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

Yasu Koyamatsu Momii

Nisei female. Born October 23, 1921, in Seattle, Washington. Moved to Los Angeles, California, with family around age six. Had graduated from high school and ...

Mary Montoya

Female of Japanese and Mexican ancestry. Born 1916 in El Paso, Texas. Father was an Issei from Japan, and mother was from Mexico. Mary grew ...

Osamu Mori

Nisei male. Born July 13, 1928, in Wilmington, California. Grew up in San Pedro, California, where parents operated a farm. After the bombing of Pearl ...

Ramsay Yosuke Mori

Nisei male. Born February 23, 1933, in Tokyo, Japan. Moved with parents to Hawaii at a young age, and grew up in Honolulu, where family ...

Helen Mori

Nisei female. Born November 11, 1933, in Long Beach, California. Grew up in the Gardena area of Los Angeles. During World War II, was removed ...

Tomio Moriguchi

Ni-ten-gosei (Nisei/Sansei) male. Born April 13, 1936 in Tacoma, Washington. During World War II, was incarcerated with his family at the Tule Lake concentration ...

George Morihiro

Nisei male. Born September 19, 1924, in Tacoma, Washington, and spent childhood in Fife, Washington. Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed to the Puyallup ...

Kiyo Nikaido Morimoto

Nisei female. Born November 30, 1919, in Walnut Grove, California. Paternal grandparents immigrated to the United States with father. Grew up in the Madera, California ...

George H. Morishita

Nisei male. Born in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in the Los Angeles area. During World War II, was removed to the Manzanar concentration camp ...

Shig Moritani

Nisei male. Born April 10, 1921. Grew up in Bainbridge Island, Washington, where family ran a strawberry farm. During World War II, removed to the ...

Tatsukichi Moritani

Nisei male. Born October 24, 1916, in Bainbridge Island, Washington. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, was removed to Manzanar concentration camp, California. Left camp ...

Toshio Moritsugu

Nisei male. Born April 2, 1925, in Heeia, Hawaii. Grew up in a village called Fish Camp, where father was a fisherman. Witnessed Japan's ...

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 the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Resettled in Seattle, Washington. Coproprietor of ...

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 October 22, 1919, in Seattle, Washington. Incarcerated at the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Resettled in Seattle, Washington ...

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 June 18, 1914, in Nemah, Washington. His family owned and operated Eagle Oyster Packing Company in Nahcotta, Washington. Incarcerated at the Tule ...

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 ...
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