Shigeo Kihara Interview Segment 1

Grandparents' immigration from Japan (ddr-manz-1-114-1) -
Growing up with grandparents: traditional customs (ddr-manz-1-114-2) -
Learning very little Japanese language growing up (ddr-manz-1-114-3) -
Memories of growing up on family farm (ddr-manz-1-114-4) -
Parents' family backgrounds (ddr-manz-1-114-5) -
Father's participation in sports (ddr-manz-1-114-6) -
Description of siblings (ddr-manz-1-114-7) -
Memories of childhood: community and recreational activities (ddr-manz-1-114-8) -
Memories of catching frogs as a child (ddr-manz-1-114-9) -
Growing Japanese vegetables on the family farm (ddr-manz-1-114-10) -
Little memory of hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor (ddr-manz-1-114-11) -
The train ride to camp (ddr-manz-1-114-12) -
First impressions of camp (ddr-manz-1-114-13) -
Leaving camp to go swimming in the reservoir (ddr-manz-1-114-14) -
Childhood games in camp: marbles and slingshots (ddr-manz-1-114-15) -
Trapping animals as pets in camp (ddr-manz-1-114-16) -
Sports in camp (ddr-manz-1-114-17) -
Passing the time in camp (ddr-manz-1-114-18) -
Memories of camp in days just before its closure (ddr-manz-1-114-19) -
Difficult living conditions in camp (ddr-manz-1-114-20) -
Leaving camp and living in Gardena (ddr-manz-1-114-21) -
Family moves to Seabrook Farms (ddr-manz-1-114-22) -
Meeting people of different ethnicities at Seabrook (ddr-manz-1-114-23) -
Description of living conditions at Seabrook Farms (ddr-manz-1-114-24) -
Social and recreational activities at Seabrook Farms (ddr-manz-1-114-25) -
Attending high school (ddr-manz-1-114-26) -
Description of work at Seabrook Farms (ddr-manz-1-114-27) -
Jobs at Seabrook Farms (ddr-manz-1-114-28) -
Leaving Seabrook Farms and returning to Sacramento (ddr-manz-1-114-29) -
Volunteering for military service (ddr-manz-1-114-30) -
Thoughts on redress (ddr-manz-1-114-31) -
Attending Seabrook Farms reunions (ddr-manz-1-114-32) -
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Grandparents' immigration from Japan

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April 1, 2011

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Shigeo Kihara

Shigeo Kihara Interview

02:45:48 — 32 segments

April 1, 2011

Sacramento, California

Sansei male. Born January 15, 1935, in Sacramento, California. Grew up in the Florin area where parents ran a farm. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. After leaving camp, moved with family to live and work at Seabrook Farms, New Jersey. Eventually returned to Sacramento.

Richard Potashin, interviewer; Kirk Peterson, videographer

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