Norm Hayashi Segment 3

Description of siblings and parents (ddr-densho-1000-468-1) - 0:03:03
Grandfather's establishment of the Hayashi nursery (ddr-densho-1000-468-2) - 0:04:51
Grandfather's involvement in the California Flower Market in San Francisco (ddr-densho-1000-468-3) - 0:05:33
Mother's difficulties caring for extended family (ddr-densho-1000-468-4) - 0:04:54
Family's preparations for mass removal (ddr-densho-1000-468-5) - 0:04:37
Childhood memories of camp: being bullied (ddr-densho-1000-468-6) - 0:04:11
Returning home to nursery after the war: "it was practically destroyed" (ddr-densho-1000-468-7) - 0:02:51
Discussion of types of plants grown at family's nursery (ddr-densho-1000-468-8) - 0:03:04
Feeling lost after mother's passing (ddr-densho-1000-468-9) - 0:04:29
Finding a hobby in spear fishing and free diving (ddr-densho-1000-468-10) - 0:08:18
Close relationship with mother (ddr-densho-1000-468-11) - 0:06:00
Deciding to become a driver for the family nursery (ddr-densho-1000-468-12) - 0:06:58
Challenges of driving for the nursery (ddr-densho-1000-468-13) - 0:05:31
First experiences as a manager at the nursery (ddr-densho-1000-468-14) - 0:06:21
Building up the family's nursery business (ddr-densho-1000-468-15) - 0:08:47
Description of other Japanese American nursery businesses, growing up with non-Japanese American kids (ddr-densho-1000-468-16) - 0:09:13
Attending church picnics as a child (ddr-densho-1000-468-17) - 0:02:40
Living and working in Los Angeles for several years as a young person (ddr-densho-1000-468-18) - 0:04:48
Meeting future wife who eventually also worked in the family's nursery business (ddr-densho-1000-468-19) - 0:03:12
Description of employees at the nursery (ddr-densho-1000-468-20) - 0:06:10
Changes in the nursery business over the years (ddr-densho-1000-468-21) - 0:04:06
Relationships with other nurseries and related businesses (ddr-densho-1000-468-22) - 0:06:46
The laborious process of greenhouse growing (ddr-densho-1000-468-23) - 0:07:03
Close relationship with uncle (ddr-densho-1000-468-24) - 0:07:23
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Grandfather's involvement in the California Flower Market in San Francisco

0:05:33 — Segment 3 of 24

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Norman Hayashi

Norm Hayashi Interview

2:11:36 — 24 segments

March 12, 2019

Emeryville, California

Sansei male. Born September 11, 1939, in Oakland, California. Grandfather, father, and other family members established a nursery business in San Francisco, California prior to World War II. During the war, removed with family to the Tanforan Assembly Center, California, and the Topaz concentration camp, Utah. After the war, the family returned to San Francisco and reestablished the nursery. After going to college and living in Los Angeles for a number of years, Norm eventually returned to the family business.

Virginia Yamada, interviewer; Dana Hoshide, videographer


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