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Narrator Sab Akiyama

Nisei male. Born April 7, 1924, in Oak Grove, Oregon. Grew up in the Hood River, Oregon, area, where parents ran a farm. During World War II, was removed to the Pinedale Assembly Center, California, and the Tule Lake concentration camp, California, and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Volunteered to serve in the U.S. Army during ...

Narrator Molly K. Maeda

Nisei female. Born November 23, 1919, in Dee, Oregon. Grew up in Dee, where parents had a farm. Finished college before the bombing of Pearl Harbor. During World War II, removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, lived for a time in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, before returning to ...

Narrator Rose Niguma

Nisei female. Born April 14, 1915, in Hood River, Oregon. Grew up in Portland, Oregon. During World War II, removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, returned to Portland and became an artist.

Narrator Jessie Hatsue Akiyama Okazaki Harry

Nisei female. Born October 24, 1925, in Parkdale, Oregon. Grew up in Parkdale, where parents ran a farm. During World War II, removed to the Pinedale Assembly Center, California, and the Tule Lake concentration camp, California, before transferring with family to the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Left camp to attend sewing school in New York before ...
Mika Hiuga Interview (ddr-one-7-37)
vh Mika Hiuga Interview (ddr-one-7-37)
Nisei female. Born in Hood River, Oregon. Grew up in Hood River, where parents owned and operated orchards. During World War II, removed to the Pinedale Assembly Center and Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Transferred briefly to the Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. Lived for a short time in Salt Lake City after leaving camp, then ...
Homer Yasui Interview I (ddr-one-7-26)
vh Homer Yasui Interview I (ddr-one-7-26)
Nisei male. Born December 28, 1924, in Hood River, Oregon. Grew up in Hood River, where father and uncles ran a store. During World War II, removed to the Pinedale Assembly Center, California, and the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. After leaving camp, attended college in Denver and Philadelphia. Eventually became a physician and returned to ...
Homer Yasui Interview II (ddr-one-7-27)
vh Homer Yasui Interview II (ddr-one-7-27)
Nisei male. Born December 28, 1924, in Hood River, Oregon. Grew up in Hood River, where father and uncles ran a store. During World War II, removed to the Pinedale Assembly Center, California, and the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. After leaving camp, attended college in Denver and Philadelphia. Eventually became a physician and returned to ...

Narrator Jimmie S. Matsuda

Nisei male. Born June 16, 1927, in Hood River, Oregon. Grew up in Hood River, where parents ran a farm. At the age of thirteen, went to Japan with family for a vacation and ended up staying there. Attended school in Japan and then was trained in the Japanese air force as a kamikaze pilot. Instead ...
Colorado Times Vol. 31, No. 4337 (July 17, 1945) (ddr-densho-150-51)
doc Colorado Times Vol. 31, No. 4337 (July 17, 1945) (ddr-densho-150-51)
Selected article titles: "Pfc. John Y. Tanaka to Receive Silver Star Posthumously"; "Forfeiture of Alien Held Land is Sought"; "Rev. I. Inouye Appointed to Oregon Church"; "Chicago Nisei Hero Officer on Hospital Leave"; "Nisei Troops Will be Strategic Res."; "12 Evacuee Families Return to Hood River"; "$1,000 Reward Posted to Prevent Anti Japanese Acts"; "Army ...

Narrator Taylor Tomita

Nisei male. Born February 17, 1922, in Odell, Oregon. Grew up in Odell, where parent ran a farm. During World War II, removed to the Pinedale Assembly Center, California, and the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Transferred to the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Served in the military before returning to the Hood River area.

Narrator Shig Imai

Nisei male. Born January 16, 1920, in Dee, Oregon. Grew up in Dee, a former sawmill town, where father worked for the Oregon Lumber Company. Shig went to live in Japan for three years at the age of seven before World War II. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, volunteered for the U.S. Army and ...
Japanese woman in kimono (ddr-densho-259-114)
img Japanese woman in kimono (ddr-densho-259-114)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "Midori Miyake taken in Japan in kimono. She is our first cousin, who was born in Hood River, Oregon (actually, Pine Grove, on our family farm), where her father Saburo Miyake, worked the orchard and the berry field."
Homer Yasui Interview I Segment 7 (ddr-one-7-26-7)
vh Homer Yasui Interview I Segment 7 (ddr-one-7-26-7)
Growing up in Hood River, Oregon

This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, finding, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of the Interior.

Homer Yasui Interview II Segment 12 (ddr-one-7-27-12)
vh Homer Yasui Interview II Segment 12 (ddr-one-7-27-12)
The prewar agricultural community in Hood River, Oregon

This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, finding, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of the ...

Homer Yasui Interview II Segment 5 (ddr-one-7-27-5)
vh Homer Yasui Interview II Segment 5 (ddr-one-7-27-5)
Memories of growing up in Hood River, Oregon

This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, finding, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of the ...

Narrator Betty Morita Shibayama

Nisei female. Born May 30, 1933, in Hood River, Oregon. Raised in the Hood River valley on family farm. After December 7, 1941, removed to the Pinedale Assembly Center, California, and then to the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. In 1943, moved with family to the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho, before leaving camp for Chicago, Illinois ...
Caucasian woman in kimono (ddr-densho-259-502)
img Caucasian woman in kimono (ddr-densho-259-502)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "Portrait of Barbara Bailey of Parkdale [Oregon], in a kimono. I don't know the connection this woman had with our family, but we have a couple of letters in our collection from her. From these we can assume that she was a sympathizer and supporter of the Nikkei in Hood River ...
Issei and Nisei family (ddr-densho-259-200)
img Issei and Nisei family (ddr-densho-259-200)
Portrait of the Yasui family on the courthouse lawn in Hood River, Oregon. Shidzuyo Yasui, Yuka Yasui, Masuo Yasui, and Renichi Fujimoto are in the back row. Homer, Roku, Shu, Michi, Minoru, and Ches (Tsuyoshi) Yasui are in the front row.
Manzanar Free Press Vol. 6 No. 78 (March 21, 1945) (ddr-densho-125-322)
doc Manzanar Free Press Vol. 6 No. 78 (March 21, 1945) (ddr-densho-125-322)
Selected article titles: "Fire Department Issues Rules and Regulations on Center Fire Hazards" (p. 1), "Manzanar Red Cross Unit Commences Annual Drive" (p. 1), "Project Attorney Gets Facts on Alien Permits" (p. 1), "Oregon Soldiers Resent Hood River Legion Act" (p. 3), "125 Tule Residents Move in Fourth Transfer" (p. 3).
B. Shibayama Collection (ddr-densho-106)
Collection B. Shibayama Collection (ddr-densho-106)
The B. Shibayama collection consists of photographs from the personal family collection of Betty Morita Shibayama, who was interviewed by Densho in 2003. The photographs document Betty's life in prewar Hood River, Oregon, her experiences in Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho, and her involvement in the fight for redress for Japanese Latin Americans.
Portrait of Nikkei family (ddr-densho-259-488)
img Portrait of Nikkei family (ddr-densho-259-488)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "Portrait of the Shohei and Tei Endo family of Willow Flat, Oregon. There have been two spellings for their last name--Endo, as in the Oregon Japanese census of 1928, or Endow, as in Linda Tamura's book, The Hood River Issei. Shohei came to the U.S. in 1908, and Tei, his ...
Betty Morita Shibayama Interview (ddr-densho-1000-152)
vh Betty Morita Shibayama Interview (ddr-densho-1000-152)
Nisei female. Born May 30, 1933, in Hood River, Oregon. Raised in the Hood River valley on family farm. After December 7, 1941, removed to the Pinedale Assembly Center, California, and then to the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. In 1943, moved with family to the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho, before leaving camp for Chicago, Illinois ...
Jimmie S. Matsuda Interview (ddr-densho-1000-311)
vh Jimmie S. Matsuda Interview (ddr-densho-1000-311)
Nisei male. Born June 16, 1927, in Hood River, Oregon. Grew up in Hood River, where parents ran a farm. At the age of thirteen, went to Japan with family for a vacation and ended up staying there. Attended school in Japan and then was trained in the Japanese air force as a kamikaze pilot. Instead ...
Rose Niguma Interview (ddr-one-7-34)
vh Rose Niguma Interview (ddr-one-7-34)
Nisei female. Born April 14, 1915, in Hood River, Oregon. Grew up in Portland, Oregon. During World War II, removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, returned to Portland and became an artist.

(This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of ...

Narrator Takashi Matsui

Kibei male. Born 1917 in Hood River, Oregon. Lived in Seattle, Washington, before being taken to Japan by mother at the age of three. Completed elementary through high school in Japan. Returned to Seattle at seventeen years of age. Continued education in United States. Drafted in 1942 and was an instructor for the Military Intelligence Service ...
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