Mas Hashimoto Interview Segment 1

Father's family background (ddr-densho-1015-7-1) - 00:04:58
Father's immigration to Hawaii (ddr-densho-1015-7-2) - 00:02:15
Mother's family background (ddr-densho-1015-7-3) - 00:05:10
Parents' prewar sake brewery (ddr-densho-1015-7-4) - 00:06:34
Childhood memories of father's passing (ddr-densho-1015-7-5) - 00:02:21
Older brothers sent to Japan as children (ddr-densho-1015-7-6) - 00:02:01
Relationships between ethnic groups in Watsonville (ddr-densho-1015-7-7) - 00:04:14
The prewar Japanese American community in Watsonville, California (ddr-densho-1015-7-8) - 00:07:49
The Chinese American community in Watsonville, prewar (ddr-densho-1015-7-9) - 00:03:03
Father's role in Japanese American community associations (ddr-densho-1015-7-10) - 00:06:00
Receiving support from non-Japanese Americans in the community (ddr-densho-1015-7-11) - 00:02:30
Memories of elementary school (ddr-densho-1015-7-12) - 00:03:46
Description of older brothers (ddr-densho-1015-7-13) - 00:07:24
A child's memories of the bombing of Pearl Harbor (ddr-densho-1015-7-14) - 00:04:14
Preparing for mass removal (ddr-densho-1015-7-15) - 00:04:33
Living conditions at the Salinas Assembly Center (ddr-densho-1015-7-16) - 00:04:31
A tragic accident: older brother dies in camp (ddr-densho-1015-7-17) - 00:03:58
Moving to Poston, Arizona (ddr-densho-1015-7-18) - 00:03:00
The history of the Poston concentration camp, Arizona (ddr-densho-1015-7-19) - 00:06:43
Elementary education in Poston (ddr-densho-1015-7-20) - 00:03:51
Having a pet dog in camp (ddr-densho-1015-7-21) - 00:01:50
Celebrating ninth birthday in camp (ddr-densho-1015-7-22) - 00:03:21
Dealing with lack of money in camp (ddr-densho-1015-7-23) - 00:06:41
The effects of the so-called "loyalty questionnaire" (ddr-densho-1015-7-24) - 00:05:23
Returning to home in Watsonville (ddr-densho-1015-7-25) - 00:03:39
Families try to rebuild their lives after World War II (ddr-densho-1015-7-26) - 00:04:31
Mixed reactions from community members upon return of Japanese Americans (ddr-densho-1015-7-27) - 00:05:43
Rebuilding of the Japanese American community postwar (ddr-densho-1015-7-28) - 00:03:10
Adjusting to schooling after camp (ddr-densho-1015-7-29) - 00:06:43
Deciding to become a teacher as a way of saying thank you (ddr-densho-1015-7-30) - 00:04:46
Teaching about the Japanese American wartime experience (ddr-densho-1015-7-31) - 00:04:30
Helping to organize a special graduation ceremony for those whose education was disrupted by World War II (ddr-densho-1015-7-32) - 00:04:23
Looking back on World War II experience (ddr-densho-1015-7-33) - 00:05:02
Staging a reenactment of the mass removal of Japanese Americans from Watsonville (ddr-densho-1015-7-34) - 00:02:30
Reflections; getting married (ddr-densho-1015-7-35) - 00:04:17
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Father's family background

00:04:58 — Segment 1 of 35

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July 30, 2008

Watsonville - Santa Cruz JACL Collection

Watsonville - Santa Cruz JACL Collection


Mas Hashimoto

Mas Hashimoto Interview

02:35:24 — 35 segments

July 30, 2008

Watsonville, California

Nisei male. Born September 15, 1935, in Watsonville, California. Grew up in Watsonville before being removed to the Salinas Assembly Center, California, and the Poston concentration camp, Arizona. Following World War II, returned with family to Watsonville and finished school. Became a teacher of U.S. History at Watsonville High School.

Tom Ikeda, interviewer; Dana Hoshide, videographer

Watsonville - Santa Cruz JACL Collection