Richard Onishi Interview Segment 2

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Memories of San Jose's prewar Japantown

This interview was conducted by the Japanese American Museum of San Jose, and is part of a project entitled "Lasting Stories: The Resettlement of San Jose Japantown," a collaborative project between the Japanese American Museum of San Jose and Densho.

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October 25, 2004

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Richard Onishi

Richard Onishi Interview

00:40:37 — 16 segments

October 25, 2004

San Jose, California

Nisei male. Born October 15, 1931 in Kapaa, Kauai, Hawaii. Moved to San Jose, California, from Hawaii in 1936. Grew up in San Jose's Japantown before the onset of World War II. Removed to Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. Returned with family to San Jose, after the war, and helped to establish family business, Onishi Florist, in San Jose's Japantown.

(This interview was conducted by the Japanese American Museum of San Jose, and is part of a project entitled "Lasting Stories: The Resettlement of San Jose Japantown," a collaborative project between the Japanese American Museum of San Jose and Densho.)

Kristin Okimoto, interviewer; Mike Izumi, videographer

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Courtesy of the Japanese American Museum of San Jose

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