Fumiko M. Noji Segment 1

Description of children and grandchildren (ddr-densho-1000-72-1) - 00:01:58
Father's arrival in United States, working in a lumber camp (ddr-densho-1000-72-2) - 00:04:03
Growing up in Burlington, Washington (ddr-densho-1000-72-3) - 00:02:23
Family's prewar farm (ddr-densho-1000-72-4) - 00:01:39
Memories of childhood (ddr-densho-1000-72-5) - 00:00:51
Sports and holidays as a child (ddr-densho-1000-72-6) - 00:02:25
Community picnics (ddr-densho-1000-72-7) - 00:01:44
Growing up on family farm: no hot water (ddr-densho-1000-72-8) - 00:01:36
Attending school (ddr-densho-1000-72-9) - 00:04:07
Sister's arranged marriage (ddr-densho-1000-72-10) - 00:01:11
Going to high school (ddr-densho-1000-72-11) - 00:01:15
Social interactions between Japanese American and non-Japanese American high school students (ddr-densho-1000-72-12) - 00:04:00
Having an arranged marriage (ddr-densho-1000-72-13) - 00:02:58
Description of wedding (ddr-densho-1000-72-14) - 00:02:20
Losing citizenship as a result of marrying an Issei (ddr-densho-1000-72-15) - 00:01:53
Helping in family's greenhouse (ddr-densho-1000-72-16) - 00:00:55
Living with husband's family right before the war (ddr-densho-1000-72-17) - 00:03:09
Husband's family background (ddr-densho-1000-72-18) - 00:01:30
Husband's immigration to the U.S. (ddr-densho-1000-72-19) - 00:00:40
Seattle's prewar greenhouse operators (ddr-densho-1000-72-20) - 00:03:39
Husband's job running a greenhouse (ddr-densho-1000-72-21) - 00:02:28
Continuing work at the greenhouse (ddr-densho-1000-72-22) - 00:01:13
Having children (ddr-densho-1000-72-23) - 00:01:45
Father-in-law's role in bringing historic cherry trees to Seattle (ddr-densho-1000-72-24) - 00:02:48
Speculating on FBI's decision to pick up and detain husband after the bombing of Pearl Harbor (ddr-densho-1000-72-25) - 00:04:00
Preparing for mass removal, having to leave the greenhouse during the growing season (ddr-densho-1000-72-26) - 00:03:15
Trying to decide how to store property during mass removal (ddr-densho-1000-72-27) - 00:02:52
Preparing children for mass removal (ddr-densho-1000-72-28) - 00:01:45
Traveling to the Puyallup Assembly Center, first impressions (ddr-densho-1000-72-29) - 00:03:15
Adjusting to life at Tule Lake (ddr-densho-1000-72-30) - 00:01:53
Traveling from Puyallup Assembly Center to Tule Lake by train (ddr-densho-1000-72-31) - 00:03:17
Educating and raising a family in camp (ddr-densho-1000-72-32) - 00:02:41
Leaving camp and joining brother in Idaho (ddr-densho-1000-72-33) - 00:01:43
Living in Idaho during the war (ddr-densho-1000-72-34) - 00:03:36
Moving to Spokane, Washington (ddr-densho-1000-72-35) - 00:01:38
Working and living in Idaho (ddr-densho-1000-72-36) - 00:01:20
Returning to Seattle, a helpful train porter (ddr-densho-1000-72-37) - 00:02:46
Impact of camp experiences on family (ddr-densho-1000-72-38) - 00:04:47
Attitude toward incarceration experience (ddr-densho-1000-72-39) - 00:03:16
Description of great grandchildren (ddr-densho-1000-72-40) - 00:01:03
Nisei values, remembering small acts of kindness (ddr-densho-1000-72-41) - 00:03:40
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ddr-densho-1000-72-1 (Legacy UID: denshovh-nfumiko-01-0001)

Description of children and grandchildren

00:01:58 — Segment 1 of 41

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April 22, 1998

Densho Visual History Collection


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Fumiko M. Noji

Fumiko M. Noji Interview

01:39:17 — 41 segments

April 22, 1998

Bellevue, Washington

Nisei female. Born October 13, 1909, in Bellingham, Washington. Lost her United States citizenship when she married an Issei through an arranged marriage. Before 1920, her husband's family established Columbia Greenhouse, one of the first Japanese American-owned greenhouse businesses. Incarcerated at Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Husband was held by the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) in Seattle before being interned in the Department of Justice camp at Fort Missoula, Montana. Briefly resettled with husband in Emmett, Idaho and Spokane, Washington before becoming one of the first families to return to Seattle where they resumed operation of the family greenhouse business.

Dee Goto, interviewer; Matt Emery, videographer


Courtesy of Densho