Tsuchino Forrester Interview Segment 1

Born in Fukuoka, Japan (Japanese language) (ddr-densho-1000-439-1) - 00:04:26
Description of family's farm (Japanese language) (ddr-densho-1000-439-2) - 00:04:35
Being insulated from the effects of the war (Japanese language) (ddr-densho-1000-439-3) - 00:03:25
Father's untimely passing during the war (Japanese language) (ddr-densho-1000-439-4) - 00:05:36
Hearing about the end of the war, rumors about American soldiers (Japanese language) (ddr-densho-1000-439-5) - 00:07:08
Little contact with American soldiers during the war and U.S. occupation (Japanese language) (ddr-densho-1000-439-6) - 00:03:37
Meeting future husband (Japanese language) (ddr-densho-1000-439-7) - 00:05:29
Future husband's persistence in asking to marry (Japanese language) (ddr-densho-1000-439-8) - 00:05:18
Opposition to marriage by the U.S. Air Force (Japanese language) (ddr-densho-1000-439-9) - 00:03:59
Family members' reactions to impending marriage (Japanese language) (ddr-densho-1000-439-10) - 00:08:54
Receiving a letter every day from future husband (Japanese language) (ddr-densho-1000-439-11) - 00:05:02
Reuniting with future husband (Japanese language) (ddr-densho-1000-439-12) - 00:06:39
Having a secret wedding ceremony (Japanese language) (ddr-densho-1000-439-13) - 00:05:37
Moving to Okinoerabu island and living independently while husband was in service (Japanese language) (ddr-densho-1000-439-14) - 00:09:33
Preparing to leave for the United States (Japanese language) (ddr-densho-1000-439-15) - 00:06:37
Arriving in the U.S. and meeting husband's family (Japanese language) (ddr-densho-1000-439-16) - 00:07:32
Thoughts on the difference between prewar and postwar immigrants from Japan (Japanese language) (ddr-densho-1000-439-17) - 00:06:04
Attempting to cook a Japanese meal in the U.S. (Japanese language) (ddr-densho-1000-439-18) - 00:03:10
Founding a group for Japanese war brides in the U.S. (Japanese language) (ddr-densho-1000-439-19) - 00:06:39
Joining the Nikkei International Marriage Society (Japanese language) (ddr-densho-1000-439-20) - 00:03:23
Challenges faced as a new immigrant in the U.S. (Japanese language) (ddr-densho-1000-439-21) - 00:09:41
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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

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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