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.

824 narrators

Hikaru Morohoshi

Kibei Nisei male. Born October 4, 1915, in Stockton, California. As a young child, sent to Japan to live with grandparents and attend school. Returned ...

Ayako Murakami

Nisei female. Born 1913 in Seattle, Washington. Incarcerated at Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Resettled in Seattle, Washington. Coproprietor of Higo ...

George Murakami

Nisei male. Born 1934 in Guadalupe, California. During World War II, removed to the Tulare Assembly Center, California, and the Gila River concentration camp, Arizona ...

Judy Murakami

Sansei female. Born June 18, 1940, in Portland, Oregon, where father was a prominent pharmacist. As an infant, removed with family to the Heart Mountain ...

Masako Murakami

Nisei female. Born 1919 in Seattle, Washington. Incarcerated at Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Resettled in Seattle, Washington. Coproprietor of Higo ...

Masako Murakami

Sansei female. Born March 27, 1934, in San Francisco, California. Parents were both Kibei from Seattle, Washington, and Bakersfield, California. Grew up in San Francisco ...

Richard M. Murakami

Sansei male. Born January 29, 1932, in Florin, California. Grew up in Sacramento, California, where father ran a farm. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor ...

Richard Murakami

Nisei male. Born 1914 in Nemah, Washington. His family owned and operated Eagle Oyster Packing Company in Nahcotta, Washington. Incarcerated at Tule Lake concentration camp ...

Roy Murakami

Nisei male. Born January 15, 1931, in Los Angeles, California. Prior to World War II, father was a community leader who helped to establish the ...

Frank Muramatsu

Nisei male. Born May 29, 1926, in Portland, Oregon. Grew up in the Portland area, where parents ran a farm. During World War II, removed ...

Take Murayama

Issei female. Born 1895 in Nagano, Japan. Married Mr. Kazuyoshi Murayama, an Issei who returned to Japan temporarily for an arranged marriage. Immigrated to the ...

Peggy A. Nagae

Sansei female. Born July 25, 1951, in Boring, Oregon, a small town outside of Portland. Graduated from Vassar College, then earned a law degree from ...

Fred Nagai

Nisei male. Born June 25, 1918, in Selleck, Washington. Grew up in Selleck, a lumber community, before moving with family to Santa Monica, California. During ...

Miyoko Sakai Nagai

Nisei female. Born October 4, 1925, in San Diego, California. Grew up in Los Feliz, California, where family ran a successful flower shop. During World ...

Paul Nagano

Sansei male. Born, June 17, 1920 in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in "Little Tokyo," and the Boyle Heights area. During World War II, was ...

Ted Nagata

Sansei male. Born October 5, 1935, in Santa Monica, California. Raised in Berkeley, California, where father worked as a salesman. Removed to Tanforan Assembly Center ...

Hitoshi "Hank" Naito

Nisei male. Born April 20, 1926, in San Diego, California. Grew up in Terminal Island, California, where father was a fisherman. During World War II ...

Marian Uyematsu Naito

Nisei female. Born November 30, 1927, in Montebello, California. Grew up in Montebello where father ran a wholesale nursery business. During World War II, removed ...

Sam Naito

Nisei male. Born December 10, 1921, in Portland, Oregon. Grew up in Portland where father ran a store. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, family ...

Irene Najima

Nisei female. Born August 9, 1927, in Petaluma, California. During World War II, removed to the Merced Assembly Center, California, and the Granada concentration camp ...

John Nakada

Nisei male. Born January 14, 1931, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in Azusa, California, where parents ran a farm. During World War II, removed ...

Giro Nakagawa

Nisei male. Born March 13, 1921, in Seattle, Washington. Grew up in Kent, Washington, where parents ran a farm. In the 1930s, moved to South ...

Mako Nakagawa

Nisei female. Born February 1937 in Seattle, Washington. Spent prewar childhood in Seattle. Incarcerated at Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington; Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho; and Crystal ...

Mark M. Nakagawa

Sansei male. Born February 16, 1955, in Los Angeles, California. Graduated from UCLA and the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley. Served as pastor in ...

Miyoko Tsuboi Nakagawa

Nisei female. Born March 8, 1925, in Portland, Oregon. Lost mother at an early age and helped to take care of the family. During World ...
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