Helen T. Sasaki Interview Segment 1

Born in Stockton, California (ddr-densho-1000-505-1) - 0:02:31
Mother's family background (ddr-densho-1000-505-2) - 0:02:25
Father's family background (ddr-densho-1000-505-3) - 0:05:29
Parents' meeting and marriage in Japan (ddr-densho-1000-505-4) - 0:03:34
Description of siblings (ddr-densho-1000-505-5) - 0:03:27
Description of parents' personalities (ddr-densho-1000-505-6) - 0:03:45
A few childhood memories of camp (ddr-densho-1000-505-7) - 0:05:47
Father's woodworking hobby in camp (ddr-densho-1000-505-8) - 0:04:34
Returning to family farm after the war (ddr-densho-1000-505-9) - 0:05:49
Family's move to Sacramento (ddr-densho-1000-505-10) - 0:03:16
Childhood memories in California (ddr-densho-1000-505-11) - 0:05:17
Family's movie theater business (ddr-densho-1000-505-12) - 0:06:42
Father's time in Chicago directly after the war (ddr-densho-1000-505-13) - 0:02:34
Memories of school, Japanese American community activities (ddr-densho-1000-505-14) - 0:07:11
Attending Sacramento State and becoming a teacher (ddr-densho-1000-505-15) - 0:05:29
Meeting future husband (ddr-densho-1000-505-16) - 0:04:42
Description of wedding (ddr-densho-1000-505-17) - 0:03:45
Raising a family (ddr-densho-1000-505-18) - 0:05:15
Moving to Mountain View, California (ddr-densho-1000-505-19) - 0:02:48
Mother-in-law's role as wife of head Buddhist minister (ddr-densho-1000-505-20) - 0:09:01
Observing changes in how Buddhism is practiced (ddr-densho-1000-505-21) - 0:07:06
Attending camp pilgrimages (ddr-densho-1000-505-22) - 0:07:21
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Born in Stockton, California

0:02:31 — Segment 1 of 22

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April 7, 2022

Densho Visual History Collection


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Helen T. Sasaki

Helen T. Sasaki Interview

1:48:44 — 22 segments

April 7, 2022

Emeryville, California

Sansei female. Born December 10, 1937, in Stockton, California. Spent early childhood in Stockton, where parents had a small farm. During World War II, family was sent to the Stockton Assembly Center, California, and the Rohwer concentration camp, Arkansas. After leaving camp, returned to California, first to Linden and then to Sacramento, where father owned a movie theater. Graduated from Sacramento State University and became a teacher. Married a Buddhist Minister and became involved wih the Buddhist Churches of America.

Patricia Wakida, interviewer; Dana Hoshide, videographer


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