Chris Kato - Yoshi Mamiya - Tad Sato Segment 15

Family background and description of Japantown businesses (ddr-densho-1000-33-1) - 00:09:48
Description of size and approximate boundaries of Seattle's prewar Japantown (ddr-densho-1000-33-2) - 00:04:11
Seattle's prewar Japanese-run hotel industry (ddr-densho-1000-33-3) - 00:07:29
"Nihonburo": Japanese style public soaking baths (ddr-densho-1000-33-4) - 00:07:15
Japanese language school, memories of lots of mischief (ddr-densho-1000-33-5) - 00:04:55
Sports teams and community leagues (ddr-densho-1000-33-6) - 00:04:35
Interacting with very few African Americans prewar (ddr-densho-1000-33-7) - 00:03:47
Memories of Japanese food treats: "kintoki," homemade "sembei" and "mochi" (ddr-densho-1000-33-8) - 00:05:01
Memories of Japanese American community activities (ddr-densho-1000-33-9) - 00:05:30
Fishing for shiners at Seattle's waterfront (ddr-densho-1000-33-10) - 00:02:32
Clothing styles and apparel shops (ddr-densho-1000-33-11) - 00:04:08
Memories of prewar restaurants (ddr-densho-1000-33-12) - 00:04:36
Sports teams and community leagues (ddr-densho-1000-33-13) - 00:01:02
Nippon Kan Theatre, a longstanding history (ddr-densho-1000-33-14) - 00:04:53
Newspapers and handling of community scandals (ddr-densho-1000-33-15) - 00:04:55
Gambling and a kind of investment club, the tanomoshii (ddr-densho-1000-33-16) - 00:02:32
Prewar and wartime relationship between Seattle's Japanese and Chinese communities (ddr-densho-1000-33-17) - 00:02:33
Matsutake mushroom hunting (ddr-densho-1000-33-18) - 00:04:27
Memories of kenjinkai picnics (ddr-densho-1000-33-19) - 00:04:34
The role of the kenjinkai in the prewar Japanese American community (ddr-densho-1000-33-20) - 00:05:36
(ddr-densho-1000-33-21) - 00:01:52
Role of churches and religions in Seattle's Japanese American community (ddr-densho-1000-33-22) - 00:04:38
Interracial marriage, prewar and today (ddr-densho-1000-33-23) - 00:04:42
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Newspapers and handling of community scandals

00:04:55 — Segment 15 of 23

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August 14, 1998

Densho Visual History Collection


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Chris Kato
Yoshi Mamiya

Chris Kato - Yoshi Mamiya - Tad Sato Interview

01:45:31 — 23 segments

August 14, 1998

Seattle, Washington

In this interview, three Nisei, Chris Kato, Yoshi Mamiya, and Tad Sato recall their memories of growing up in Seattle's Nihonmachi (Japantown) and their respective Japantown family businesses. This informal three-way conversation captures a bit of what Nihonmachi was like before the World War II incarceration forever changed the Japanese American business and social community. Unless otherwise noted, all of the topics discussed take place in Seattle's prewar Nihonmachi.

Stephen Fugita, interviewer; John Pai, videographer


Courtesy of Densho