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Washington State Historical Society Collection (ddr-densho-42)
Collection Washington State Historical Society Collection (ddr-densho-42)
The collection of the Washington State Historical Society at Tacoma, Washington, contains a single photograph of Seattle's Nihonmachi, or Japantown, in the early 1900s.

Narrator Chester Earls

White male. Born in Spokane, Washington. Served as pastor of the First Methodist Church in Portland, Oregon, with a mainly Japanese American congregation, for thirteen years in the 1960s and '70s.

Narrator Eiko Yamaichi

Nisei female. Born in Seattle, Washington. Grew up in Snoqualmie, Washington, where father worked for the Weyerhaeuser company before the war. During World War II, removed to the Pinedale Assembly Center, California, and the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Later transferred to the Jerome concentration camp, Arkansas, and the Gila River concentration camp, Arizona. After leaving ...
Testimony of Kimiko Nakamura (ddr-densho-67-259)
doc Testimony of Kimiko Nakamura (ddr-densho-67-259)
Written testimony of Kimiko Nakamura of Seattle, Washington. Incarcerated at the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. This testimony was submitted for the CWRIC hearings in Seattle, Washington, September 9-11, 1981.
Testimony of Takao Aoki (ddr-densho-67-311)
doc Testimony of Takao Aoki (ddr-densho-67-311)
Written testimony of Takao Aoki, born in Seattle, Washington. Incarcerated in the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. This testimony was submitted for the CWRIC hearings in Seattle, Washington, September 9-11, 1981.
Testimony of George Murakami (ddr-densho-67-261)
doc Testimony of George Murakami (ddr-densho-67-261)
Written testimony of George Murakami of Sumner, Washington. Incarcerated in the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. This testimony was submitted for the CWRIC hearings in Seattle, Washington, September 9-11, 1981. Personal information excised by Densho.
Testimony of Nobuko Yanagimachi Suzuki (ddr-densho-67-296)
doc Testimony of Nobuko Yanagimachi Suzuki (ddr-densho-67-296)
Written testimony of Nobuko Yanagimachi Suzuki, born in Seattle, Washington. Incarcerated in the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. This testimony was submitted for the CWRIC hearings in Seattle, Washington, September 9-11, 1981.
Testimony of Henry S. Itoi (ddr-densho-67-270)
doc Testimony of Henry S. Itoi (ddr-densho-67-270)
Written testimony of Henry S. Itoi, born in Seattle, Washington. Incarcerated in the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. This testimony was submitted for the CWRIC hearings in Seattle, Washington, September 9-11, 1981.
Testimony of Alex Gottfried, American Civil Liberties Union of Washington (ddr-densho-67-225)
doc Testimony of Alex Gottfried, American Civil Liberties Union of Washington (ddr-densho-67-225)
Written testimony of Alex Gottfried, representing the American Civil Liberties Union of Washington. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Friday, September 11, 1981, in the section titled "Organizations."
Testimony of Yutaka Fujikado (ddr-densho-67-279)
doc Testimony of Yutaka Fujikado (ddr-densho-67-279)
Written testimony of Yutaka Fujikado, born in Seattle, Washington. Incarcerated in the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. This testimony was submitted for the CWRIC hearings in Seattle, Washington, September 9-11, 1981.
Testimony of Lois Kaneko (ddr-densho-67-269)
doc Testimony of Lois Kaneko (ddr-densho-67-269)
Written testimony of Lois Kaneko, born in Seattle, Washington. Incarcerated in Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. This testimony was submitted for the CWRIC hearings in Seattle, Washington, September 9-11, 1981.
A street in Burton, Washington (ddr-densho-316-2)
img A street in Burton, Washington (ddr-densho-316-2)
Caption on front: " Street Scene - Burton, Washington."
Auburn, Washington (ddr-densho-201-342)
img Auburn, Washington (ddr-densho-201-342)
Caption on front: "Auburn, Washington. Population 5000. 1946."
Bridesmaid portrait (ddr-densho-322-7)
img Bridesmaid portrait (ddr-densho-322-7)
Ami Kinoshita in bridesmaid gown for her brother's wedding in Seattle, Washington.

Narrator Emery Brooks Andrews

White male. Born November 14, 1937 in Seattle, Washington. Son of Reverend Emery Andrews, the Japanese Baptist Church minister in Seattle for many years. After the Japanese Americans in Seattle were removed to Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho, Emery Brooks moved with family to Twin Falls, Idaho, to minister to Nikkei in camp. Visited Japanese American friends ...

Narrator Sumi Okamoto

Nisei female. Born January 7, 1920, in Seattle, Washington. Spent childhood in Spokane, Washington, where father worked for the Alaska Junk Company. Attended Irving Grade School and Lewis & Clark High School. Wedding took place on December 7, 1941, the day of Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor. Husband passed away in 1946, and Ms. Okamoto worked ...

Narrator Sam Ogo

Nisei male. Born September 1, 1919 in Millwood, Washington, where father worked for SP&S railroad. After serious injury, father quit the railroad and moved family to Spokane, Washington, where they operated numerous hotels. Sent to Japan with siblings in 1933 to attend school. Was only one in the family to return to the U.S ...

Narrator Shimako "Sally" Kitano

Nisei female. Born April 6, 1932, in Bainbridge Island, Washington. Grew up on Bainbridge, and was eight years old when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Removed with family to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. Before the war was over, moved to Chicago, Illinois. Returned to Bainbridge Island after World War II.

Narrator Tats Kojima

Nisei male. Born 1923 in Bainbridge Island, Washington. Age 18 when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor, was removed with family to Manzanar concentration camp, California. Later transferred to the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Became an auto mechanic after World War II.

Narrator Zen Shibayama

Nisei male. Born 1926 in Seattle, Washington, but raised in Bainbridge Island, Washington. Lived in Japan for several years, returning to the U.S. just prior to the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941. Moved with family to Moses Lake, Washington, as part of "voluntary evacuation." Drafted into the army and served with the Military Intelligence ...

Narrator Doreen Rapada

Female of First Squamish Nation and Filipino descent. Born August 3, 1943, on Bainbridge Island, Washington. Grew up on Bainbridge Island, where parents worked as strawberry farmers and were prominent members of the Filipino American community on the island.

Narrator James "Turk" Suzuki

Nisei male. Born October 10, 1915, in California. Married prior to mass removal, and was sent to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. Transferred to the Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming, and worked on the camp newspaper. Drafted into the army and served with the Military Intelligence Service in the Philippines and occupied Japan.

Narrator Art Abe

Nisei male. Born June 12, 1921, in Seattle, Washington. Grew up in an area of Seattle with few other Japanese Americans, and was attending the University of Washington when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor. Removed to the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Left Minidoka several times on temporary work leave to work ...

Narrator Tosh Tokunaga

Nisei male. Born January 2, 1925, in Selleck, Washington. Grew up in the Selleck logging camp before moving with family to Seattle, Washington, for high school. During World War II, removed to the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Volunteered for the military as a paratrooper, and served in Europe. Eventually returned to ...

Narrator Sally Sudo

Nisei female. Born December 1, 1935, in Seattle, Washington. During World War II, removed with family to the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, resettled in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Spent many years raising a family and teaching in Japan before eventually returning to Minnesota.
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