Kazue Yamamoto Interview Segment 9

Parents' immigration and early life in Wapato, Washington (ddr-densho-1000-197-1) - 00:04:37
Helping out on family farm (ddr-densho-1000-197-2) - 00:04:47
Attending grade school; mostly Japanese American friends (ddr-densho-1000-197-3) - 00:03:31
Celebrating New Year's holiday growing up (ddr-densho-1000-197-4) - 00:02:16
Childhood memories of Wapato, Washington (ddr-densho-1000-197-5) - 00:02:14
Memories of Japanese language school: strict atmosphere (ddr-densho-1000-197-6) - 00:01:30
Hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor (ddr-densho-1000-197-7) - 00:02:22
Preparing for mass removal: selling belongings (ddr-densho-1000-197-8) - 00:02:38
Memories of Portland Assembly Center (ddr-densho-1000-197-9) - 00:03:02
Conditions in Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming (ddr-densho-1000-197-10) - 00:05:15
Family's resettlement in Spokane, living in a hotel (ddr-densho-1000-197-11) - 00:04:57
Feeling excited upon arriving in Spokane (ddr-densho-1000-197-12) - 00:02:21
Working for a family doing housework; learning rules of etiquette (ddr-densho-1000-197-13) - 00:03:30
Family's adjustment to postwar life (ddr-densho-1000-197-14) - 00:03:20
Meeting future husband, participating in social groups (ddr-densho-1000-197-15) - 00:02:33
Description of children (ddr-densho-1000-197-16) - 00:02:13
Visiting Wapato, Washington, postwar (ddr-densho-1000-197-17) - 00:01:38
Observing changes in Spokane's Japanese American community (ddr-densho-1000-197-18) - 00:02:25
Keeping up traditional New Year's celebrations (ddr-densho-1000-197-19) - 00:03:26
Reflections: observations of younger generations (ddr-densho-1000-197-20) - 00:07:14
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Memories of Portland Assembly Center

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.

00:03:02 — Segment 9 of 20

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June 8, 2006

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Kazue Yamamoto

Kazue Yamamoto Interview

01:05:49 — 20 segments

June 8, 2006

Spokane, Washington

Nisei female. Born January 14, 1927 in Wapato, Washington, where family operated a truck farm. Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed to North Portland Assembly Center and Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. Family left camp in 1945 for Spokane, Washington. Worked as a domestic on Spokane's South Hill before becoming a licensed beautician. Married husband Dick Yamamoto in 1952. Although raised Buddhist, was baptized in 1963 and continues to be active with the Highland Park Methodist Church.

(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.)

Megan Asaka, interviewer; Dana Hoshide, videographer

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