Frank Kitamoto Interview Segment 4

Description of parents, siblings (ddr-densho-1001-25-1) -
Prewar community activities: recreation, sports (ddr-densho-1001-25-2) -
Family's relationship with Filipino farm laborer (ddr-densho-1001-25-3) -
Father's arrest by the FBI following the bombing of Pearl Harbor (ddr-densho-1001-25-4) -
Hearing stories about FBI arrests (ddr-densho-1001-25-5) -
Speculating as to why Bainbridge Island community was one of the first to be removed (ddr-densho-1001-25-6) -
A child on day of mass removal, no strong memories (ddr-densho-1001-25-7) -
Father makes deal with Filipino farmhands to take care of family property during mass removal (ddr-densho-1001-25-8) -
Recounting others' memories of the day of mass removal (ddr-densho-1001-25-9) -
A child's memories of camp: primitive conditions, food poisoning (ddr-densho-1001-25-10) -
Remembering activities as a child in camp (ddr-densho-1001-25-11) -
Father's decision to go to watch repair school in Chicago; parents' family backgrounds (ddr-densho-1001-25-12) -
Description of Felix Narte, Filipino farmhand (ddr-densho-1001-25-13) -
Receiving mixed reactions from non-Japanese American community upon returning home (ddr-densho-1001-25-14) -
Coping with ethnic identity: "wondering why in the world I had to be Japanese" (ddr-densho-1001-25-15) -
Relationship between Filipino and Japanese communities on Bainbridge Island (ddr-densho-1001-25-16) -
Thoughts on what might have happened on Bainbridge Island had the Japanese American community not been removed (ddr-densho-1001-25-17) -
Climate faced by the returning Japanese American community (ddr-densho-1001-25-18) -
Lessons learned from World War II experience (ddr-densho-1001-25-19) -
Messages raised by the Bainbridge Island memorial (ddr-densho-1001-25-20) -
Relationship with father growing up; appreciation later in life (ddr-densho-1001-25-21) -
Historical relationship between Japanese Americans and Filipino Americans on Bainbridge Island (ddr-densho-1001-25-22) -
Difficulties faced by Japanese Americans returning home (ddr-densho-1001-25-23) -
The changing face of agriculture on Bainbridge Island (ddr-densho-1001-25-24) -
Reasons for Japanese involvement in agriculture on Bainbridge Island (ddr-densho-1001-25-25) -
The damaging effects of the World War II incarceration on the United States (ddr-densho-1001-25-26) -
Close relationship between Japanese American community and others on Bainbridge Island (ddr-densho-1001-25-27) -
The history of the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Community organization (ddr-densho-1001-25-28) -
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ddr-densho-1001-25-4 (Legacy UID: denshovh-kfrank-02-0004)

Father's arrest by the FBI following the bombing of Pearl Harbor

00:04:16 — Segment 4 of 28

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April 14, 2007

Bainbridge Island Japanese American Community Collection

Bainbridge Island Japanese American Community Collection

Courtesy of the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Community

ddr-densho-1001-25

Frank Kitamoto

Frank Kitamoto Interview

02:02:23 — 28 segments

April 14, 2007

Bainbridge Island, Washington

Sansei male. Born 1939 in Bainbridge Island, Washington. Incarcerated with parents at Manzanar concentration camp, California, and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Returned to Bainbridge Island after end of World War II. President of the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Community (BIJAC), a community organization dedicated to the preservation of Japanese American history on Bainbridge Island.

John DeChadenedes, interviewer; Don Sellers, videographer

Bainbridge Island Japanese American Community Collection

Courtesy of the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Community

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