Robert Moriguchi Interview Segment 25

Family background: father's arrival in San Francisco at age fourteen (ddr-densho-1000-515-1) - 0:08:35
Father's family's history in Japan (ddr-densho-1000-515-2) - 0:08:10
Mother's family background (ddr-densho-1000-515-3) - 0:06:14
Mother's family settling in Mountain View, California (ddr-densho-1000-515-4) - 0:04:15
Parents' meeting and marriage in San Francisco (ddr-densho-1000-515-5) - 0:04:08
Earliest memories (ddr-densho-1000-515-6) - 0:03:09
Childhood memories of Half Moon Bay (ddr-densho-1000-515-7) - 0:08:55
Family's acquaintance with artist Chiura Obata (ddr-densho-1000-515-8) - 0:02:00
Moving to San Francisco where father worked as a house painter (ddr-densho-1000-515-9) - 0:04:21
Father's involvement in the Seicho-no-Ie church (ddr-densho-1000-515-10) - 0:05:32
Remembering family's anxiety after the bombing of Pearl Harbor (ddr-densho-1000-515-11) - 0:07:43
Memories of the Merced assembly center (ddr-densho-1000-515-12) - 0:01:52
Childhood memories of Amache (ddr-densho-1000-515-13) - 0:07:52
Leaving camp and moving to Utah (ddr-densho-1000-515-14) - 0:11:41
Helping out on family's farm (ddr-densho-1000-515-15) - 0:06:28
Cousin's experiences in the military (ddr-densho-1000-515-16) - 0:04:56
Family's return to San Francisco (ddr-densho-1000-515-17) - 0:03:03
Deciding to study to be a pharmacist (ddr-densho-1000-515-18) - 0:11:44
Drafted into the army (ddr-densho-1000-515-19) - 0:11:05
First job in a pharmacy (ddr-densho-1000-515-20) - 0:05:48
Meeting future wife and getting married (ddr-densho-1000-515-21) - 0:05:03
Serving on the board of the Japanese American Citizens League (ddr-densho-1000-515-22) - 0:04:02
Memories of riots following the redevelopment of Little Tokyo in Los Angeles (ddr-densho-1000-515-23) - 0:03:34
Losing father in a terrible car accident (ddr-densho-1000-515-24) - 0:07:20
Volunteering at the Japanese American National Museum (ddr-densho-1000-515-25) - 0:12:03
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Volunteering at the Japanese American National Museum

0:12:03 — Segment 25 of 25

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Robert Moriguchi

Robert Moriguchi Interview

2:45:51 — 25 segments

October 4, 2022

Granada Hills, California

Sansei male. Born November 11, 1931, in San Francisco, California. During World War II, removed to the Merced Assembly Center, California, and the Amache concentration camp, Colorado. After leaving camp, moved to Utah for a time before eventually returning to California and becoming a pharmacist. Served on the board of the Japanese American Citizens League and in later years, became a volunteer docent at the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles.

Brian Niiya, interviewer; Yuka Murakami, videographer


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