Narrators

Narrators are the interview subjects of oral histories contained in the Densho Digital Repository. Our interviewees, or narrators, share their life histories to preserve history, educate the public, and promote tolerance. We urge our users to approach these materials in the same spirit.

852 narrators

Louise Kashino

Nisei female. Born April 25, 1926, in Seattle, Washington. Incarcerated at the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Resettled during the war ...

Genro Kashiwa

Nisei male. Born April 27, 1923, in Waialua, Hawaii. Grew up in Hawaii, where father was a Buddhist priest. During World War II, served with ...

Betty Fujimoto Kashiwagi

Nisei female. Born February 9, 1929, in Isleton, California. Grew up in Isleton where parents operated a boarding house. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, ...

Hiroshi Kashiwagi

Nisei male. Born November 8, 1922, in Sacramento, California. Spent childhood and adolescence in Loomis, California, before spending senior year in high school in Los ...

Sadako Nimura Kashiwagi

Nisei female. Born in Sacramento, California. Grew up in Newcastle, California, where parents were tenant farmers. During World War II, removed to the Marysville Assembly ...

George Katagiri

Nisei male. Born September 22, 1926, in Portland, Oregon. Grew up in Portland where parents ran a small grocery store. During World War II, removed ...

Chris Kato

Nisei male. Born December 8, 1926, in Seattle, Washington. Grew up in Seattle. During World War II, incarcerated the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho, and served ...

Michiko Hara Kawaguchi

Nisei female. Born September 30, 1925, in San Francisco, California. Grew up in San Francisco where father ran a dry cleaning business. During World War ...

Harry Kawahara

Nisei male. Born September 14, 1931, in San Leandro, California. Grew up in San Leandro, where father ran a farm. During World War II, removed ...

Dave Kawamoto

Nisei male. Born December 16, 1916 in Cupertino, California. Attended San Jose State College, where he was an NCAA wrestling champion. Immediately after the bombing ...

Frank S. Kawana

Nisei male. Born June 29, 1933, in Graham, Washington. Moved with family at an early age to Los Angeles, California, where father owned and operated ...

Yukio Kawaratani

Nisei male. Born May 30, 1031, in San Juan Capistrano, California. Grew up in various places in California. During World War II, was removed with ...

Hope Omachi Kawashima

Sansei female. Born April 2, 1937, in Auburn, California. Grew up in Loomis, California. During World War II, removed to the Marysville Assembly Center, California, ...

Larry "Shorty" Kazumura

Nisei male. Born November 7, 1920, in Mountain View, Hawaii. Grew up in Hawaii, where parents ran a sugar cane plantation. Was working hauling lumber ...

Daryl Keck

White male of German descent. Born December 5, 1921, in Oketo, Kansas. Worked for a shipyard on Terminal Island, California, when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor ...

Barbara Reiko Mikami Keimi

Sansei female. Born December 4, 1935, in Sawtelle, California. Grew up in Huntington Beach, California, where father worked as a chauffeur. After the bombing of ...

Hal Keimi

Nisei male. Born October 23, 1931, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in the Hollywood neighborhood of Los Angeles, where parents ran a dry cleaning ...

Shigeo Kihara

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 ...

Shigeya Kihara

Nisei male. Recruited to teach at the army's language school in fall of 1941. Helped to establish the Military Intelligence Service Language School in Presidio ...

Emiko Namba Kikkawa

Nisei female. Born January 4, 1919, in Portland, Oregon. Grew up in Fairview, Oregon, where family ran a farm. Married and had a child before ...

Frank Isamu Kikuchi

Nisei male. Born 1924, and during childhood lived in various places in the Midwest, Seattle, Washington, and Los Angeles, California. Was a high school student ...

Isao Kikuchi

Nisei male. Born December 9, 1921, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in Los Angeles. During World War II, volunteered to move to Manzanar concentration ...

George Kikuta

Kibei male. Born March 3, 1942, in Los Angeles, California. At only a few months of age, removed to the Manzanar and Tule Lake concentration ...

Grace Watanabe Kimura

Nisei female. Born 1925 in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in Boyle Heights, where father was a prominent Baptist minister, establishing his own church. Following ...

Robert "Rusty" Kimura

Nisei male. Born January 19, 1915, in Sacramento, California. During World War II, sent to the Topaz concentration camp, Utah. Volunteered for the military out ...
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