Yukiko Miyake Segment 29

Present-day activities (ddr-densho-1000-49-1) - 00:04:11
Reflecting on life-changing experiences, losing eyesight and death of daughter (ddr-densho-1000-49-2) - 00:01:40
Impact of Buddhism on life and beliefs (ddr-densho-1000-49-3) - 00:06:16
Japanese food and language during childhood (ddr-densho-1000-49-4) - 00:02:35
Being raised by grandmother instead of mother (ddr-densho-1000-49-5) - 00:02:24
Growing up with grandmother: "she was a very lovable lady" (ddr-densho-1000-49-6) - 00:03:33
Description of Nihonmachi: gossipy and close-knit (ddr-densho-1000-49-7) - 00:02:13
Memories of the Japanese public bath (ddr-densho-1000-49-8) - 00:02:51
Feeling somewhat out of place as a child in the Japanese American community (ddr-densho-1000-49-9) - 00:05:56
Issei's attitude toward discrimination: "They are hakujin" (ddr-densho-1000-49-10) - 00:07:30
Attending school: mispronunciation of Japanese name (ddr-densho-1000-49-11) - 00:03:32
Helping grandmother with chores, wearing homemade clothing (ddr-densho-1000-49-12) - 00:03:02
Meeting future husband, going on dates (ddr-densho-1000-49-13) - 00:05:03
Getting married, husband takes over a photography studio (ddr-densho-1000-49-14) - 00:01:06
Learning to raise a child (ddr-densho-1000-49-15) - 00:01:58
Involvement in community activities (ddr-densho-1000-49-16) - 00:02:21
Raising a daughter (ddr-densho-1000-49-17) - 00:01:33
Issei values: description of male vs. female roles, childcare (ddr-densho-1000-49-18) - 00:03:09
Comparing Issei and Nisei communication styles, manners (ddr-densho-1000-49-19) - 00:05:16
Hosting visiting Japanese soldiers before the war (ddr-densho-1000-49-20) - 00:03:40
Dealing with rumors and suspicion in concentration camp (ddr-densho-1000-49-21) - 00:02:46
Husband's pickup and detention by the FBI, ostracization by the community (ddr-densho-1000-49-22) - 00:03:26
Effect of father's detention on daughter (ddr-densho-1000-49-23) - 00:02:58
Preparing for mass removal: struggles in husband's absence (ddr-densho-1000-49-24) - 00:01:33
Feelings of resentment toward the FBI after a neighbor's arrest: "He was just a harmless old man..." (ddr-densho-1000-49-25) - 00:03:30
Challenging the guards at Puyallup Assembly Center: "What are you going to do? Kill us?" (ddr-densho-1000-49-26) - 00:03:32
Illness and treatment at Minidoka concentration camp (ddr-densho-1000-49-27) - 00:02:55
More gossip at Minidoka concentration camp, marital affairs (ddr-densho-1000-49-28) - 00:01:54
Making traditional foods at Minidoka concentration camp, "otsukemono" in a chamber pot (ddr-densho-1000-49-29) - 00:03:21
New Year's celebrations in camp (ddr-densho-1000-49-30) - 00:03:59
Corresponding with husband, censorship of letters (ddr-densho-1000-49-31) - 00:03:29
Resettling after the war (ddr-densho-1000-49-32) - 00:03:58
Facilities in Puyallup Assembly Center (ddr-densho-1000-49-33) - 00:01:04
Postwar discrimination, always a "Jap" (ddr-densho-1000-49-34) - 00:01:48
Hearing of difficulties of others during the war (ddr-densho-1000-49-35) - 00:01:47
"Life can be beautiful" (ddr-densho-1000-49-36) - 00:01:41
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Making traditional foods at Minidoka concentration camp, "otsukemono" in a chamber pot

00:03:21 — Segment 29 of 36

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June 4, 1998

Densho Visual History Collection

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    ddr-densho-1000-49

    Yukiko Miyake

    Yukiko Miyake Interview

    01:53:30 — 36 segments

    June 4, 1998

    Seattle, Washington

    Nisei female. Born 1910 in Seattle, Washington. Spent prewar childhood in Seattle's Nihonmachi, raised by her maternal grandmother. Married Henry Miyake, an Issei, photographer and owner of Takano Studio. Incarcerated at Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Ms. Miyake died in 2000.

    Sara Yamasaki, interviewer; Matt Emery, videographer

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