Mutsu Homma Segment 32

Description of children (ddr-densho-1000-24-1) - 00:02:08
Immigrating to the United States at age eighteen (ddr-densho-1000-24-2) - 00:02:32
Adjusting to life in America (ddr-densho-1000-24-3) - 00:03:06
Religious conflict in parents' families (ddr-densho-1000-24-4) - 00:06:21
Father builds first Christian church in Tono City, Japan (ddr-densho-1000-24-5) - 00:07:23
Growing up Christian among Buddhists (ddr-densho-1000-24-6) - 00:03:14
Father immigrates first to U.S. (ddr-densho-1000-24-7) - 00:01:05
Father's travels before arriving in U.S. (ddr-densho-1000-24-8) - 00:02:08
Father's decision to immigrate to the U.S. (ddr-densho-1000-24-9) - 00:04:11
Traveling alone to America (ddr-densho-1000-24-10) - 00:03:02
Majoring in music at the University of Southern California (ddr-densho-1000-24-11) - 00:03:27
Dealing with the language barrier at the University of Southern California (ddr-densho-1000-24-12) - 00:02:46
First exposure to farming (ddr-densho-1000-24-13) - 00:03:37
Father becomes minister of Gardena Baptist Church (ddr-densho-1000-24-14) - 00:03:15
Participating in church programs, teaching children (ddr-densho-1000-24-15) - 00:02:18
Compromise between "baishakunin" (match-makers) and dating (ddr-densho-1000-24-16) - 00:05:41
Wedding argument, to kiss or not to kiss (ddr-densho-1000-24-17) - 00:02:41
Living in Sawtelle, California (ddr-densho-1000-24-18) - 00:03:47
Preparing for mass removal: forced to sell belongings, a piano for $25 (ddr-densho-1000-24-19) - 00:03:17
Loss of privacy and dignity, strangers invite themselves in (ddr-densho-1000-24-20) - 00:03:14
Daughter adjusts to assembly center school (ddr-densho-1000-24-21) - 00:02:57
Husband uses own money to buy equipment after being assigned as an official dentist of Santa Anita Assembly Center (ddr-densho-1000-24-22) - 00:03:15
Description of assembly center: "Santa Anita is a horse place" (ddr-densho-1000-24-23) - 00:01:42
Struggling to feed family in assembly center (ddr-densho-1000-24-24) - 00:03:26
Separate living quarters for medical professionals (ddr-densho-1000-24-25) - 00:01:32
Remembering lost belongings (ddr-densho-1000-24-26) - 00:01:50
Husband struggles to serve dental patients (ddr-densho-1000-24-27) - 00:01:00
Living alongside belongings of famous actors and actresses (ddr-densho-1000-24-28) - 00:03:57
Description of "riot" at the Santa Anita Assembly Center: protesting lack of food (ddr-densho-1000-24-29) - 00:03:35
Husband's frustration as camp dentist (ddr-densho-1000-24-30) - 00:01:35
Mother, a Japanese language teacher, removed early (ddr-densho-1000-24-31) - 00:03:54
Family separated by mass removal (ddr-densho-1000-24-32) - 00:04:29
A citizen of America no matter what (ddr-densho-1000-24-33) - 00:05:06
Sent to Amache concentration camp (ddr-densho-1000-24-34) - 00:01:35
Coping with raising children in an assembly center (ddr-densho-1000-24-35) - 00:02:50
A soldier's question: "Are you a human being?" (ddr-densho-1000-24-36) - 00:01:41
Husband becomes ill from overwork (ddr-densho-1000-24-37) - 00:05:36
Impressions of Amache concentration camp (ddr-densho-1000-24-38) - 00:01:52
Finding the strength to live after husband's death (ddr-densho-1000-24-39) - 00:08:09
Following father to Seattle (ddr-densho-1000-24-40) - 00:02:46
Resettling in Seattle: a crowded living situation (ddr-densho-1000-24-41) - 00:03:40
Struggling to feed family after resettling in Seattle (ddr-densho-1000-24-42) - 00:04:30
Teaching at a nursery school (ddr-densho-1000-24-43) - 00:03:34
Father's work as minister of Seattle's Japanese Baptist Church (ddr-densho-1000-24-44) - 00:03:24
Raising children (ddr-densho-1000-24-45) - 00:01:43
Sharing the incarceration experience in a multicultural setting (ddr-densho-1000-24-46) - 00:06:48
Work as a nursery school teacher (ddr-densho-1000-24-47) - 00:02:47
Working in the University of Washington's East Asia Library (ddr-densho-1000-24-48) - 00:04:43
An asset to the University of Washington's East Asia Library (ddr-densho-1000-24-49) - 00:05:22
Remembering the difficulties of camp life (ddr-densho-1000-24-50) - 00:03:33
Hardships endured in camp (ddr-densho-1000-24-51) - 00:02:38
Ignoring government propaganda (ddr-densho-1000-24-52) - 00:01:31
Hearing rumors of danger after the bombing of Pearl Harbor (ddr-densho-1000-24-53) - 00:02:13
Becoming a United States citizen (ddr-densho-1000-24-54) - 00:03:08
Feeling at peace with life (ddr-densho-1000-24-55) - 00:01:41
Piano playing demonstration (ddr-densho-1000-24-56) - 00:03:00
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ddr-densho-1000-24-32 (Legacy UID: denshovh-hmutsu-01-0032)

Family separated by mass removal

00:04:29 — Segment 32 of 56

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August 27, 1997

Densho Visual History Collection


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Mutsu Homma

Mutsu Homma Interview

03:06:15 — 56 segments

August 27, 1997

Seattle, Washington

Issei female. Born June 19, 1911, in Tono City, Iwate-ken, Japan. Immigrated to the United States in 1929. Incarcerated at the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and Amache concentration camp, Colorado. Father established and ministered the first Western-style Christian church in Tono City. Husband was assigned to the Santa Anita Assembly Center as the official head dentist, then passed away in Amache concentration camp.

Dee Goto, interviewer; Becky Fukuda, interviewer; Matt Emery, videographer


Courtesy of Densho