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Satoru Ichikawa Interview Segment 1

Origin of name, nickname (ddr-densho-1000-236-1) -
Father's family background: seventeen generations of Buddhist ministers (ddr-densho-1000-236-2) -
Tracing lineage back many generations (ddr-densho-1000-236-3) -
Description of parents (ddr-densho-1000-236-4) -
Early life in Fresno, Japan, and Seattle (ddr-densho-1000-236-5) -
Father's work as minister of the Seattle Buddhist Temple (ddr-densho-1000-236-6) -
Participating in Fresh Air Camp, a summer camp sponsored by the Buddhist church (ddr-densho-1000-236-7) -
Memories of elementary school (ddr-densho-1000-236-8) -
The completion of Seattle's new Buddhist temple building just before the onset of World War II (ddr-densho-1000-236-9) -
Father expecting to be picked up by the FBI following the bombing of Pearl Harbor (ddr-densho-1000-236-10) -
Preparing for mass removal: making provisions for the Buddhist temple (ddr-densho-1000-236-11) -
Arrival in the Puyallup Assembly Center (ddr-densho-1000-236-12) -
Traveling to the Minidoka concentration camp (ddr-densho-1000-236-13) -
Corresponding with father in a Department of Justice camp (ddr-densho-1000-236-14) -
Reuniting with father in the Crystal City internment camp, Texas (ddr-densho-1000-236-15) -
Attending school in Crystal City (ddr-densho-1000-236-16) -
Meeting Japanese Peruvians in Crystal City (ddr-densho-1000-236-17) -
Description of wartime friend Edison Uno (ddr-densho-1000-236-18) -
Hearing about the war's end (ddr-densho-1000-236-19) -
Returning to Seattle, attending high school (ddr-densho-1000-236-20) -
Changes in the Seattle Buddhist Temple after World War II (ddr-densho-1000-236-21) -
Pursuing a career in commercial art (ddr-densho-1000-236-22) -
Reflections: the future of the Seattle Buddhist Temple (ddr-densho-1000-236-23) -
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ddr-densho-1000-236-1 (Legacy UID: denshovh-isatoru-01-0001)

Origin of name, nickname

00:02:52 — Segment 1 of 23

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April 20, 2009

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Satoru Ichikawa

Satoru Ichikawa Interview

02:04:23 — 23 segments

April 20, 2009

Seattle, Washington

Nisei male. Born November 2, 1929, in Fresno, California. Moved with family at a young age to Seattle, Washington, where father was the minister of the Seattle Buddhist Temple. Father was arrested by the FBI following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, and removed to various Department of Justice internment camps. The rest of the family was removed to Puyallup Assembly Center and Minidoka concentration camp, Washington, eventually reuniting with father in Crystal City internment camp, Texas. Returned to Seattle following the war where family reestablished the Buddhist temple.

Tom Ikeda, interviewer; Dana Hoshide, videographer

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