01:57
Description of family farm (ddr-densho-1000-12-8) - 00:02:23
Farm crops and livestock (ddr-densho-1000-12-9) - 00:03:12
Daily chores on the family farm (ddr-densho-1000-12-10) - 00:01:30
A child's typical day on the farm (ddr-densho-1000-12-11) - 00:01:23
Making "mochi" for New Year's celebrations (ddr-densho-1000-12-12) - 00:02:06
Photograph of family farm (ddr-densho-1000-12-13) - 00:00:43
Reusing water: from the bath to the laundry (ddr-densho-1000-12-14) - 00:01:15
Farm life in the winter (ddr-densho-1000-12-15) - 00:00:57
Caucasians reach out to the Japanese Americans returning home from the camps (ddr-densho-1000-12-16) - 00:01:32
School in prewar Bellevue (ddr-densho-1000-12-17) - 00:02:16
Description of prewar Bellevue community (ddr-densho-1000-12-18) - 00:02:35
Social activities of the prewar Bellevue community, Strawberry Festival brings everyone together (ddr-densho-1000-12-19) - 00:03:44
Social, cultural activities for the Nisei in the prewar Bellevue, Washington, community (ddr-densho-1000-12-20) - 00:02:35
Farming community parties: the Japanese American potluck (ddr-densho-1000-12-21) - 00:02:51
Social, cultural activities for the Nisei in the prewar Bellevue, Washington, community (ddr-densho-1000-12-22) - 00:02:49
Visiting the city, Bon Odori in Seattle (ddr-densho-1000-12-23) - 00:02:19
Visiting the city, Bon Odori in Seattle (ddr-densho-1000-12-24) - 00:01:06
Joining the Honor Society in Seattle (ddr-densho-1000-12-25) - 00:01:25
Farm life in the winter (ddr-densho-1000-12-26) - 00:00:59
Meeting future husband (ddr-densho-1000-12-27) - 00:01:58
Husband adjusts to married life and farm life (ddr-densho-1000-12-28) - 00:01:55
Working in field until son is delivered (ddr-densho-1000-12-29) - 00:00:55
Husband's activities in prewar Japanese American community in Seattle (ddr-densho-1000-12-30) - 00:02:41
FBI pick-up of Issei creates panic after the bombing of Pearl Harbor (ddr-densho-1000-12-31) - 00:02:58
Role of the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) during mass removal; husband's role as messenger between Bellevue, Washington community and Seattle JACL (ddr-densho-1000-12-32) - 00:03:42
Packing for camp, and trying to protect farm assets; property loss and damage (ddr-densho-1000-12-33) - 00:03:01
(ddr-densho-1000-12-34) - 00:01:04
Removal from Bellevue, Washington: arranging own transportation to the train station (ddr-densho-1000-12-35) - 00:01:21
The trip to Pinedale Assembly Center, California: a quiet and depressing train ride (ddr-densho-1000-12-36) - 00:02:11
First impressions of Pinedale Assembly Center (ddr-densho-1000-12-37) - 00:00:45
Living conditions in Pinedale: seven in one room (ddr-densho-1000-12-38) - 00:02:31
Pinedale Assembly Center: adjusting to differences in food (ddr-densho-1000-12-39) - 00:01:08
Living conditions in Pinedale Assembly Center (ddr-densho-1000-12-40) - 00:01:32
Description of Pinedale Assembly Center (ddr-densho-1000-12-41) - 00:01:31
Organization of move to Tule Lake concentration camp (ddr-densho-1000-12-42) - 00:02:16
Long trip by train to Tule Lake concentration camp (ddr-densho-1000-12-43) - 00:01:31
Description of Tule Lake concentration camp, California: an improvement from the assembly center (ddr-densho-1000-12-44) - 00:01:11
A desert with no green: Tule Lake concentration camp (ddr-densho-1000-12-45) - 00:01:23
A Nisei woman's typical day at Tule Lake concentration camp (ddr-densho-1000-12-46) - 00:01:33
Doing laundry in Tule Lake concentration camp (ddr-densho-1000-12-47) - 00:01:44
Buying goods by catalogue at Tule Lake concentration camp (ddr-densho-1000-12-48) - 00:01:04
Daily life in Tule Lake concentration camp: housework, social visits, jobs (ddr-densho-1000-12-49) - 00:02:21
Unknown sisters in Japan (ddr-densho-1000-12-50) - 00:01:09
(ddr-densho-1000-12-51) - 00:01:33
Temporarily leaving camp to work as laborers: harvesting sugar beets in Montana (ddr-densho-1000-12-52) - 00:02:24
Temporarily leaving camp to work as laborers: harvesting sugar beets in Montana (ddr-densho-1000-12-53) - 00:01:00
Transferring to Minidoka concentration camp (ddr-densho-1000-12-54) - 00:01:23
Description of older siblings in Japan (ddr-densho-1000-12-55) - 00:02:29
Worrying about family in Japan (ddr-densho-1000-12-56) - 00:00:47
Organized activities, fresh vegetables and well-cooked rice at Minidoka concentration camp (ddr-densho-1000-12-57) - 00:03:23
Harvesting onions and sugar beets in Idaho (ddr-densho-1000-12-58) - 00:01:32
Cultural and social activities at Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho (ddr-densho-1000-12-59) - 00:02:51
Passing time in camp (ddr-densho-1000-12-60) - 00:02:02
Moving back to Bellevue, Washington (ddr-densho-1000-12-61) - 00:01:36
Shock at condition of family farm upon returning after the war (ddr-densho-1000-12-62) - 00:02:10
Struggling to rebuild the family farm, finally deciding to sell (ddr-densho-1000-12-63) - 00:03:00
Rebuilding family's farm and finances after the war (ddr-densho-1000-12-64) - 00:02:26
Working for the Bellevue School District (ddr-densho-1000-12-65) - 00:03:45
Husband's postwar work (ddr-densho-1000-12-66) - 00:01:12
Postwar employment opportunities for Japanese Americans (ddr-densho-1000-12-67) - 00:01:44
Family photograph (ddr-densho-1000-12-68) - 00:00:30
Becoming active again in the postwar Japanese American community (ddr-densho-1000-12-69) - 00:02:22
Husband's community involvement (ddr-densho-1000-12-70) - 00:01:17
Participation in the Bellevue Boys Club (ddr-densho-1000-12-71) - 00:01:03
First trip to Japan, meeting sisters (ddr-densho-1000-12-72) - 00:02:21
Organizing trips to Japan (ddr-densho-1000-12-73) - 00:01:38
Involvement in community activities, winning the Community Bridge Builder Award in Bellevue (ddr-densho-1000-12-74) - 00:02:38
Recent hobbies: doll collecting (ddr-densho-1000-12-75) - 00:02:39
Thoughts on intermarriage within the Japanese American community (ddr-densho-1000-12-76) - 00:02:12
Sharing the incarceration experience with future generations (ddr-densho-1000-12-77) - 00:01:56
The declining sense of community in Bellevue, lack of interest among Sansei (ddr-densho-1000-12-78) - 00:01:52
Hopes for the future of the Japanese American community (ddr-densho-1000-12-79) - 00:02:03
Description of grandchildren (ddr-densho-1000-12-80) - 00:01:18
Reflections (ddr-densho-1000-12-81) - 00:01:01
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ddr-densho-1000-12-31 (Legacy UID: denshovh-hmitsuko-01-0031)

FBI pick-up of Issei creates panic after the bombing of Pearl Harbor

00:02:58 — Segment 31 of 81

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July 28, 1998

Densho Visual History Collection


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Mitsuko Hashiguchi

Mitsuko Hashiguchi Interview

02:34:29 — 81 segments

July 28, 1998

Bellevue, Washington

Nisei female. Born 1921 in Bellevue, Washington. Raised on a Bellevue farm, married and had a child before being incarcerated at Pinedale Assembly Center, California; Tule Lake concentration camp, California; and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Discusses the Japanese American community in Bellevue before and after World War II.

James Arima, interviewer; Steve Hamada, videographer


Courtesy of Densho