Yasashi Ichikawa Interview II Segment 2

Living in a house owned by the Buddhist temple (Japanese language) (ddr-densho-1000-112-1) - 00:04:10
Description of the Seattle Buddhist Temple's social activities (Japanese language) (ddr-densho-1000-112-2) - 00:04:21
Buddhist Temple Boy Scout troop; Issei parents encouraging children to become "Americanized" (Japanese language) (ddr-densho-1000-112-3) - 00:06:21
Music incorporated into Temple activities (Japanese language) (ddr-densho-1000-112-4) - 00:03:42
Description of children (Japanese language) (ddr-densho-1000-112-5) - 00:02:15
(Japanese language) (ddr-densho-1000-112-6) - 00:03:34
Applying for U.S. citizenship (Japanese language) (ddr-densho-1000-112-7) - 00:03:28
Hearing stories about hardships suffered by Japanese immigrants and their families in America (Japanese language) (ddr-densho-1000-112-8) - 00:06:55
(Japanese language) (ddr-densho-1000-112-9) - 00:01:06
Husband's job as reverend for the Buddhist Temple (Japanese language) (ddr-densho-1000-112-10) - 00:06:08
Activities of the women's society at the Seattle Buddhist Temple (Japanese language) (ddr-densho-1000-112-11) - 00:02:46
Moving the Seattle Buddhist Temple (Japanese language) (ddr-densho-1000-112-12) - 00:03:16
FBI arrests Buddhist ministers from the Temple, including husband, Reverend Ichikawa (Japanese language) (ddr-densho-1000-112-13) - 00:07:30
Before his own World War II arrest, husband helped Temple members whose family members were taken away (Japanese language) (ddr-densho-1000-112-14) - 00:04:45
Daughter contracts chicken pox, has to remain behind with the Health Department when family is moved to Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington (Japanese language) (ddr-densho-1000-112-15) - 00:04:48
Mass removal to Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington with seven children (Japanese language) (ddr-densho-1000-112-16) - 00:05:46
Making the best of mass removal (Japanese language) (ddr-densho-1000-112-17) - 00:03:32
Difficulties taking care of children in Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho (Japanese language) (ddr-densho-1000-112-18) - 00:07:46
(Japanese language) (ddr-densho-1000-112-19) - 00:01:48
Finding out that young men from the Temple youth group enlisted in the 442nd Regimental Combat Team (Japanese language) (ddr-densho-1000-112-20) - 00:04:15
Remaining in contact with husband through censored letters (Japanese language) (ddr-densho-1000-112-21) - 00:01:44
Joining husband in Crystal City, Texas, a Department of Justice Camp (Japanese language) (ddr-densho-1000-112-22) - 00:04:45
Meeting Japanese Peruvians in Crystal City (Japanese language) (ddr-densho-1000-112-23) - 00:02:40
Planning to return to Japan, then deciding against it (Japanese language) (ddr-densho-1000-112-24) - 00:05:19
Reaction to the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and the end of the war (Japanese language) (ddr-densho-1000-112-25) - 00:02:58
(Japanese language) (ddr-densho-1000-112-26) - 00:02:25
Returning to Seattle after the war, finding the Buddhist temple vandalized (Japanese language) (ddr-densho-1000-112-27) - 00:05:21
Experiencing hardship, rebuilding the Seattle Buddhist Temple and community (Japanese language) (ddr-densho-1000-112-28) - 00:04:09
Hearing of people who still insisted that Japan had won the war (Japanese language) (ddr-densho-1000-112-29) - 00:02:15
Obtaining United States citizenship: being allowed to take the test in Japanese (Japanese language) (ddr-densho-1000-112-30) - 00:07:14
The Seattle Buddhist Temple becomes Betsuin in 1954 (Japanese language) (ddr-densho-1000-112-31) - 00:03:41
Moving to Portland, Oregon after husband's passing (Japanese language) (ddr-densho-1000-112-32) - 00:02:38
Thoughts on redress and the camp experience (Japanese language) (ddr-densho-1000-112-33) - 00:02:28
At age eighty-eight, creating a picture book of memories (Japanese language) (ddr-densho-1000-112-34) - 00:02:06
Message for future generations (Japanese language) (ddr-densho-1000-112-35) - 00:03:48
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Description of the Seattle Buddhist Temple's social activities (Japanese language)

This interview was conducted in Japanese. The transcript is a translation of the original interview.

00:04:21 — Segment 2 of 35

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November 20, 1999

Densho Visual History Collection


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Yasashi Ichikawa

Yasashi Ichikawa Interview II

02:21:43 — 35 segments

November 20, 1999

Seattle, Washington

Issei female. Born 1907 in Shimonoseki, Japan. Attended school in Japan, and was encouraged by father to study English. Married a Buddhist minister and immigrated to the United States. Lived in Fresno, California, then returned to Japan for two years. Moved to Seattle, Washington, where husband was a minister at the Seattle Buddhist Temple. During World War II, husband was arrested and imprisoned in the Crystal City Department of Justice Camp, Texas. Mrs. Ichikawa, with her seven children, was removed to the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, then to Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Joined husband in Crystal City before returning to run the Seattle Buddhist Temple.

(This interview was conducted in Japanese. The transcript is a translation of the original interview.)

Tomoyo Yamada, interviewer; John Pai, videographer


Courtesy of Densho