Taneyuki Dan Harada Interview Segment 11

Parents' family background: immigration from Japan to Los Angeles (ddr-densho-1000-306-1) - 00:03:03
Father's role in the Fukuoka Kenjinkai (ddr-densho-1000-306-2) - 00:02:29
Father's passing (ddr-densho-1000-306-3) - 00:01:58
Living in Japan before the war (ddr-densho-1000-306-4) - 00:05:21
Attending school in Japan (ddr-densho-1000-306-5) - 00:06:51
Awareness of increased sense of militarism in Japan (ddr-densho-1000-306-6) - 00:03:34
Returning to the United States and reuniting with mother (ddr-densho-1000-306-7) - 00:03:19
Re-learning English (ddr-densho-1000-306-8) - 00:04:32
Adjusting to community life as a Kibei (ddr-densho-1000-306-9) - 00:05:40
Being sent home from school on the day after the bombing of Pearl Harbor (ddr-densho-1000-306-10) - 00:04:54
Memories of the Tanforan assembly center (ddr-densho-1000-306-11) - 00:05:14
Attending art school established by well-known artist Chiura Obata (ddr-densho-1000-306-12) - 00:08:19
The train ride to Topaz (ddr-densho-1000-306-13) - 00:02:35
Attending art school in Topaz (ddr-densho-1000-306-14) - 00:06:50
Deciding to answer "no-no" on the so-called "loyalty questionnaire" (ddr-densho-1000-306-15) - 00:03:07
Being interrogated about answers on the so-called "loyalty questionnaire" (ddr-densho-1000-306-16) - 00:07:18
Unexpectedly being transferred to the Leupp Citizen Isolation Center (ddr-densho-1000-306-17) - 00:03:32
First impressions of Leupp (ddr-densho-1000-306-18) - 00:04:31
Living conditions in Leupp (ddr-densho-1000-306-19) - 00:04:58
Transferring to Tule Lake and being placed in the stockade (ddr-densho-1000-306-20) - 00:04:16
Furthering art education in Tule Lake (ddr-densho-1000-306-21) - 00:11:16
Renouncing U.S. citizenship (ddr-densho-1000-306-22) - 00:06:28
Regaining U.S. citizenship through the work of Wayne Collins (ddr-densho-1000-306-23) - 00:03:10
Leaving camp and returning to California (ddr-densho-1000-306-24) - 00:03:32
Postwar art career (ddr-densho-1000-306-25) - 00:05:55
Returning to Tule Lake camp site (ddr-densho-1000-306-26) - 00:05:04
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Memories of the Tanforan assembly center

00:05:14 — Segment 11 of 26

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November 30, 2010

Densho Visual History Collection


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Taneyuki Dan Harada

Taneyuki Dan Harada Interview

02:07:46 — 26 segments

November 30, 2010

San Jose, California

Kibei male. Born June 17, 1923, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in Los Angeles before moving to Japan and attending school. Returned to the U.S. in 1938, and was attending high school when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Removed to the Tanforan Assembly Center, California, and the Topaz concentration camp, Utah. While in camp, attended art school and developed skills as an artist. Answered "no-no" on the so-called "loyalty questionnaire" and was taken to Leupp Citizen Isolation Center, Arizona. Transferred to the Tule Lake concentration camp, California, where he was placed in the stockade. Renounced U.S. citizenship, but regained it after the war. Returned to California after leaving camp.

Martha Nakagawa, interviewer; Dana Hoshide, videographer


Courtesy of Densho