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Dale Minami Interview Segment 3 (ddr-densho-1000-141-3)
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Growing up in the "fairly multicultural" community of Gardena, California
Dale Minami Interview Segment 7 (ddr-densho-1000-141-7)
vh Dale Minami Interview Segment 7 (ddr-densho-1000-141-7)
Discussion of reasons for conformity and competitiveness in Gardena, California
Sakaye Aratani Interview Segment 3 (ddr-densho-1000-442-3)
vh Sakaye Aratani Interview Segment 3 (ddr-densho-1000-442-3)
Moving to Gardena, California, where family ran a nursery business
Paul Bannai Interview II Segment 9 (ddr-densho-1000-150-9)
vh Paul Bannai Interview II Segment 9 (ddr-densho-1000-150-9)
Encountering housing discrimination in Gardena, California, after World War II
Paul Bannai Interview II Segment 8 (ddr-densho-1000-150-8)
vh Paul Bannai Interview II Segment 8 (ddr-densho-1000-150-8)
Encountering housing discrimination in Gardena, California, after World War II
Lorraine Bannai Interview Segment 5 (ddr-densho-1000-113-5)
vh Lorraine Bannai Interview Segment 5 (ddr-densho-1000-113-5)
Significance of Japanese American leadership and role models in Gardena, California
Paul Bannai Interview II Segment 12 (ddr-densho-1000-150-12)
vh Paul Bannai Interview II Segment 12 (ddr-densho-1000-150-12)
Raising children, becoming active in the Japanese American community in Gardena, California
Dale Minami Interview Segment 2 (ddr-densho-1000-141-2)
vh Dale Minami Interview Segment 2 (ddr-densho-1000-141-2)
Father's life in Gardena, California: gardening and running a sporting goods store in Little Tokyo
Lorraine Bannai Interview Segment 4 (ddr-densho-1000-113-4)
vh Lorraine Bannai Interview Segment 4 (ddr-densho-1000-113-4)
An exceptional experience: growing up in Gardena, California surrounded by a large Japanese American community
Alien's travel permit (ddr-manz-4-269)
doc Alien's travel permit (ddr-manz-4-269)
Permit allowing Shinjo Nagatomi and his family to travel to Gardena, California after leaving camp.
Namiye Fukuzawa Interview (ddr-densho-400-3)
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Namiye Fukuzawa was born on June 30, 1925, in Los Angeles, California. Namiye's father was a vegetable hauler and her mother was a housewife living in Gardena, California. During World War II, Namiye and her family relocated to Logan, Utah. After the war they moved back to Gardena, California. This interview is part of the South …
Bill Nishimura Interview Segment 10 (ddr-densho-1000-119-10)
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Returning to Gardena, California, and restoration of U.S. citizenship with the help of the American Civil Liberties Union

This interview took place at the 2000 Tule Lake Pilgrimage in Klamath Falls, Oregon.

May Minami Interview (ddr-densho-400-16)
av May Minami Interview (ddr-densho-400-16)
May Minami was born on January 26, 1914, in Oxnard, California. She grew up in Gardena, California, where her father was the first person to sell insurance to other Japanese community members. During WWII, her parents were arrested by the FBI and the family was sent to the concentration camp at Rohwer, Arkansas. When she returned …
Grace Hata Interview (ddr-densho-1003-10)
vh Grace Hata Interview (ddr-densho-1003-10)
Nisei female. Born December 5, 1930, in Gardena, California. Grew up in Gardena where parents ran a restaurant. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, father was arrested and taken away by the FBI. During mass removal, family was sent to the Manzanar concentration camp, California, and reunited with father. Following the Leave Clearance questionnaire in 1943, …
Helen Mori Interview (ddr-manz-1-92)
vh Helen Mori Interview (ddr-manz-1-92)
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 to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. After leaving camp, returned to the Los Angeles area.
New Year's greeting card from Mamoru and Tsuru Yamauchi to the Okine family, January 1, 1946 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-113)
doc New Year's greeting card from Mamoru and Tsuru Yamauchi to the Okine family, January 1, 1946 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-113)
A new year's greeting card from Mamoru and Tsuru Yamauchi in Gardena, California to the Okine family. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_01_43_001
Frances Kaji Interview (ddr-densho-400-10)
vh Frances Kaji Interview (ddr-densho-400-10)
Frances Kaji was born on April 30, 1928, in Gardena, California. She grew up in Gardena as the daughter of pioneer physician Kikuwo Tashiro. She remembers Gardena as it changed from a rural to suburban community. During World War II, her family moved to Fresno to avoid incarceration but was eventually imprisoned at the concentration camp …
Harold Takashi Kobata Interview (ddr-densho-400-12)
av Harold Takashi Kobata Interview (ddr-densho-400-12)
Harold Takashi Kobata was born on April 5, 1926, in Gardena, California. He grew up in Gardena where his uncle, mother and older brothers ran a flower nursery. The family moved to Salt Lake City, Utah, during World War II, where Kobata worked as a gardener while attending high school. After the war the family returned …
Ronald Ikejiri Interview (ddr-densho-1000-461)
vh Ronald Ikejiri Interview (ddr-densho-1000-461)
Sansei male. Born December 3, 1948, in Los Angeles, California. During World War II, parents had been incarcerated at the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Father signed 'no-no' on the so-called 'loyalty questionnaire', renounced U.S. citizenship, and was sent to the Department of Justice camp at Bismarck, North Dakota. Family did not end up expatriating to …
Letter from Sojiro Nishimura to Mr. and Mrs. Okine, December 24, [1945] [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-114)
doc Letter from Sojiro Nishimura to Mr. and Mrs. Okine, December 24, [1945] [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-114)
A greeting letter from Munejiro Nishimura in Gardena, California to Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine in Hawthorne, California. In the letter, he thanks them for a Christmas gift and informs that he and his family has been staying in a house provided by a Caucasian friend who is supportive to the Japanese. The arrival date and place …
Letter from Beverly Toyama and Hideki Obayashi to [Miyoshi-san], January 2010 (ddr-csujad-4-25)
doc Letter from Beverly Toyama and Hideki Obayashi to [Miyoshi-san], January 2010 (ddr-csujad-4-25)
A letter from Beverly Toyama and Hideki Obayashi to [Miyoshi-san], informing him of the Kurata Ranch Reunion, which will take place in Gardena, California. The letter provides instructions regarding the time and location of the event, as well as suggested items for attendees to bring with them. It also includes a copy of a hand drawn …
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