Sat Kuwamoto Interview Segment 21

Family background (ddr-densho-1010-7-1) - 00:05:40
Prewar memories of Chinatown area of Fresno (ddr-densho-1010-7-2) - 00:07:13
Growing up in an ethnically diverse community (ddr-densho-1010-7-3) - 00:08:13
Uncle's immigration to the U.S. and establishment of a grocery store (ddr-densho-1010-7-4) - 00:07:30
Beginnings of the Aki store (ddr-densho-1010-7-5) - 00:02:05
Attending school (ddr-densho-1010-7-6) - 00:04:08
Description of family's store (ddr-densho-1010-7-7) - 00:06:20
Description of the customers at family's store (ddr-densho-1010-7-8) - 00:06:46
Father's opening of additional store, Aki Hardware (ddr-densho-1010-7-9) - 00:04:48
Sports and recreational activities (ddr-densho-1010-7-10) - 00:04:41
Weeks following the bombing of Pearl Harbor: community leader sends a letter to President Roosevelt (ddr-densho-1010-7-11) - 00:10:17
City of Fresno geographically divided in half before being removed (ddr-densho-1010-7-12) - 00:04:57
Neighbors take care of family property during the war (ddr-densho-1010-7-13) - 00:05:50
Description of siblings (ddr-densho-1010-7-14) - 00:03:05
Description of family home (ddr-densho-1010-7-15) - 00:02:33
Life in Fresno Assembly Center: working as a pantry clerk (ddr-densho-1010-7-16) - 00:07:09
Memories of Gila River: working in the furniture warehouse (ddr-densho-1010-7-17) - 00:08:12
Playing cards and gambling for fun (ddr-densho-1010-7-18) - 00:04:39
The impact of camp on the Issei generation (ddr-densho-1010-7-19) - 00:06:15
Signing the so-called "loyalty questionnaire" (ddr-densho-1010-7-20) - 00:04:29
Remembering a visit from Eleanor Roosevelt (ddr-densho-1010-7-21) - 00:09:04
Leaving camp and attending the Missouri School of Mines (ddr-densho-1010-7-22) - 00:07:34
Leaving school and returning to California due to father's illness (ddr-densho-1010-7-23) - 00:03:00
Traveling frequently while working for a manufacturing business (ddr-densho-1010-7-24) - 00:07:19
Changes in Fresno after the war (ddr-densho-1010-7-25) - 00:04:55
Getting married and raising a family (ddr-densho-1010-7-26) - 00:12:00
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Remembering a visit from Eleanor Roosevelt

This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, finding, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of the Interior.

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March 9, 2010

Preserving California's Japantowns Collection

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  • Preserving California's Japantowns Collection

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    Sat Kuwamoto

    Sat Kuwamoto Interview

    02:38:42 — 26 segments

    March 9, 2010

    Fresno, California

    Nisei male. Born February 25, 1922, in Fresno, California. Grew up in Fresno, where parents ran several retail stores. During World War II, removed to the Fresno Assembly Center, California, and the Gila River concentration camp, Arizona. After leaving camp, graduated from the Missouri School of Mines. Returned to Fresno after World War II.

    (This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, finding, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of the Interior.)

    Jill Shiraki, interviewer; Tom Ikeda, interviewer; Dana Hoshide, videographer

    Preserving California's Japantowns Collection

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