Tsuchino Forrester Interview Segment 1

Born in Fukuoka, Japan (Japanese language) (ddr-densho-1000-439-1) -
Description of family's farm (Japanese language) (ddr-densho-1000-439-2) -
Being insulated from the effects of the war (Japanese language) (ddr-densho-1000-439-3) -
Father's untimely passing during the war (Japanese language) (ddr-densho-1000-439-4) -
Hearing about the end of the war, rumors about American soldiers (Japanese language) (ddr-densho-1000-439-5) -
Little contact with American soldiers during the war and U.S. occupation (Japanese language) (ddr-densho-1000-439-6) -
Meeting future husband (Japanese language) (ddr-densho-1000-439-7) -
Future husband's persistence in asking to marry (Japanese language) (ddr-densho-1000-439-8) -
Opposition to marriage by the U.S. Air Force (Japanese language) (ddr-densho-1000-439-9) -
Family members' reactions to impending marriage (Japanese language) (ddr-densho-1000-439-10) -
Receiving a letter every day from future husband (Japanese language) (ddr-densho-1000-439-11) -
Reuniting with future husband (Japanese language) (ddr-densho-1000-439-12) -
Having a secret wedding ceremony (Japanese language) (ddr-densho-1000-439-13) -
Moving to Okinoerabu island and living independently while husband was in service (Japanese language) (ddr-densho-1000-439-14) -
Preparing to leave for the United States (Japanese language) (ddr-densho-1000-439-15) -
Arriving in the U.S. and meeting husband's family (Japanese language) (ddr-densho-1000-439-16) -
Thoughts on the difference between prewar and postwar immigrants from Japan (Japanese language) (ddr-densho-1000-439-17) -
Attempting to cook a Japanese meal in the U.S. (Japanese language) (ddr-densho-1000-439-18) -
Founding a group for Japanese war brides in the U.S. (Japanese language) (ddr-densho-1000-439-19) -
Joining the Nikkei International Marriage Society (Japanese language) (ddr-densho-1000-439-20) -
Challenges faced as a new immigrant in the U.S. (Japanese language) (ddr-densho-1000-439-21) -
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ddr-densho-1000-439-1 (Legacy UID: denshovh-ftsuchino-01-0001)

Born in Fukuoka, Japan (Japanese language)

This interview was conducted in Japanese. The transcript provided is an English translation.

00:04:26 — Segment 1 of 21

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June 14, 2016

Densho Visual History Collection

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Tsuchino Forrester

Tsuchino Forrester Interview

02:02:24 — 21 segments

June 14, 2016

Seattle, Washington

Shin-Issei female. Born March 30, 1931, in Kasuga, Fukuoka, Japan. Grew up in Kasuga where parents ran a farm. Graduated from a girl's high school during the U.S. occupation of Japan. Met future husband, a U.S. serviceman, and immigrated to the United States as a "war bride."

(This interview was conducted in Japanese. The transcript provided is an English translation.)

Naoko Magasis, interviewer; Dana Hoshide, videographer

Densho Visual History Collection

Courtesy of Densho