Hideo "Jibo" Satow Interview

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South Bay JACL Oral History Collection

Hideo "Jibo" Satow was born on July 23, 1914, in Inglewood, California. He was the oldest of ten children. His father, Tomijiro Satow was a flower grower in Hawthorne, California. The Satow family was imprisoned at the Santa Anita Race Track and the concentration camp at Rohwer, Arkansas, during World War II. After the war, Satow resettled in Hawthorne and continued operating the flower nursery until 1995 when he closed it due to foreign competition. Hideo Satow has been active in preserving the histories of the Japanese American flower growers in the South Bay.

This interview is part of the South Bay History Project created by the South Bay Chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League.


November 18, 2003





Courtesy of South Bay JACL, Densho