Richard H. Yamamoto Segment 11

Origin of name (ddr-densho-1000-191-1) - 00:04:36
Description of siblings; unusual circumstances of sister's passing (ddr-densho-1000-191-2) - 00:06:29
Family background: father's family history (ddr-densho-1000-191-3) - 00:04:00
Father's job as a redcap at the train station (ddr-densho-1000-191-4) - 00:06:31
Description of redcap duties (ddr-densho-1000-191-5) - 00:04:54
Mother's background (ddr-densho-1000-191-6) - 00:02:51
Description of parents' hotel, clientele (ddr-densho-1000-191-7) - 00:04:11
Memories of helping at parents' hotel: spraying for bedbugs, stoking the furnace (ddr-densho-1000-191-8) - 00:06:03
Interactions with Spokane's Chinese community (ddr-densho-1000-191-9) - 00:08:25
Recreational activities as children (ddr-densho-1000-191-10) - 00:03:17
Attending Japanese language school, or "tip school" (ddr-densho-1000-191-11) - 00:04:51
Playing football in high school (ddr-densho-1000-191-12) - 00:04:37
Involvement in judo, playing in tournaments (ddr-densho-1000-191-13) - 00:06:20
Participation in Boys State (ddr-densho-1000-191-14) - 00:09:40
Becoming angry on December 7, 1941, quitting job (ddr-densho-1000-191-15) - 00:05:34
Effect of World War II on father's redcap position (ddr-densho-1000-191-16) - 00:03:28
Effect of World War II on personal life; restrictions (ddr-densho-1000-191-17) - 00:04:05
Description of brothers' wartime activities (ddr-densho-1000-191-18) - 00:06:43
Deciding to attend trade school and become an electrician (ddr-densho-1000-191-19) - 00:05:16
Meeting future wife, getting married (ddr-densho-1000-191-20) - 00:04:13
Description of children (ddr-densho-1000-191-21) - 00:06:21
Reflections: difficult experiences of the Kibei (ddr-densho-1000-191-22) - 00:04:06
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ddr-densho-1000-191-11 (Legacy UID: denshovh-yrichard-01-0011)

Attending Japanese language school, or "tip school"

This interview was conducted as part of a project to capture stories of the Japanese American community of Spokane, Washington. Densho worked in collaboration with the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture.

00:04:51 — Segment 11 of 22

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April 27, 2006

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Richard H. Yamamoto

Richard H. Yamamoto

01:56:31 — 22 segments

April 27, 2006

Spokane, Washington

Nisei male. Born September 4, 1922 in Spokane, Washington. Spent childhood in Spokane, where parents operated a downtown Spokane hotel and father worked as a redcap at the local train station. Graduated from Lewis & Clark High School, attended Whitworth College, and then attended trade school where he became an electrician. Currently resides with wife, Kazue, in Spokane.

(This interview was conducted as part of a project to capture stories of the Japanese American community of Spokane, Washington. Densho worked in collaboration with the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture.)

Tom Ikeda, interviewer; Dana Hoshide, videographer

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