Bob Y. Sakata Interview Segment 5

Parents' family background (ddr-densho-1000-216-1) - 00:05:20
Father's first venture into farming (ddr-densho-1000-216-2) - 00:05:40
Working on family farm as a child (ddr-densho-1000-216-3) - 00:03:58
Japanese American community organizations prewar (ddr-densho-1000-216-4) - 00:05:53
Memories of hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor (ddr-densho-1000-216-5) - 00:05:08
Coping with curfew and travel restrictions (ddr-densho-1000-216-6) - 00:04:25
Preparing for mass removal (ddr-densho-1000-216-7) - 00:03:30
Selling farm equipment (ddr-densho-1000-216-8) - 00:02:51
Temporary living conditions in Tanforan: "it was sort of a lonely feeling" (ddr-densho-1000-216-9) - 00:03:20
The journey to the Topaz concentration camp, Utah (ddr-densho-1000-216-10) - 00:04:26
Attending school in camp (ddr-densho-1000-216-11) - 00:03:02
A huge responsibility: working with the camp's farm supervisor (ddr-densho-1000-216-12) - 00:04:08
Relocating to Colorado after hearing about the policies of Colorado Governor Carr (ddr-densho-1000-216-13) - 00:05:45
Meeting an incredible influence, farmer Bill Schluter (ddr-densho-1000-216-14) - 00:04:09
Settling in Brighton, Colorado, feeling welcomed by community (ddr-densho-1000-216-15) - 00:04:58
The significance of the Brighton Japanese American Association (ddr-densho-1000-216-16) - 00:09:28
Discussion of Japanese American communities in other parts of Colorado (ddr-densho-1000-216-17) - 00:07:02
Getting married, raising a family (ddr-densho-1000-216-18) - 00:01:56
The vision of Sakata Farms: influence of Issei (ddr-densho-1000-216-19) - 00:07:03
The evolution of Sakata Farms (ddr-densho-1000-216-20) - 00:06:20
Leadership roles in the agricultural industry (ddr-densho-1000-216-21) - 00:06:53
Reflections (ddr-densho-1000-216-22) - 00:05:47
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Memories of hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor

00:05:08 — Segment 5 of 22

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May 14, 2008

Densho Visual History Collection


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Bob Y. Sakata

Bob Y. Sakata Interview

01:51:02 — 22 segments

May 14, 2008

Denver, Colorado

Nisei male. Born April 15, 1926 in Alameda, California. Spent childhood in Alameda where family operated 10-acre farm. Removed to Tanforan Assembly Center, California, and Topaz concentration camp, Utah. Resettled in Brighton, Colorado, and resumed farming. Along with wife and son, owns and operates Sakata Farms, currently one of the top produce growers in the country.

Daryl Maeda, interviewer; Dana Hoshide, videographer


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