Mitsuko Hashiguchi Segment 57

Parents' immigration story (ddr-densho-1000-12-1) - 00:01:21
Father's arrival in the United States, working on the railroad (ddr-densho-1000-12-2) - 00:01:44
Parents' immigration story: marriage (ddr-densho-1000-12-3) - 00:01:46
Parents clear land for farm and home (ddr-densho-1000-12-4) - 00:02:51
Description of siblings (ddr-densho-1000-12-5) - 00:02:16
Growing up on the family farm, balancing farm chores and school (ddr-densho-1000-12-6) - 00:01:22
Activities in the Bellevue Japanese American farming community (ddr-densho-1000-12-7) - 00:01:57
Description of family farm (ddr-densho-1000-12-8) - 00:02:23
Farm crops and livestock (ddr-densho-1000-12-9) - 00:03:12
Daily chores on the family farm (ddr-densho-1000-12-10) - 00:01:30
A child's typical day on the farm (ddr-densho-1000-12-11) - 00:01:23
Making "mochi" for New Year's celebrations (ddr-densho-1000-12-12) - 00:02:06
Photograph of family farm (ddr-densho-1000-12-13) - 00:00:43
Reusing water: from the bath to the laundry (ddr-densho-1000-12-14) - 00:01:15
Farm life in the winter (ddr-densho-1000-12-15) - 00:00:57
Caucasians reach out to the Japanese Americans returning home from the camps (ddr-densho-1000-12-16) - 00:01:32
School in prewar Bellevue (ddr-densho-1000-12-17) - 00:02:16
Description of prewar Bellevue community (ddr-densho-1000-12-18) - 00:02:35
Social activities of the prewar Bellevue community, Strawberry Festival brings everyone together (ddr-densho-1000-12-19) - 00:03:44
Social, cultural activities for the Nisei in the prewar Bellevue, Washington, community (ddr-densho-1000-12-20) - 00:02:35
Farming community parties: the Japanese American potluck (ddr-densho-1000-12-21) - 00:02:51
Social, cultural activities for the Nisei in the prewar Bellevue, Washington, community (ddr-densho-1000-12-22) - 00:02:49
Visiting the city, Bon Odori in Seattle (ddr-densho-1000-12-23) - 00:02:19
Visiting the city, Bon Odori in Seattle (ddr-densho-1000-12-24) - 00:01:06
Joining the Honor Society in Seattle (ddr-densho-1000-12-25) - 00:01:25
Farm life in the winter (ddr-densho-1000-12-26) - 00:00:59
Meeting future husband (ddr-densho-1000-12-27) - 00:01:58
Husband adjusts to married life and farm life (ddr-densho-1000-12-28) - 00:01:55
Working in field until son is delivered (ddr-densho-1000-12-29) - 00:00:55
Husband's activities in prewar Japanese American community in Seattle (ddr-densho-1000-12-30) - 00:02:41
FBI pick-up of Issei creates panic after the bombing of Pearl Harbor (ddr-densho-1000-12-31) - 00:02:58
Role of the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) during mass removal; husband's role as messenger between Bellevue, Washington community and Seattle JACL (ddr-densho-1000-12-32) - 00:03:42
Packing for camp, and trying to protect farm assets; property loss and damage (ddr-densho-1000-12-33) - 00:03:01
(ddr-densho-1000-12-34) - 00:01:04
Removal from Bellevue, Washington: arranging own transportation to the train station (ddr-densho-1000-12-35) - 00:01:21
The trip to Pinedale Assembly Center, California: a quiet and depressing train ride (ddr-densho-1000-12-36) - 00:02:11
First impressions of Pinedale Assembly Center (ddr-densho-1000-12-37) - 00:00:45
Living conditions in Pinedale: seven in one room (ddr-densho-1000-12-38) - 00:02:31
Pinedale Assembly Center: adjusting to differences in food (ddr-densho-1000-12-39) - 00:01:08
Living conditions in Pinedale Assembly Center (ddr-densho-1000-12-40) - 00:01:32
Description of Pinedale Assembly Center (ddr-densho-1000-12-41) - 00:01:31
Organization of move to Tule Lake concentration camp (ddr-densho-1000-12-42) - 00:02:16
Long trip by train to Tule Lake concentration camp (ddr-densho-1000-12-43) - 00:01:31
Description of Tule Lake concentration camp, California: an improvement from the assembly center (ddr-densho-1000-12-44) - 00:01:11
A desert with no green: Tule Lake concentration camp (ddr-densho-1000-12-45) - 00:01:23
A Nisei woman's typical day at Tule Lake concentration camp (ddr-densho-1000-12-46) - 00:01:33
Doing laundry in Tule Lake concentration camp (ddr-densho-1000-12-47) - 00:01:44
Buying goods by catalogue at Tule Lake concentration camp (ddr-densho-1000-12-48) - 00:01:04
Daily life in Tule Lake concentration camp: housework, social visits, jobs (ddr-densho-1000-12-49) - 00:02:21
Unknown sisters in Japan (ddr-densho-1000-12-50) - 00:01:09
(ddr-densho-1000-12-51) - 00:01:33
Temporarily leaving camp to work as laborers: harvesting sugar beets in Montana (ddr-densho-1000-12-52) - 00:02:24
Temporarily leaving camp to work as laborers: harvesting sugar beets in Montana (ddr-densho-1000-12-53) - 00:01:00
Transferring to Minidoka concentration camp (ddr-densho-1000-12-54) - 00:01:23
Description of older siblings in Japan (ddr-densho-1000-12-55) - 00:02:29
Worrying about family in Japan (ddr-densho-1000-12-56) - 00:00:47
Organized activities, fresh vegetables and well-cooked rice at Minidoka concentration camp (ddr-densho-1000-12-57) - 00:03:23
Harvesting onions and sugar beets in Idaho (ddr-densho-1000-12-58) - 00:01:32
Cultural and social activities at Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho (ddr-densho-1000-12-59) - 00:02:51
Passing time in camp (ddr-densho-1000-12-60) - 00:02:02
Moving back to Bellevue, Washington (ddr-densho-1000-12-61) - 00:01:36
Shock at condition of family farm upon returning after the war (ddr-densho-1000-12-62) - 00:02:10
Struggling to rebuild the family farm, finally deciding to sell (ddr-densho-1000-12-63) - 00:03:00
Rebuilding family's farm and finances after the war (ddr-densho-1000-12-64) - 00:02:26
Working for the Bellevue School District (ddr-densho-1000-12-65) - 00:03:45
Husband's postwar work (ddr-densho-1000-12-66) - 00:01:12
Postwar employment opportunities for Japanese Americans (ddr-densho-1000-12-67) - 00:01:44
Family photograph (ddr-densho-1000-12-68) - 00:00:30
Becoming active again in the postwar Japanese American community (ddr-densho-1000-12-69) - 00:02:22
Husband's community involvement (ddr-densho-1000-12-70) - 00:01:17
Participation in the Bellevue Boys Club (ddr-densho-1000-12-71) - 00:01:03
First trip to Japan, meeting sisters (ddr-densho-1000-12-72) - 00:02:21
Organizing trips to Japan (ddr-densho-1000-12-73) - 00:01:38
Involvement in community activities, winning the Community Bridge Builder Award in Bellevue (ddr-densho-1000-12-74) - 00:02:38
Recent hobbies: doll collecting (ddr-densho-1000-12-75) - 00:02:39
Thoughts on intermarriage within the Japanese American community (ddr-densho-1000-12-76) - 00:02:12
Sharing the incarceration experience with future generations (ddr-densho-1000-12-77) - 00:01:56
The declining sense of community in Bellevue, lack of interest among Sansei (ddr-densho-1000-12-78) - 00:01:52
Hopes for the future of the Japanese American community (ddr-densho-1000-12-79) - 00:02:03
Description of grandchildren (ddr-densho-1000-12-80) - 00:01:18
Reflections (ddr-densho-1000-12-81) - 00:01:01
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ddr-densho-1000-12-57 (Legacy UID: denshovh-hmitsuko-01-0057)

Organized activities, fresh vegetables and well-cooked rice at Minidoka concentration camp

00:03:23 — Segment 57 of 81

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July 28, 1998

Densho Visual History Collection


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Mitsuko Hashiguchi

Mitsuko Hashiguchi Interview

02:34:29 — 81 segments

July 28, 1998

Bellevue, Washington

Nisei female. Born January 25, 1921, in Bellevue, Washington. Raised on a Bellevue farm, married and had a child before being incarcerated at the Pinedale Assembly Center, California, Tule Lake concentration camp, California, and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. In her interview, she discusses the Japanese American community in Bellevue before and after World War II.

James Arima, interviewer; Steve Hamada, videographer


Courtesy of Densho