Mutsu Homma Segment 25

Description of children (ddr-densho-1000-24-1) -
Immigrating to the United States at age eighteen (ddr-densho-1000-24-2) -
Adjusting to life in America (ddr-densho-1000-24-3) -
Religious conflict in parents' families (ddr-densho-1000-24-4) -
Father builds first Christian church in Tono City, Japan (ddr-densho-1000-24-5) -
Growing up Christian among Buddhists (ddr-densho-1000-24-6) -
Father immigrates first to U.S. (ddr-densho-1000-24-7) -
Father's travels before arriving in U.S. (ddr-densho-1000-24-8) -
Father's decision to immigrate to the U.S. (ddr-densho-1000-24-9) -
Traveling alone to America (ddr-densho-1000-24-10) -
Majoring in music at the University of Southern California (ddr-densho-1000-24-11) -
Dealing with the language barrier at the University of Southern California (ddr-densho-1000-24-12) -
First exposure to farming (ddr-densho-1000-24-13) -
Father becomes minister of Gardena Baptist Church (ddr-densho-1000-24-14) -
Participating in church programs, teaching children (ddr-densho-1000-24-15) -
Compromise between "baishakunin" (match-makers) and dating (ddr-densho-1000-24-16) -
Wedding argument, to kiss or not to kiss (ddr-densho-1000-24-17) -
Living in Sawtelle, California (ddr-densho-1000-24-18) -
Preparing for mass removal: forced to sell belongings, a piano for $25 (ddr-densho-1000-24-19) -
Loss of privacy and dignity, strangers invite themselves in (ddr-densho-1000-24-20) -
Daughter adjusts to assembly center school (ddr-densho-1000-24-21) -
Husband uses own money to buy equipment after being assigned as an official dentist of Santa Anita Assembly Center (ddr-densho-1000-24-22) -
Description of assembly center: "Santa Anita is a horse place" (ddr-densho-1000-24-23) -
Struggling to feed family in assembly center (ddr-densho-1000-24-24) -
Separate living quarters for medical professionals (ddr-densho-1000-24-25) -
Remembering lost belongings (ddr-densho-1000-24-26) -
Husband struggles to serve dental patients (ddr-densho-1000-24-27) -
Living alongside belongings of famous actors and actresses (ddr-densho-1000-24-28) -
Description of "riot" at the Santa Anita Assembly Center: protesting lack of food (ddr-densho-1000-24-29) -
Husband's frustration as camp dentist (ddr-densho-1000-24-30) -
Mother, a Japanese language teacher, removed early (ddr-densho-1000-24-31) -
Family separated by mass removal (ddr-densho-1000-24-32) -
A citizen of America no matter what (ddr-densho-1000-24-33) -
Sent to Amache concentration camp (ddr-densho-1000-24-34) -
Coping with raising children in an assembly center (ddr-densho-1000-24-35) -
A soldier's question: "Are you a human being?" (ddr-densho-1000-24-36) -
Husband becomes ill from overwork (ddr-densho-1000-24-37) -
Impressions of Amache concentration camp (ddr-densho-1000-24-38) -
Finding the strength to live after husband's death (ddr-densho-1000-24-39) -
Following father to Seattle (ddr-densho-1000-24-40) -
Resettling in Seattle: a crowded living situation (ddr-densho-1000-24-41) -
Struggling to feed family after resettling in Seattle (ddr-densho-1000-24-42) -
Teaching at a nursery school (ddr-densho-1000-24-43) -
Father's work as minister of Seattle's Japanese Baptist Church (ddr-densho-1000-24-44) -
Raising children (ddr-densho-1000-24-45) -
Sharing the incarceration experience in a multicultural setting (ddr-densho-1000-24-46) -
Work as a nursery school teacher (ddr-densho-1000-24-47) -
Working in the University of Washington's East Asia Library (ddr-densho-1000-24-48) -
An asset to the University of Washington's East Asia Library (ddr-densho-1000-24-49) -
Remembering the difficulties of camp life (ddr-densho-1000-24-50) -
Hardships endured in camp (ddr-densho-1000-24-51) -
Ignoring government propaganda (ddr-densho-1000-24-52) -
Hearing rumors of danger after the bombing of Pearl Harbor (ddr-densho-1000-24-53) -
Becoming a United States citizen (ddr-densho-1000-24-54) -
Feeling at peace with life (ddr-densho-1000-24-55) -
Piano playing demonstration (ddr-densho-1000-24-56) -
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ddr-densho-1000-24-25 (Legacy UID: denshovh-hmutsu-01-0025)

Separate living quarters for medical professionals

00:01:32 — Segment 25 of 56

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August 27, 1997

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Mutsu Homma

Mutsu Homma Interview

03:06:15 — 56 segments

August 27, 1997

Seattle, Washington

Issei female. Born June 19, 1911, in Tono City, Iwate-ken, Japan. Immigrated to the United States in 1929. Incarcerated at the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and Amache concentration camp, Colorado. Father established and ministered the first Western-style Christian church in Tono City. Husband was assigned to the Santa Anita Assembly Center as the official head dentist, then passed away in Amache concentration camp.

Dee Goto, interviewer; Becky Fukuda, interviewer; Matt Emery, videographer

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