Rick Sato Segment 5

Parents' immigration from Fukushima, Japan (ddr-densho-1000-80-1) - 00:01:36
Working on the family farm in the Yakima Valley (ddr-densho-1000-80-2) - 00:02:53
Attending school with children of different ethnicities (ddr-densho-1000-80-3) - 00:01:28
Prewar race relations between Japanese Americans and Native American landowners in the Yakima Valley, Washington (ddr-densho-1000-80-4) - 00:02:43
Community celebrations and holidays (ddr-densho-1000-80-5) - 00:03:15
Increasing anti-Japanese sentiment following the bombing of Pearl Harbor (ddr-densho-1000-80-6) - 00:02:02
Preparing for mass removal: packing pots and pans, but no knives (ddr-densho-1000-80-7) - 00:03:10
Mass removal: "You don't know where you're going..." (ddr-densho-1000-80-8) - 00:03:01
Impressions of Heart Mountain concentration camp: "Out in the middle of nowhere" (ddr-densho-1000-80-9) - 00:01:58
Work opportunities for children inside the camp (ddr-densho-1000-80-10) - 00:01:46
Leaving camp to work in the sugar beet fields (ddr-densho-1000-80-11) - 00:02:27
Understanding the position of the draft resisters: "you don't have to prove anything" (ddr-densho-1000-80-12) - 00:03:00
Completing basic training and then being recruited for the Military Intelligence Service (ddr-densho-1000-80-13) - 00:02:18
Avoiding being sent to Japan because of the ending of the war (ddr-densho-1000-80-14) - 00:02:23
Returning to eastern Washington, still a "Jap" to some (ddr-densho-1000-80-15) - 00:04:36
Getting married, moving to Seattle (ddr-densho-1000-80-16) - 00:01:53
Observing postwar changes in the Yakima Valley (ddr-densho-1000-80-17) - 00:02:44
Importance of education (ddr-densho-1000-80-18) - 00:01:50
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Community celebrations and holidays

00:03:15 — Segment 5 of 18

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March 2, 1998

Densho Visual History Collection


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Rick Sato

Rick Sato Interview

00:45:03 — 18 segments

March 2, 1998

Seattle, Washington

Nisei male. Born in Wapato, Washington. Family farmed in Yakima Valley, Washington, before the war. Incarcerated at the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. Served briefly in the Military Intelligence Service (MIS). Resettled in Wapato, Washington.

Alice Ito, interviewer; Matt Emery, videographer


Courtesy of Densho