Yoshimitsu Suyematsu Interview Segment 10

Description of siblings (ddr-one-7-66-1) - 00:05:35
Parents' establishment of a strawberry farm on Bainbridge Island (ddr-one-7-66-2) - 00:02:58
Prewar strawberry farming: a communal process (ddr-one-7-66-3) - 00:06:38
Description of prewar family home (ddr-one-7-66-4) - 00:04:59
Description of family's prewar strawberry farm (ddr-one-7-66-5) - 00:08:06
Attending Japanese language school (ddr-one-7-66-6) - 00:04:34
Visiting Seattle's Japantown (ddr-one-7-66-7) - 00:02:12
Prewar recreational activities: gathering shellfish and mushrooms (ddr-one-7-66-8) - 00:05:52
Remembering father's arrest by the FBI (ddr-one-7-66-9) - 00:05:05
Prewar race relations on Bainbridge Island (ddr-one-7-66-10) - 00:07:39
Talk of rumors about Bainbridge Island before mass removal (ddr-one-7-66-11) - 00:03:16
The journey to assembly center by ferry and train (ddr-one-7-66-12) - 00:06:24
Memories of the train ride to camp (ddr-one-7-66-13) - 00:02:02
Arriving in Manzanar among the first groups (ddr-one-7-66-14) - 00:02:59
Meeting Japanese Americans from California (ddr-one-7-66-15) - 00:06:16
Memories of the Manzanar "riot" (ddr-one-7-66-16) - 00:02:55
Transferring to Minidoka along with other Bainbridge Island families (ddr-one-7-66-17) - 00:02:59
Making camouflage nets in camp (ddr-one-7-66-18) - 00:03:03
First impressions of Minidoka (ddr-one-7-66-19) - 00:03:42
Family's return to Bainbridge Island after leaving camp (ddr-one-7-66-20) - 00:03:09
Volunteering for the military and serving in Japan (ddr-one-7-66-21) - 00:07:28
Getting married and starting a farm in Ontario, Oregon (ddr-one-7-66-22) - 00:04:07
Raising a family (ddr-one-7-66-23) - 00:04:08
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Prewar race relations on Bainbridge Island

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April 22, 2014

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Yoshimitsu Suyematsu

Yoshimitsu Suyematsu Interview

01:46:06 — 23 segments

April 22, 2014

Ontario, Oregon

Nisei male. Born May 30, 1927, on Bainbridge Island, Washington. Grew up on Bainbridge, where parents ran a strawberry farm. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California, then transferred to the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, returned to Bainbridge for a time and then volunteered for the military, serving in Japan during the U.S. occupation. After returning to the United States, established a farm in Ontario, Oregon.

(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.)

Tom Ikeda, interviewer; Dana Hoshide, videographer

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