Tak Yamashita Interview Segment 28

Father's family background (ddr-densho-1000-365-1) -
Mother's arrival in the United States (ddr-densho-1000-365-2) -
Born in Torrance, California (ddr-densho-1000-365-3) -
Description of family home: Japanese-style bath (ddr-densho-1000-365-4) -
Moving to a ranch run by Japanese Americans (ddr-densho-1000-365-5) -
Attending elementary school (ddr-densho-1000-365-6) -
Attending Japanese language school (ddr-densho-1000-365-7) -
Visiting Japantown (ddr-densho-1000-365-8) -
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Description of family's farm (ddr-densho-1000-365-10) -
Description of mother (ddr-densho-1000-365-11) -
Father's hobby of distilling alcohol for holidays (ddr-densho-1000-365-12) -
Making mochitsuki for New Year's (ddr-densho-1000-365-13) -
Memories of holiday celebrations (ddr-densho-1000-365-14) -
Memories of seeing the Graf Zeppelin (ddr-densho-1000-365-15) -
Coping with the Great Depression (ddr-densho-1000-365-16) -
Participating in high school athletics (ddr-densho-1000-365-17) -
Recreational activities in high school (ddr-densho-1000-365-18) -
Dating and social activities (ddr-densho-1000-365-19) -
Hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor (ddr-densho-1000-365-20) -
Moving inland after the bombing of Pearl Harbor (ddr-densho-1000-365-21) -
Remembering a visit by the FBI (ddr-densho-1000-365-22) -
Disposing of possessions and deciding to move to Colorado (ddr-densho-1000-365-23) -
Traveling to Colorado by train (ddr-densho-1000-365-24) -
"Voluntary evacuation" to Colorado (ddr-densho-1000-365-25) -
Settling in Greeley, Colorado (ddr-densho-1000-365-26) -
Working in Colorado (ddr-densho-1000-365-27) -
Visiting the Granada concentration camp, Colorado (ddr-densho-1000-365-28) -
Answering "yes-yes" on the so-called "loyalty questionnaire" (ddr-densho-1000-365-29) -
Working for a farmer in Colorado (ddr-densho-1000-365-30) -
Encountering prejudice in Colorado (ddr-densho-1000-365-31) -
Returning home to Los Angeles (ddr-densho-1000-365-32) -
Reestablishing a farm in California (ddr-densho-1000-365-33) -
Thoughts on redress (ddr-densho-1000-365-34) -
Meeting future wife and getting married (ddr-densho-1000-365-35) -
Reflections (ddr-densho-1000-365-36) -
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Visiting the Granada concentration camp, Colorado

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.

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September 14, 2011

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Tak Yamashita

Tak Yamashita Interview

03:49:12 — 36 segments

September 14, 2011

Oxnard, California

Nisei male. Born December 22, 1917, in Torrance, California. Grew up in the Los Angeles area where parents ran a farm. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, family decided to "voluntarily evacuate" to Colorado in order to avoid mass removal. Farmed in Colorado during the war years, and returned to Los Angeles in 1945.

(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; Tani Ikeda, videographer

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