Mary Hamano Interview Segment 18

Family background (ddr-densho-1000-215-1) - 00:07:04
Growing up in Los Angeles (ddr-densho-1000-215-2) - 00:03:37
Attending elementary school (ddr-densho-1000-215-3) - 00:05:21
Ethnic diversity in Los Angeles neighborhood (ddr-densho-1000-215-4) - 00:07:11
Father's prewar grocery store and shoe repair businesses (ddr-densho-1000-215-5) - 00:01:52
Recreational activities: visiting Japantown (ddr-densho-1000-215-6) - 00:06:58
Coping with father's protective parenting style (ddr-densho-1000-215-7) - 00:06:19
Memories of games played as a child (ddr-densho-1000-215-8) - 00:05:46
Attending Japanese language school (ddr-densho-1000-215-9) - 00:06:45
Awareness of limited job opportunities for Nisei (ddr-densho-1000-215-10) - 00:06:40
(ddr-densho-1000-215-11) - 00:03:12
Spending the day in L.A.'s Japantown when Pearl Harbor was bombed (ddr-densho-1000-215-12) - 00:04:25
Memories of the day of mass removal (ddr-densho-1000-215-13) - 00:06:16
Conditions in Santa Anita Assembly Center (ddr-densho-1000-215-14) - 00:08:13
Daily life in Santa Anita (ddr-densho-1000-215-15) - 00:03:49
The train ride to Amache (Granada) concentration camp (ddr-densho-1000-215-16) - 00:07:53
Adjusting to harsh living conditions in camp (ddr-densho-1000-215-17) - 00:06:43
Volunteering to work on the camp's farm (ddr-densho-1000-215-18) - 00:05:49
Visiting town nearby the camp (ddr-densho-1000-215-19) - 00:04:44
Making do with limited provisions in camp (ddr-densho-1000-215-20) - 00:05:18
Leaving camp for Denver, Colorado (ddr-densho-1000-215-21) - 00:04:35
Living in Denver, getting married (ddr-densho-1000-215-22) - 00:04:16
Working in factories making Japanese foods (ddr-densho-1000-215-23) - 00:07:47
Living for a time in Los Angeles before returning to Colorado (ddr-densho-1000-215-24) - 00:07:10
Running a greenhouse business (ddr-densho-1000-215-25) - 00:09:10
Thoughts on the current Japanese American community in Denver (ddr-densho-1000-215-26) - 00:06:03
The dispersal of Japanese Americans in present-day Denver (ddr-densho-1000-215-27) - 00:06:45
Increasing popularity of Japanese cultural activities (ddr-densho-1000-215-28) - 00:05:47
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Volunteering to work on the camp's farm

00:05:49 — Segment 18 of 28

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May 14, 2008

Densho Visual History Collection


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Mary Hamano

Mary Hamano Interview

02:45:28 — 28 segments

May 14, 2008

Denver, Colorado

Nisei female. Born July 14, 1921, in San Gabriel, California. Spent childhood in Los Angeles where father operated a shoe repair business and grocery store. Family was removed to Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and Amache concentration camp, Colorado. Resettled in Denver after the war and worked in several businesses in Japantown. Married in 1947 and opened a greenhouse and flower shop with husband.

Megan Asaka, interviewer; Dana Hoshide, videographer


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