Tadashi Kuniyuki Interview Segment 4

Born in Seattle, Washington; description of siblings (ddr-densho-1000-227-1) - 00:02:42
Father's life in Japan (ddr-densho-1000-227-2) - 00:04:15
Father's immigration to the U.S. through Canada (ddr-densho-1000-227-3) - 00:04:39
Description of mother (ddr-densho-1000-227-4) - 00:03:40
Memories of playing on sports teams as a child (ddr-densho-1000-227-5) - 00:05:16
Parents send sister to be raised in Japan (ddr-densho-1000-227-6) - 00:02:28
Meeting Kibei older brother for the first time (ddr-densho-1000-227-7) - 00:03:34
Going on fishing trips with father (ddr-densho-1000-227-8) - 00:04:13
Jobs as a child: cleaning tubs in a bathhouse (ddr-densho-1000-227-9) - 00:05:00
Working in the Nippon Kan Theatre, seeing Japanese American "gangsters" (ddr-densho-1000-227-10) - 00:06:47
Delivering groceries for the Furuya Company (ddr-densho-1000-227-11) - 00:04:18
Working high school summers in Alaska canneries (ddr-densho-1000-227-12) - 00:05:13
Working for a logging company (ddr-densho-1000-227-13) - 00:02:51
Description of prewar hotels owned and operated by parents (ddr-densho-1000-227-14) - 00:04:27
Memories of Bailey Gatzert elementary school (ddr-densho-1000-227-15) - 00:06:39
Attending junior high and high school (ddr-densho-1000-227-16) - 00:04:04
Difficulty finding a job after graduating from the University of Washington (ddr-densho-1000-227-17) - 00:04:20
Studying in Kansas City and earning a license in electronics (ddr-densho-1000-227-18) - 00:03:52
Applying for jobs at television stations, being turned down (ddr-densho-1000-227-19) - 00:03:48
Manning family hotel's front desk upon hearing of the bombing of Pearl Harbor (ddr-densho-1000-227-20) - 00:01:35
Preparing for mass removal: selling hotel, more fortunate than most (ddr-densho-1000-227-21) - 00:04:32
Meeting future wife (ddr-densho-1000-227-22) - 00:03:13
Going early to Minidoka to help establish the camp (ddr-densho-1000-227-23) - 00:03:19
Working as an electrician in camp (ddr-densho-1000-227-24) - 00:04:51
Leaving camp to get married; reprimanded for staying out longer than allowed (ddr-densho-1000-227-25) - 00:04:41
Leaving camp for Spokane, Washington (ddr-densho-1000-227-26) - 00:04:00
Description of children; tragic loss of son (ddr-densho-1000-227-27) - 00:04:26
Description of prewar Seattle's Japantown maps (ddr-densho-1000-227-28) - 00:04:45
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Description of mother

00:03:40 — Segment 4 of 28

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October 28, 2008

Densho Visual History Collection


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Tadashi Kuniyuki

Tadashi Kuniyuki Interview

01:57:28 — 28 segments

October 28, 2008

Seattle, Washington

Nisei male. Born August 12, 1912, in Seattle, Washington. Grew up in Seattle, where parents owned a series of hotels. Graduated from the University of Washington prior to World War II. During the war, was removed to the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, lived in Spokane, Washington, for a few years before returning to Seattle.

Tom Ikeda, interviewer; Shin Yu Pai, interviewer; Dana Hoshide, videographer


Courtesy of Densho