108 photographs documenting the Higaki family. Naomi Higaki grew up in Redwood City, California where he attended school and graduated from Sequoia Union High School in 1942. When World War II started the family (except for Naomi's father Nobuo who had been sent to a detention camp) moved to Kimberly, Idaho in April 1942 where they were able to find work on a farm. In 1944, Naomi was drafted into the army and took basic training at Camp Wolters, Texas. After seventeen weeks of training, he was shipped to Europe. He was part of the first occupational troops to replace the combat soldiers. After seventeen months overseas he got back home safely. He received his honorable discharge at Camp Beales, California near Marysville. Upon his discharge Naomi helped his parents and brothers run their cut flower nursery business. In 1953 he married Mae Yoshiko Miwa and had two sons.
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Accession 1: 96 photographs; Accession 2: 12 photographs; Accession 3: 1 home movie
Courtesy of Naomi Higaki Family Collection, Densho
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