Fumiko Uyeda Groves Segment 13

Grandfather's immigration story: entering through Canada, rowing over at night (ddr-densho-1000-10-1) - 00:03:51
Father and grandfather's immigration to the U.S. (ddr-densho-1000-10-2) - 00:02:01
Father's work in pool hall (ddr-densho-1000-10-3) - 00:01:22
Mother's immigration story: an arranged marriage (ddr-densho-1000-10-4) - 00:05:02
Mother's childhood in Manchuria (ddr-densho-1000-10-5) - 00:04:55
Mother's trip to the U.S., being instructed in how to be a proper Japanese bride (ddr-densho-1000-10-6) - 00:03:37
Enterprising father, moving to the West Coast (ddr-densho-1000-10-7) - 00:02:18
Born in the back room of the family store (ddr-densho-1000-10-8) - 00:02:28
Description of siblings, a Kibei brother in Japan (ddr-densho-1000-10-9) - 00:05:18
Growing up in prewar Seattle, being babysat by "the Market" (ddr-densho-1000-10-10) - 00:05:24
The family business, Home Brew Supply (ddr-densho-1000-10-11) - 00:02:26
Attending Bailey Gatzert Elementary School and the Japanese Language School (ddr-densho-1000-10-12) - 00:05:58
Father's involvement in the Nikkeijinkai: hosting visiting seamen before the war (ddr-densho-1000-10-13) - 00:01:45
Father's arrest by the FBI following Pearl Harbor: a short goodbye and a three-year separation (ddr-densho-1000-10-14) - 00:06:34
Notice of "evacuation" orders, preparing for removal (ddr-densho-1000-10-15) - 00:01:45
Mother's role running family store after husband's arrest by FBI (ddr-densho-1000-10-16) - 00:02:38
Finding places to store belongings (ddr-densho-1000-10-17) - 00:01:32
Frightened by the sight of soldiers with rifles at the Puyallup Assembly Center (ddr-densho-1000-10-18) - 00:04:05
First impressions of Minidoka concentration camp, rattlesnakes underfoot (ddr-densho-1000-10-19) - 00:02:16
Schooling in camp, keen competition among like peers (ddr-densho-1000-10-20) - 00:04:26
Life in camp: swimming, church, Christmas (ddr-densho-1000-10-21) - 00:03:06
Mother's resiliency, finding work in camp (ddr-densho-1000-10-22) - 00:01:44
Celebrating Christmas in camp (ddr-densho-1000-10-23) - 00:02:22
Mother's parenting style (ddr-densho-1000-10-24) - 00:01:43
Limited contact with father, censored letters of life in Lordsburg internment camp, New Mexico (ddr-densho-1000-10-25) - 00:02:25
Hiroshima-ken in Lordsburg internment camp (ddr-densho-1000-10-26) - 00:01:44
Importance of ken connections (ddr-densho-1000-10-27) - 00:05:55
Father is reunited with family, and son doesn't recognize him (ddr-densho-1000-10-28) - 00:04:58
Returning to Seattle and school after the war: facing racism (ddr-densho-1000-10-29) - 00:07:58
Father's postwar employment as a gardener (ddr-densho-1000-10-30) - 00:03:24
Mother's work in a hotel (ddr-densho-1000-10-31) - 00:02:18
Helping returning Japanese to find postwar housing (ddr-densho-1000-10-32) - 00:04:53
The work of community groups after World War II (ddr-densho-1000-10-33) - 00:02:45
Visiting friends living at the language school (ddr-densho-1000-10-34) - 00:03:53
Schooling in postwar Seattle: a "cosmopolitan" school environment (ddr-densho-1000-10-35) - 00:03:31
Nisei attitudes toward education following World War II (ddr-densho-1000-10-36) - 00:04:06
Racial climate at the University of Washington postwar (ddr-densho-1000-10-37) - 00:06:50
Choosing a career path (ddr-densho-1000-10-38) - 00:06:02
Involvement helping visitors from Japan through the Nikkeijinkai (ddr-densho-1000-10-39) - 00:05:10
Barred from working as a flight attendant because of race (ddr-densho-1000-10-40) - 00:02:53
Working in the library system (ddr-densho-1000-10-41) - 00:04:07
Raising children (ddr-densho-1000-10-42) - 00:05:34
Working as a librarian in Samoa (ddr-densho-1000-10-43) - 00:05:58
Importance of preserving history (ddr-densho-1000-10-44) - 00:05:50
Words of wisdom: remember and take pride in your past (ddr-densho-1000-10-45) - 00:02:25
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Father's involvement in the Nikkeijinkai: hosting visiting seamen before the war

00:01:45 — Segment 13 of 45

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June 16, 1998

Densho Visual History Collection


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Fumiko Uyeda Groves

Fumiko Uyeda Groves Interview

02:51:15 — 45 segments

June 16, 1998

Seattle, Washington

Nisei female. Born September 9, 1933, in Seattle, Washington. Parents operated a store in the Sanitary Market (now known as the Pike Place Market). Father was very active in kenjinkai (prefectural organization) activities, both before and after World War II. Spent prewar childhood in and among Seattle's Japanese American community. Incarcerated at the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. One of the first Japanese American families to return to Seattle after the war.

Larry Hashima, interviewer; Matt Emery, videographer


Courtesy of Densho