Giro Nakagawa Interview Segment 1

Origins of name (ddr-densho-1000-422-1) - 00:05:18
Family background (ddr-densho-1000-422-2) - 00:05:43
Helping out on family's farm (ddr-densho-1000-422-3) - 00:04:10
Prewar recreational activities (ddr-densho-1000-422-4) - 00:06:06
Playing football in high school (ddr-densho-1000-422-5) - 00:05:55
Working on an oyster farm after graduating from high school (ddr-densho-1000-422-6) - 00:08:47
Introduction of oyster seed from Japan (ddr-densho-1000-422-7) - 00:07:06
The labor intensive nature of oyster farming (ddr-densho-1000-422-8) - 00:02:47
Description of oyster farm workers (ddr-densho-1000-422-9) - 00:04:39
Making good wages working on an oyster farm (ddr-densho-1000-422-10) - 00:05:09
Being removed from the oyster farm station house after the bombing of Pearl Harbor (ddr-densho-1000-422-11) - 00:04:03
Teaching Native Americans about oyster farming in La Conner, Washington (ddr-densho-1000-422-12) - 00:09:33
Feeling angry after being removed to Pinedale assembly center (ddr-densho-1000-422-13) - 00:04:51
Leaving camp to farm for a sugar company (ddr-densho-1000-422-14) - 00:04:44
Working in Utah: little association with local Japanese Americans (ddr-densho-1000-422-15) - 00:06:06
Living and working on farms during the war (ddr-densho-1000-422-16) - 00:04:51
Drafted into the army (ddr-densho-1000-422-17) - 00:05:55
Being an "actor" at an army base (ddr-densho-1000-422-18) - 00:05:49
Serving in Japan with the Counterintelligence Corps (ddr-densho-1000-422-19) - 00:08:34
Deciding to return to oyster farming (ddr-densho-1000-422-20) - 00:03:24
Reestablishing the oyster farm after the war (ddr-densho-1000-422-21) - 00:10:28
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Origins of name

00:05:18 — Segment 1 of 21

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April 30, 2014

Densho Visual History Collection


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Giro Nakagawa

Giro Nakagawa Interview

02:03:58 — 21 segments

April 30, 2014

South Bend, Washington

Nisei male. Born March 13, 1921, in Seattle, Washington. Grew up in Kent, Washington, where parents ran a farm. In the 1930s, moved to South Bend, Washington, to work for the New Washington Oyster Company. During World War II, removed to the Pinedale Assembly Center, California, and soon left to work on farms in Utah for the Amalgamated Sugar Company. Drafted into the military and served with the Counterintelligence Corps in Japan during the U.S. occupation. After returning home, reestablished the oyster farm in South Bend.

Tom Ikeda, interviewer; Dana Hoshide, videographer


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