Lillian Sato Interview Segment 1

Father's family background (ddr-densho-1000-224-1) - 00:02:44
Mother's background: born in Hawaii (ddr-densho-1000-224-2) - 00:01:51
A few memories of King Island, Stockton, as a child (ddr-densho-1000-224-3) - 00:01:43
Father's successful prewar gardening business (ddr-densho-1000-224-4) - 00:01:30
Attending Japanese language school (ddr-densho-1000-224-5) - 00:02:21
Interaction with different ethnic groups in Santa Monica (ddr-densho-1000-224-6) - 00:02:10
Attending a Christian church even though parents were Buddhist (ddr-densho-1000-224-7) - 00:01:18
Visiting Japantown in Sawtelle, California (ddr-densho-1000-224-8) - 00:02:03
Receiving mixed responses from classmates and teachers following the bombing of Pearl Harbor (ddr-densho-1000-224-9) - 00:03:17
Traveling by car with family to Colorado to avoid mass removal (ddr-densho-1000-224-10) - 00:05:17
Farming in Fort Lupton, Colorado (ddr-densho-1000-224-11) - 00:02:47
(ddr-densho-1000-224-12) - 00:01:09
Adjusting to life in Fort Lupton (ddr-densho-1000-224-13) - 00:03:19
Moving to Denver (ddr-densho-1000-224-14) - 00:02:43
Attending high school in Denver (ddr-densho-1000-224-15) - 00:02:37
Working for a taxidermist (ddr-densho-1000-224-16) - 00:00:58
Encountering some racial hostility in Denver (ddr-densho-1000-224-17) - 00:01:50
Moving to Long Beach, California, until brother was killed in the service (ddr-densho-1000-224-18) - 00:05:13
Returning to Denver, working for a dry cleaner's (ddr-densho-1000-224-19) - 00:01:15
Meeting husband through an arranged marriage (ddr-densho-1000-224-20) - 00:01:45
Establishing a grocery store and then a greenhouse business (ddr-densho-1000-224-21) - 00:01:56
Description of family photographs (ddr-densho-1000-224-22) - 00:03:03
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Father's family background

00:02:44 — Segment 1 of 22

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July 6, 2008

Densho Visual History Collection


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Lillian Sato

Lillian Sato Interview

00:52:49 — 22 segments

July 6, 2008

Denver, Colorado

Nisei/Sansei female. Born December 14, 1928, in Stockton, California. Father was Issei and mother was Nisei, born in Hawaii. Grew up in Santa Monica, California. During World War II, moved with family to Colorado to avoid mass removal. Remained in Denver, later operating a grocery store and greenhouse business with husband.

Megan Asaka, interviewer; Dana Hoshide, videographer


Courtesy of Densho