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Title: Mitsu Fukui Interview
Narrator: Mitsu Fukui
Interviewer: Alice Ito
Location: Seattle, Washington
Date: December 18 & 19, 2002
Densho ID: denshovh-fmitsu-01-0002

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AI: And then when, when were you born?

MF: I was born here in a Japanese doctor's home. His name was Dr. Sato. And that was right across the street from Providence Hospital on 500th block, I think. I don't know where that other -- I knew it was 500 block, but it's the street... well, anyways, across the street from Providence. That's all I can remember. It was a doctor's home. Dr. Sato.

AI: And what was your birth date?

MF: September 21, 1911.

AI: So, then, at that time, what were your parents doing? What was their business?

MF: My mother wasn't working but my father was working at Oriental Trading Company on Fifth Avenue between Main and Washington, I think, somewhere around there.

AI: And you were the first child --

MF: Yeah.

AI: -- for them. So, then you also had a sister born a couple of years later.

MF: Yes. She passed on two years ago.

AI: And what was her name?

MF: Toshiko.

AI: And then you had three brothers?

MF: Three brothers: Kiyoshi, Makoto, and Yutaka. They were Japanese names.

AI: Did they have other names, also?

MF: They had -- my first name, brother was George, Frank and Henry.

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