Archie Miyatake Interview Segment 23

Father's family background (ddr-densho-1000-299-1) -
Origins of name (ddr-densho-1000-299-2) -
Father's early work in the U.S. and beginning interest in photography (ddr-densho-1000-299-3) -
Father opens photo studio which caters to Hollywood customers (ddr-densho-1000-299-4) -
Spending time with father as a child (ddr-densho-1000-299-5) -
Attending Japanese language school and learning kendo (ddr-densho-1000-299-6) -
Moving to Japan with family (ddr-densho-1000-299-7) -
Attending school in Japan (ddr-densho-1000-299-8) -
Returning to the U.S. and attending elementary school (ddr-densho-1000-299-9) -
Family life while parents worked in photo studio (ddr-densho-1000-299-10) -
Hobbies in high school: building model airplanes (ddr-densho-1000-299-11) -
Hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor: father had to photograph a wedding (ddr-densho-1000-299-12) -
Father registers business address so the family can go to Manzanar (ddr-densho-1000-299-13) -
Storing photography equipment (ddr-densho-1000-299-14) -
First impressions of camp: making furniture (ddr-densho-1000-299-15) -
Hearing about the Manzanar riot (ddr-densho-1000-299-16) -
Father's initial work in Manzanar's visual museum (ddr-densho-1000-299-17) -
Father makes a camera in camp (ddr-densho-1000-299-18) -
Father's secret photography in camp (ddr-densho-1000-299-19) -
Not knowing about father's secret photography activities in camp (ddr-densho-1000-299-20) -
Father officially opens a photography studio in camp, with a few restrictions (ddr-densho-1000-299-21) -
Initially answering "no-no" on the so-called "loyalty questionnaire" before changing answers (ddr-densho-1000-299-22) -
Sneaking out of camp to go fishing (ddr-densho-1000-299-23) -
Finding out that Issei men were brewing alcohol in the mess halls at night (ddr-densho-1000-299-24) -
Meeting future wife (ddr-densho-1000-299-25) -
Before mass removal, father helps Japanese Americans take ID photographs (ddr-densho-1000-299-26) -
Father's photography work in camp (ddr-densho-1000-299-27) -
Leaving camp and returning to Los Angeles (ddr-densho-1000-299-28) -
Preparing to return home and reobtaining father's photography equipment (ddr-densho-1000-299-29) -
Interactions with African Americans who had moved into Little Tokyo during the war (ddr-densho-1000-299-30) -
Helping family to reestablish photography business after returning home (ddr-densho-1000-299-31) -
Getting married (ddr-densho-1000-299-32) -
Taking over father's photography business (ddr-densho-1000-299-33) -
A memorable encounter with the crown prince of Japan (ddr-densho-1000-299-34) -
Description of father's prized car (ddr-densho-1000-299-35) -
Postwar activities with the National Park Service in helping to preserve the Manzanar site (ddr-densho-1000-299-36) -
Family's postwar activities (ddr-densho-1000-299-37) -
Reflections (ddr-densho-1000-299-38) -
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Sneaking out of camp to go fishing

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Archie Miyatake

Archie Miyatake Interview

04:42:28 — 38 segments

August 31 - September 1, 2010

Los Angeles, California

Nisei male. Born November 6, 1924, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in Los Angeles, where father, renowned photographer Toyo Miyatake, established a photo studio. During World War II, was removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. In camp, father became the camp's photographer. After the war, Archie Miyatake returned to Los Angeles and eventually took over father's studio.

(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.)

Martha Nakagawa, interviewer; Dana Hoshide, videographer

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