ddr-densho-1016-2-1 (Legacy UID: denshovh-eseiko-02-0001)

The role of churches in the Japanese American community

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2003-2004

Whitworth College-North by Northwest Collection

Whitworth College-North by Northwest Collection

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Seiko Edamatsu

Seiko Edamatsu Interview

00:49:41 — 8 segments

2003-2004

Nisei female. Born July 18, 1919 in Seattle, Washington. Spent childhood in Seattle's Nihonmachi (Japantown) where parents ran the U.S. Hotel. Attended Bailey Gatzert Grade School and Washington Junior High School before moving to North Seattle with older siblings to operate a produce stand. Graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1937 and worked as a waitress at the Tokyo Cafe until 1941. Moved to Spokane, Washington, as part of the "voluntary evacuation" period in March 1942. Married husband Ed Edamatsu in 1944 and worked as a domestic until retirement.

(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.)

Andrea Dilley, interviewer

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Courtesy of Whitworth College and North by Northwest Entertainment

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