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Title: Mutsu Homma Interview
Narrator: Mutsu Homma
Interviewers: Dee Goto (primary), Becky Fukuda (secondary)
Location: Seattle, Washington
Date: August 27, 1997
Densho ID: denshovh-hmutsu-01-0008

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MH: After they built that church, my father resigned from the church and then went to Korea by the Mantetsu, Mantetsu company. Mantetsu is a railroad company. And then we went to Korea and saw -- they called saw, but that time [Inaudible] all the Mantetsu group was together.

DG: And then after Korea, then you came back to southern Japan then because Hiroshima and Yamaguchi are in southern.

MH: No, came back to Morioka again.

DG: Oh, in northern Japan.

MH: The ojiisan, obaasan, because Father wanted help YMCA and then he went to Russia.

DG: So he traveled quite a bit.

MH: Yeah. He went to Russia so I went to Mother and children went to Grandmother's place, Morioka.

DG: Okay, so when he came to America so see what the Christian world was like and he came to Los Angeles? Is that where?

MH: Garden Grove first. After that, Morioka, we went to the Tokyo grade school, finished grade school. And then Tokyo earthquake in 1923, one month before my father have to go to Kure, that's what he said, and then...

DG: That's in Hiroshima?

MH: Yes.

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