Food

The eating facilities in the camps were large mess halls with long lines and crowded tables. Group living tended to erode family solidarity, as teenagers escaped parental authority by eating with friends rather than family. The quality of the food was poor and milk and fresh meat were constantly in short supply. Inexpensive foods such as wieners, dried fish, pancakes, macaroni and pickled vegetables were served often. The diets of the camp inmates improved only after they began growing some of their own food.

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Rudy Tokiwa Interview II Segment 19 (ddr-densho-1000-92-19)
vh Rudy Tokiwa Interview II Segment 19 (ddr-densho-1000-92-19)
An accident while working in the camp mess hall

This interview was conducted at the 1998 Americans of Japanese Ancestry Veterans National Convention, held in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Rudy Tokiwa Interview II Segment 18 (ddr-densho-1000-92-18)
vh Rudy Tokiwa Interview II Segment 18 (ddr-densho-1000-92-18)
Recruited to become a mess hall cook at fourteen years old in Poston concentration camp

This interview was conducted at the 1998 Americans of Japanese Ancestry Veterans National Convention, held in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Frank Yamasaki Interview I Segment 18 (ddr-densho-1000-107-18)
vh Frank Yamasaki Interview I Segment 18 (ddr-densho-1000-107-18)
Memories of Minidoka concentration camp: sand everywhere, even in the food
Marian Asao Kurosu Interview Segment 57 (ddr-densho-1000-118-57)
vh Marian Asao Kurosu Interview Segment 57 (ddr-densho-1000-118-57)
Meals and mess halls: "there was a line for everything"

During this interview, Mrs. Kurosu alternately speaks in both English and Japanese. As a result, the English translation of the transcript contains [Jpn.] and [Eng.], which indicate whether the original dialogue was spoken in Japanese or English.

Akio Hoshino Segment 9 (ddr-densho-1000-26-9)
vh Akio Hoshino Segment 9 (ddr-densho-1000-26-9)
Minidoka concentration camp: social life, work, impact of incarceration on families
Yukiko Miyake Segment 29 (ddr-densho-1000-49-29)
vh Yukiko Miyake Segment 29 (ddr-densho-1000-49-29)
Making traditional foods at Minidoka concentration camp, "otsukemono" in a chamber pot
Mitsuko Hashiguchi Segment 57 (ddr-densho-1000-12-57)
vh Mitsuko Hashiguchi Segment 57 (ddr-densho-1000-12-57)
Organized activities, fresh vegetables and well-cooked rice at Minidoka concentration camp
Miyoko Kaneta Segment 6 (ddr-densho-1000-449-6)
vh Miyoko Kaneta Segment 6 (ddr-densho-1000-449-6)
Living conditions in camp: six in one room, bad food, dust
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