PJ Hirabayashi Interview Segment 1

Father's family background (ddr-densho-1000-314-1) - 00:06:46
Mother's family background (ddr-densho-1000-314-2) - 00:06:41
Mother's wartime experiences (ddr-densho-1000-314-3) - 00:08:47
Description of siblings (ddr-densho-1000-314-4) - 00:02:48
Childhood memories: struggling with Asian American identity (ddr-densho-1000-314-5) - 00:05:52
Hobbies growing up: performing arts (ddr-densho-1000-314-6) - 00:04:04
Participating in extracurricular activities (ddr-densho-1000-314-7) - 00:05:28
Little exposure to Japanese American community (ddr-densho-1000-314-8) - 00:03:27
Attending high school and college during the Civil Rights Movement (ddr-densho-1000-314-9) - 00:09:56
Exposure to Asian American culture, learning about the World War II camp experiences (ddr-densho-1000-314-10) - 00:07:14
Undergoing a "transformation": changing given name (ddr-densho-1000-314-11) - 00:04:23
Attending Berkeley and getting involved in Asian American issues (ddr-densho-1000-314-12) - 00:09:19
Experiences in Hawaii (ddr-densho-1000-314-13) - 00:03:40
A trip to Japan: "I was going back to my roots" (ddr-densho-1000-314-14) - 00:03:29
Taking a job at San Jose State (ddr-densho-1000-314-15) - 00:04:06
Talking about the Asian American experience on Japanese television (ddr-densho-1000-314-16) - 00:08:07
The beginnings of San Jose Taiko (ddr-densho-1000-314-17) - 00:07:57
Studying taiko in Japan (ddr-densho-1000-314-18) - 00:05:02
The evolution of San Jose Taiko (ddr-densho-1000-314-19) - 00:08:29
The future of San Jose Taiko (ddr-densho-1000-314-20) - 00:04:34
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Father's family background

00:06:46 — Segment 1 of 20

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January 27, 2011

Densho Visual History Collection


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PJ Hirabayashi

PJ Hirabayashi Interview

02:00:09 — 20 segments

January 27, 2011

San Jose, California

Sansei female. Born May 18, 1950, in San Rafael, California. Grew up in San Rafael, eventually attending California State University, Hayward, and University of California, Berkeley. Earned a master's degree from San Jose State University. Involved in civil rights and Asian American issues while in school. Along with husband, Roy Hirabayashi, founded San Jose Taiko.

Tom Ikeda, interviewer; Tom Izu, interviewer; Dana Hoshide, videographer


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