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.

823 narrators

Paul Tsuneishi

Nisei male. Incarcerated at Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming, and was drafted into the military at age eighteen. After World War II, served as a ...

Rose Ito Tsunekawa

Nisei female. Born July 9, 1930, in Salinas, California. Grew up in Salinas, where father ran a successful farm. In 1941, moved with family to ...

Ayako Tsurutani

Nisei female. Born May 6, 1913, in San Francisco, California. Grew up in San Francisco, and was married before World War II. During the war ...

Ayame Tsutakawa

Kibei female. Born 1924 in the Hollywood area of Los Angeles, California. Sent to Japan to live with a relative when thirteen months old. Returned ...

Ed Tsutakawa

Nisei male. Born May 15, 1921, in Seattle, Washington. Spent much of childhood in Japan, returning to the U.S. at the age of fifteen ...

Mayumi Tsutakawa

This is an intergenerational, group interview of members of the Tsutakawa family. Ayame Tsutakawa is a Kibei female born 1924 in Hollywood, California, then sent ...

George Uchida

Nisei male, born March 14, 1929, in Florin California. Grew up in Florin, where parents ran a farm. Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed ...

Leo Uchida

Nisei male, born June 15, 1926, in Florin California. Grew up in Florin, where parents ran a farm. Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed ...

Yoshihiro Uchida

Nisei male. Born April 1, 1920, in Calexico, California. Grew up in the Orange County area. Drafted into the army during World War II, while ...

Joseph Norio Uemura

Nisei male. Born July 3, 1926, in Portland, Oregon. Grew up in Portland before moving to Denver, Colorado, where his father, a Baptist minister, was ...

Atami Ueno

Nisei female. Born in 1927 in Ola'a, Hawaii. Grew up in Ola'a until family moved to Hawaii just before World War II. Attended ...

Harry Ueno

Nisei male. Born April 14, 1907, in Pauilo, Hawaii. Lived in Japan from 1915 to 1923, and settled on the mainland upon his return to ...

Henry Ueno

Kibei male. Born December 29, 1928, in Pendleton, Oregon. Father passed away at an early age, and Henry was taken by mother with several siblings ...

Grant Ujifusa

Sansei male. Born January 4, 1942 in Worland, Wyoming. Graduated from Harvard College in 1965, and went on to earn an M.A. in American ...

Harry Umeda

Nisei male. Born May 12, 1915, in Sacramento, California. Grew up in Sacramento, where parents ran a successful farm. Drafted into the military in 1941 ...

Hank Shozo Umemoto

Nisei male. Born October 12, 1928, in Florin, California, a small community outside of Sacramento, California. Lost father at an early age, and was raised ...

Ernest Uno

Nisei male. Grew up in Los Angeles, California. During World War II, removed to the Granada (Amache) concentration camp, Colorado, with family. Volunteered for the ...

Shigeko Sese Uno

Nisei female born 1915 in Seattle, Washington's International District. At an early age became active in the Japanese Baptist Church. Parents owned and operated ...

Miyo Minnie Uratsu

Nisei female. Born May 25, 1929, in Newcastle, California. Grew up in Newcastle, where parents ran a ranch. During World War II, was removed to ...

Tetsushi Marvin Uratsu

Nisei male. Born February 7, 1925, in Sacramento, California. At a very young age, sent to Japan for several years. Returned at age six and ...

Bob Utsumi

Nisei male. Born November 12, 1928, in Oakland, California. Grew up in Oakland before being removed to the Tanforan Assembly Center, California, and the Topaz ...

Chico Uyeda

Nisei male. Grew up in Los Angeles, California. Family moved to the Fresno area to avoid going to camp, but was still sent to the ...

Clifford Uyeda

Nisei male. Born January 14, 1917, in Olympia, Washington. Raised in Washington before attending the University of Wisconsin, where he graduated in 1940. Earned medical ...

Sumi Uyeda

Nisei female. Born 1932 in Sacramento, California. Grew up in the small town of Penryn, California, where mother was a barber. During World War II ...
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