Ed Tsutakawa Interview Segment 15

Description of siblings (ddr-densho-1000-196-1) -
Father's work in the U.S. in the family's import/export business (ddr-densho-1000-196-2) -
Memories of lifelong friend (ddr-densho-1000-196-3) -
Description of mother (ddr-densho-1000-196-4) -
Influence of art and music while growing up (ddr-densho-1000-196-5) -
Living in Japan as a child (ddr-densho-1000-196-6) -
Attending a prestigious school in Japan (ddr-densho-1000-196-7) -
Playing and watching baseball in Japan (ddr-densho-1000-196-8) -
Being detained in an immigration station upon returning to U.S. (ddr-densho-1000-196-9) -
Thoughts on the Kibei (ddr-densho-1000-196-10) -
Discovering an aptitude for art while in high school (ddr-densho-1000-196-11) -
Feelings during the period leading up to World War II (ddr-densho-1000-196-12) -
Coincidentally sketching a battleship upon hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor (ddr-densho-1000-196-13) -
Experiences flying airplanes in the 1930s (ddr-densho-1000-196-14) -
Losing the family business after the bombing of Pearl Harbor (ddr-densho-1000-196-15) -
Activities at Puyallup Assembly Center: making signs (ddr-densho-1000-196-16) -
Feeling frustrated on the difficult train ride to Minidoka concentration camp (ddr-densho-1000-196-17) -
Living conditions in Minidoka concentration camp, work as the camp's artist (ddr-densho-1000-196-18) -
Leaving camp for Spokane, Washington (ddr-densho-1000-196-19) -
Difficult family life: losing first wife during childbirth (ddr-densho-1000-196-20) -
Starting a printing business postwar (ddr-densho-1000-196-21) -
Building a traditional Japanese garden (ddr-densho-1000-196-22) -
Community work, involvement in projects in Spokane, Washington (ddr-densho-1000-196-23) -
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Losing the family business after the bombing of Pearl Harbor

This interview was conducted as part of a project to capture stories of the Japanese American community of Spokane, Washington. Densho worked in collaboration with the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture.

00:10:14 — Segment 15 of 23

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June 8, 2006

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Ed Tsutakawa

Ed Tsutakawa Interview

02:24:29 — 23 segments

June 8, 2006

Spokane, Washington

Nisei male. Born May 15, 1921, in Seattle, Washington. Spent much of childhood in Japan, returning to the U.S. at the age of fifteen. Began attending the University of Washington before being removed to Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Created a series of art pieces depicting camp life. Moved to Spokane, Washington, after leaving Minidoka, and established Litho-Art Printers Inc. in 1954. Active in the sister-city program between Spokane and Nishinomiya, Japan. Helped establish a branch campus of the Mukogawa Women's University in Spokane.

(This interview was conducted as part of a project to capture stories of the Japanese American community of Spokane, Washington. Densho worked in collaboration with the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture.)

Tom Ikeda, interviewer; Dana Hoshide, videographer

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