Tokio Hirotaka - Toshio Ito - Joe Matsuzawa Segment 25

Family background, Joe Matsuzawa (ddr-densho-1000-23-1) - 00:08:42
Family background, Tokio Hirotaka (ddr-densho-1000-23-2) - 00:08:12
Family background, Toshio Ito: father's arrival in the United States, working odd jobs in Seattle (ddr-densho-1000-23-3) - 00:07:02
Joe Matsuzawa's experiences growing up in Bellevue, Washington (ddr-densho-1000-23-4) - 00:05:59
Memories of prewar Bellevue, Washington (ddr-densho-1000-23-5) - 00:08:36
Importance of Nisei sports and social events (ddr-densho-1000-23-6) - 00:03:04
Farming in early Bellevue, Washington (ddr-densho-1000-23-7) - 00:06:03
Tom Matsuoka and the Vegetable Growers Association, Bellevue, Washington (ddr-densho-1000-23-8) - 00:03:57
Farming without tractors in prewar Bellevue (ddr-densho-1000-23-9) - 00:03:06
Description of prewar farms run by Japanese Americans (ddr-densho-1000-23-10) - 00:06:34
Transporting goods in Bellevue, Washington, before I-90 or 520 highways (ddr-densho-1000-23-11) - 00:03:43
Animals on prewar farms (ddr-densho-1000-23-12) - 00:01:02
Typical day on a family farm (ddr-densho-1000-23-13) - 00:01:12
Issei family and community values (ddr-densho-1000-23-14) - 00:05:26
Layout of Bellevue's prewar Japanese American farming community (ddr-densho-1000-23-15) - 00:04:34
Salmon and other "good eating" in and around Bellevue, Washington (ddr-densho-1000-23-16) - 00:03:50
Clearing the land, contributions of farmers to Seattle's Eastside land development (ddr-densho-1000-23-17) - 00:02:20
Mr. Matsuzawa's activities just prior to the outbreak of World War II (ddr-densho-1000-23-18) - 00:02:39
Pearl Harbor day, being stopped and searched by local police (ddr-densho-1000-23-19) - 00:02:41
Events following Pearl Harbor: curfew, wasted farm work (ddr-densho-1000-23-20) - 00:03:48
Impact of Pearl Harbor on community leadership, farming community (ddr-densho-1000-23-21) - 00:05:35
Military service: from 1-A to "enemy alien" to volunteer (ddr-densho-1000-23-22) - 00:02:10
Pinedale Assembly Center, California: "Dry, hot, dusty, and dirty" (ddr-densho-1000-23-23) - 00:01:51
(ddr-densho-1000-23-24) - 00:01:21
Memories of food in the Pinedale Assembly Center (ddr-densho-1000-23-25) - 00:02:39
Working at Pinedale Assembly Center, California, a makeshift fire department (ddr-densho-1000-23-26) - 00:03:04
The journey by train to Tule Lake (ddr-densho-1000-23-27) - 00:01:15
Housing arrangements and divided communities in Tule Lake concentration camp (ddr-densho-1000-23-28) - 00:04:20
Self-governance and work in camp, wage structures (ddr-densho-1000-23-29) - 00:05:23
Mr. Hirotaka's living arrangements in Tule Lake (ddr-densho-1000-23-30) - 00:04:21
Sports and other activities in camp (ddr-densho-1000-23-31) - 00:04:00
Attitude toward incarceration: losing things you took for granted (ddr-densho-1000-23-32) - 00:03:37
Working outside camp, labor crews: topping sugar beets in Utah (ddr-densho-1000-23-33) - 00:04:08
Topping sugar beets (ddr-densho-1000-23-34) - 00:06:08
Mr. Matsuzawa's continued work outside camp (ddr-densho-1000-23-35) - 00:03:57
Returning to camp after working outside (ddr-densho-1000-23-36) - 00:04:40
Mr. Hirotaka's experiences on an agricultural work crew (ddr-densho-1000-23-37) - 00:09:08
A Japanese American draftee: basic training (ddr-densho-1000-23-38) - 00:03:40
Serving in occupation forces, meeting brother in Japan (ddr-densho-1000-23-39) - 00:08:22
Mr. Matsuoka's return to the United States after serving in the military (ddr-densho-1000-23-40) - 00:04:28
Mr. Ito's military service (ddr-densho-1000-23-41) - 00:08:04
Discrimination in postwar Bellevue, Washington (ddr-densho-1000-23-42) - 00:03:50
Returning home and restarting farm (ddr-densho-1000-23-43) - 00:04:40
Reestablishing farms after the war (ddr-densho-1000-23-44) - 00:05:25
Description of families (ddr-densho-1000-23-45) - 00:05:56
Reflecting on the incarceration experience, both the good and the bad (ddr-densho-1000-23-46) - 00:08:12
Thoughts on redress (ddr-densho-1000-23-47) - 00:10:13
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Memories of food in the Pinedale Assembly Center

00:02:39 — Segment 25 of 47

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May 21, 1998

Densho Visual History Collection


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Tokio Hirotaka
Toshio Ito
Joe Matsuzawa

Tokio Hirotaka - Toshio Ito - Joe Matsuzawa Interview

03:42:57 — 47 segments

May 21, 1998

Bellevue, Washington

Mr. Hirotaka was born in 1910, Mr. Matsuzawa was born in 1913, and Mr. Ito in 1922. All three are Nisei males, born and raised in Bellevue, Washington. They and their families were incarcerated at the Pinedale Assembly Center, California, and Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Prior to the war, their families were part of a Japanese American "Eastside" community that cleared and farmed a large portion of what is now the Bellevue-Kirkland-Redmond area. In this group interview, they discuss their memories of farming, the Eastside's Japanese American community, and the war years.

Alice Ito, interviewer; Matt Emery, videographer


Courtesy of Densho