Takashi Hori - Yoshito Mizuta - Elmer Tazuma Segment 18

Family background, Yoshito Mizuta (ddr-densho-1000-25-1) -
Family background, Takashi Hori (ddr-densho-1000-25-2) -
Family background, Elmer Tazuma (ddr-densho-1000-25-3) -
Reasons for Japanese American involvement in hotel business (ddr-densho-1000-25-4) -
Description of hotel clientele (ddr-densho-1000-25-5) -
Family's hotel in Seattle's Japantown (ddr-densho-1000-25-6) -
The hotel as a family, caring for the residents (ddr-densho-1000-25-7) -
Early Seattle hotels as former prostitution businesses (ddr-densho-1000-25-8) -
History of Seattle's early hotels (ddr-densho-1000-25-9) -
Japanese American-run hotels: the minimum housing code (ddr-densho-1000-25-10) -
Conditions of prewar hotel buildings (ddr-densho-1000-25-11) -
Japanese-owned prewar hotels (ddr-densho-1000-25-12) -
A close relationship between hotel owners and clientele (ddr-densho-1000-25-13) -
The propensity for Japanese hotel owners to live in their own hotels (ddr-densho-1000-25-14) -
Childhood activities of playing in the neighborhood (ddr-densho-1000-25-15) -
Attending movies as children (ddr-densho-1000-25-16) -
Description of Seattle's prewar Japantown (ddr-densho-1000-25-17) -
Japantown hotels (ddr-densho-1000-25-18) -
Description of Japanese American bathhouses (ddr-densho-1000-25-19) -
Lack of laundry facilities in the prewar hotels (ddr-densho-1000-25-20) -
Memories of hotel tenants (ddr-densho-1000-25-21) -
Sending laundry out to a central facility (ddr-densho-1000-25-22) -
The role of the Seattle Japanese Hotel Association in the community (ddr-densho-1000-25-23) -
Cost of running a prewar hotel (ddr-densho-1000-25-24) -
(ddr-densho-1000-25-25) -
Trying to make money running a hotel business (ddr-densho-1000-25-26) -
Keeping the family's hotel running during the Depression (ddr-densho-1000-25-27) -
Arrangements to protect hotel property, and reclaiming hotel property postwar (ddr-densho-1000-25-28) -
The large number of Japanese owned hotels prewar (ddr-densho-1000-25-29) -
Experiencing discrimination in the hotel industry (ddr-densho-1000-25-30) -
The Seattle Japanese Hotel Association of Seattle (ddr-densho-1000-25-31) -
Helping the Issei with English-language exams (ddr-densho-1000-25-32) -
Hotel Association meetings (ddr-densho-1000-25-33) -
Paying dues to the Hotel Association (ddr-densho-1000-25-34) -
The Seattle Japanese Hotel Association's role in dealing with the minimum housing code (ddr-densho-1000-25-35) -
Description of the minimum housing code (ddr-densho-1000-25-36) -
Complying with housing codes (ddr-densho-1000-25-37) -
(ddr-densho-1000-25-38) -
Administrative work in the hotel industry (ddr-densho-1000-25-39) -
Lobbying for the hotel industry (ddr-densho-1000-25-40) -
Remembering a hotel fire (ddr-densho-1000-25-41) -
Changes in the minimum housing code (ddr-densho-1000-25-42) -
The decline of Japanese American-managed hotels (ddr-densho-1000-25-43) -
The closing of numerous Japanese-run hotels (ddr-densho-1000-25-44) -
Storage of personal property during the war: using a hotel basement (ddr-densho-1000-25-45) -
Closing the Japanese bath (ddr-densho-1000-25-46) -
Changes in the Japantown hotel industry (ddr-densho-1000-25-47) -
(ddr-densho-1000-25-48) -
(ddr-densho-1000-25-49) -
Memories of the Issei (ddr-densho-1000-25-50) -
Prewar Japanese American community organizations (ddr-densho-1000-25-51) -
Nisei involvement in community activities (ddr-densho-1000-25-52) -
Japanese hotel names (ddr-densho-1000-25-53) -
The origins of Japanese American nicknames: Fleezy, Popo, etc. (ddr-densho-1000-25-54) -
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Japantown hotels

00:01:50 — Segment 18 of 54

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June 8, 1999

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Takashi Hori
Yoshito Mizuta
Elmer Tazuma

Takashi Hori - Yoshito Mizuta - Elmer Tazuma Interview

01:41:03 — 54 segments

June 8, 1999

Seattle, Washington

Mr. Hori was born in 1918, Mr. Mizuta was born in 1914, and Mr. Tazuma was born in 1916. Both Mr. Hori and Mr. Mizuta are Nisei, and Mr. Tazuma is an Issei. All three grew up in Seattle and owned hotels in the International District. In this group interview, they discuss Japanese American hotel ownership from the early to mid-1900s and the role of the hotel association in the Japanese American community.

Dee Goto, interviewer; Matt Emery, videographer

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