Join us in celebrating Densho's 25th anniversary by attending our free virtual gala on October 23rd and by considering a tribute gift. Learn more at www.densho.org/25gala

Takashi Hoshizaki Interview Segment 1

Father's family background: college graduate (ddr-densho-1000-290-1) - 00:06:21
Mother's family background: merchants in Japan (ddr-densho-1000-290-2) - 00:04:19
Father's establishment of a store during the Great Depression (ddr-densho-1000-290-3) - 00:05:48
Attending Japanese language school (ddr-densho-1000-290-4) - 00:03:34
Recreational activities during childhood (ddr-densho-1000-290-5) - 00:05:18
Involvement in martial arts, Boy Scouts (ddr-densho-1000-290-6) - 00:05:03
Helping out in family's produce store (ddr-densho-1000-290-7) - 00:05:01
Description of father: social, good communicator (ddr-densho-1000-290-8) - 00:04:34
Father's thoughts on impending war between Japan and the United States (ddr-densho-1000-290-9) - 00:08:06
Description of mother (ddr-densho-1000-290-10) - 00:03:43
Flying model airplanes on December 7, 1941 (ddr-densho-1000-290-11) - 00:04:21
Seeing other families affected by FBI arrests, evacuation of Terminal Island (ddr-densho-1000-290-12) - 00:06:11
Having to close the family store, dispose of groceries (ddr-densho-1000-290-13) - 00:08:31
An African American family visits Pomona, brings apple pie (ddr-densho-1000-290-14) - 00:06:31
Deciding what to bring without knowing final destination (ddr-densho-1000-290-15) - 00:03:40
Working in the assembly center mess hall (ddr-densho-1000-290-16) - 00:08:50
Observing people coping with difficult living conditions (ddr-densho-1000-290-17) - 00:11:32
Feeling fortunate to have an experienced cook in camp (ddr-densho-1000-290-18) - 00:03:03
The train ride to Heart Mountain (ddr-densho-1000-290-19) - 00:04:31
Unfinished living conditions in camp (ddr-densho-1000-290-20) - 00:03:57
Graduating from high school in camp (ddr-densho-1000-290-21) - 00:03:44
Answering the so-called "loyalty questionnaire" and deciding to resist the draft (ddr-densho-1000-290-22) - 00:04:22
Attending meetings of the Fair Play Committee (ddr-densho-1000-290-23) - 00:06:24
Being arrested for refusing to report for induction physical (ddr-densho-1000-290-24) - 00:04:24
Memories of draft resistance trial (ddr-densho-1000-290-25) - 00:08:38
Imprisoned at the McNeil Island penitentiary for draft resistance (ddr-densho-1000-290-26) - 00:08:40
Being released from prison after serving two-year sentence for draft resistance (ddr-densho-1000-290-27) - 00:03:19
Returning to Los Angeles; impact of wartime draft resistance on career decisions (ddr-densho-1000-290-28) - 00:06:58
Impact of President Truman's pardon (ddr-densho-1000-290-29) - 00:02:53
Entering into an interracial marriage (ddr-densho-1000-290-30) - 00:03:00
Community reactions to wartime draft resistance (ddr-densho-1000-290-31) - 00:03:05
Involvement with the Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation (ddr-densho-1000-290-32) - 00:04:52
Reflections (ddr-densho-1000-290-33) - 00:05:32
Free to use This object is offered under a Creative Commons license. You are free to use it for any non-commercial purpose as long as you properly cite it, and if you share what you have created.

Learn more...

ddr-densho-1000-290-1 (Legacy UID: denshovh-htakashi_2-01-0001)

Father's family background: college graduate

This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, finding, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of the Interior.

00:06:21 — Segment 1 of 33

Previous segment Next segment

July 28, 2010

Densho Visual History Collection

Densho

Courtesy of Densho

ddr-densho-1000-290

Takashi Hoshizaki

Takashi Hoshizaki Interview

02:58:45 — 33 segments

July 28, 2010

Los Angeles, California

Nisei male. Born October 3, 1923, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in Los Angeles, where parents owned and operated a produce store. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed to the Pomona Assembly Center, California, and the Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. While in Heart Mountain, decided to resist the draft, and attended meetings of the Fair Play Committee. Tried for draft resistance, and served two years at the McNeil Island federal penitentiary. After the war, was pardoned by President Truman along with all of the other Japanese American wartime draft resisters.

(This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, finding, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of the Interior.)

Tom Ikeda, interviewer; Jim Gatewood, interviewer; Dana Hoshide, videographer

Densho

Courtesy of Densho

API