Henry Nishi Interview I Segment 1

Born in Los Angeles, California (ddr-manz-1-60-1) -
Father's family background (ddr-manz-1-60-2) -
Father's immigration to the U.S. (ddr-manz-1-60-3) -
Father's rose farm in Pasadena (ddr-manz-1-60-4) -
Description of mother (ddr-manz-1-60-5) -
Attending Japanese language school, church activities (ddr-manz-1-60-6) -
Father's establishment of a nursery and floral shop (ddr-manz-1-60-7) -
Description of father's nursery business (ddr-manz-1-60-8) -
Working in mother's florist shop (ddr-manz-1-60-9) -
Making deliveries to prewar flower market (ddr-manz-1-60-10) -
Maintaining family's rose business during the Great Depression (ddr-manz-1-60-11) -
Family's flower business (ddr-manz-1-60-12) -
Attending the university at Davis (ddr-manz-1-60-13) -
Establishment of father's nursery in Los Angeles (ddr-manz-1-60-14) -
Father's branching out into the landscaping business (ddr-manz-1-60-15) -
Meeting a UCLA professor who was a landscape designer (ddr-manz-1-60-16) -
Learning about designing Japanese gardens (ddr-manz-1-60-17) -
Attending the University of California at Davis, working summers at father's nursery (ddr-manz-1-60-18) -
Father's association with other Japanese American nursery owners (ddr-manz-1-60-19) -
Deciding to open a nursery business in camp (ddr-manz-1-60-20) -
Losing newly built home during mass removal (ddr-manz-1-60-21) -
Father's arrest by the FBI (ddr-manz-1-60-22) -
Hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor (ddr-manz-1-60-23) -
Preparing for mass removal (ddr-manz-1-60-24) -
The day of mass removal; traveling to Manzanar by bus (ddr-manz-1-60-25) -
First impressions of Manzanar, primitive living conditions (ddr-manz-1-60-26) -
Asking permission to start a nursery business in camp (ddr-manz-1-60-27) -
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Born in Los Angeles, California

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January 8, 2009

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Henry Nishi

Henry Nishi Interview I

02:04:05 — 27 segments

January 8, 2009

Santa Monica, California

Nisei male. Born March 20, 1919, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in several cities in California, where father owned and operated several nurseries and a landscaping business. Attended University of California at Davis prior to World War II. During the war, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California, where, along with a group of friends, established a nursery business. Served in the Military Intelligence Service in Japan before returning to Los Angeles.

Richard Potashin, interviewer; Kirk Peterson, videographer

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