Emi Yamamoto Interview Segment 1

Parents' family background (ddr-densho-1015-6-1) - 00:02:01
Parents' early life in the United States (ddr-densho-1015-6-2) - 00:03:12
Attending grammar school, Japanese language school (ddr-densho-1015-6-3) - 00:03:34
Helping on family's farm: learning how to drive and hauling berries for shipping (ddr-densho-1015-6-4) - 00:03:59
Having to move frequently as parents farmed strawberries (ddr-densho-1015-6-5) - 00:02:50
Moving to Watsonville and attending school, studying Japanese independently (ddr-densho-1015-6-6) - 00:04:13
Celebrating New Year's (ddr-densho-1015-6-7) - 00:04:37
Having to quit high school and help on family farm (ddr-densho-1015-6-8) - 00:01:17
Father's farming strawberries as part of a shared acreage (ddr-densho-1015-6-9) - 00:05:07
A typical day working on family's farm (ddr-densho-1015-6-10) - 00:05:22
Hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor (ddr-densho-1015-6-11) - 00:04:06
Getting married: restrictions limit the number of people who could attend the wedding (ddr-densho-1015-6-12) - 00:04:09
Mother-in-law's wish to take family to Japan (ddr-densho-1015-6-13) - 00:05:31
Memories of the Salinas Assembly Center: having appendicitis (ddr-densho-1015-6-14) - 00:03:54
Being sent to Tule Lake (ddr-densho-1015-6-15) - 00:03:43
Remembering when Tule Lake became a "segregation camp" (ddr-densho-1015-6-16) - 00:03:24
Moving to Fresno after leaving camp (ddr-densho-1015-6-17) - 00:02:32
Working for a strawberry company in San Jose (ddr-densho-1015-6-18) - 00:01:18
Returning to Watsonville (ddr-densho-1015-6-19) - 00:05:25
Raising children (ddr-densho-1015-6-20) - 00:05:33
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Parents' family background

00:02:01 — Segment 1 of 20

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July 30, 2008

Watsonville - Santa Cruz JACL Collection

Watsonville - Santa Cruz JACL Collection


Emi Yamamoto

Emi Yamamoto Interview

01:15:47 — 20 segments

July 30, 2008

Watsonville, California

Nisei female. Born October 3, 1919, in Fresno, California. Grew up in Watsonville, California, helping on family's strawberry farm. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, was removed to the Salinas Assembly Center and the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. After World War II, returned to Watsonville.

Megan Asaka, interviewer; Dana Hoshide, videographer

Watsonville - Santa Cruz JACL Collection

Courtesy of Watsonville - Santa Cruz JACL Collection