Toshiko Hayashi Interview Segment 1

Born in Portland, Oregon (ddr-densho-1000-492-1) - 0:02:22
Father's family background: an only child from Hiroshima (ddr-densho-1000-492-2) - 0:05:01
Mother's family background (ddr-densho-1000-492-3) - 0:04:22
Description of siblings (ddr-densho-1000-492-4) - 0:01:40
Mother's self-isolation after son leaves for the United States (ddr-densho-1000-492-5) - 0:06:54
Description of childhood family home and greenhouse (ddr-densho-1000-492-6) - 0:04:07
Father's farm and produce selling business (ddr-densho-1000-492-7) - 0:08:01
Older sister's life in Japan (ddr-densho-1000-492-8) - 0:04:29
Memories of friends in elementary school (ddr-densho-1000-492-9) - 0:03:18
Roller skating to Japanese language school (ddr-densho-1000-492-10) - 0:04:50
Mother's job selling family's produce (ddr-densho-1000-492-11) - 0:04:44
Moving to Tigard (ddr-densho-1000-492-12) - 0:04:29
Hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor while at a friend's birthday party (ddr-densho-1000-492-13) - 0:05:13
Returning to school after December 7th (ddr-densho-1000-492-14) - 0:05:09
Destroying Japanese possessions, being visited by the FBI (ddr-densho-1000-492-15) - 0:05:17
Family's decision to move to avoid mass removal (ddr-densho-1000-492-16) - 0:05:46
Living in tents on employers' farm (ddr-densho-1000-492-17) - 0:08:16
Attending Boise State University (ddr-densho-1000-492-18) - 0:04:57
Visiting the Minidoka concentration camp (ddr-densho-1000-492-19) - 0:03:51
Moving to Seattle, encountering housing discrimination (ddr-densho-1000-492-20) - 0:07:32
Living with other young people at the YWCA (ddr-densho-1000-492-21) - 0:03:51
Meeting future husband (ddr-densho-1000-492-22) - 0:07:54
Reflections (ddr-densho-1000-492-23) - 0:02:09
A recent incident in at a nearby shopping center (ddr-densho-1000-492-24) - 0:05:55
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Born in Portland, Oregon

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Toshiko Hayashi

Toshiko Hayashi Interview

2:02:09 — 24 segments

March 3, 2022

Seattle, Washington

Nisei female. Born April 14, 1925, in Portland, Oregon. Grew up in Beaverton, Oregon, where parents farmed and sold produce at a nearby market. During World War II, family moved to Ontario, Oregon, to avoid mass removal, and worked for a white farmer. Toshiko attended Boise State University in Idaho and then moved to Seattle after the war.

Tom Ikeda, interviewer; Barbara Yasui, interviewer; Dana Hoshide, videographer


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