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Title: Akiko Kurose Interview II
Narrator: Akiko Kurose
Interviewer: Alice Ito
Location: Seattle, Washington
Date: December 2 & 3, 1997
Densho ID: denshovh-kakiko-02-0002

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AK: -- but the people would have of my dad was, "Mr. Kato tells everyone where the mushrooms are." And my dad says, "It belongs to everybody, it doesn't matter." So my mom and dad said, "Oh, let's go there." So many times people want to keep it a secret, "That's our secret place." It's a strange thing, that mushroom thing was... people would not like to tell you where they got it. [Laughs]

AI: Well, did you go out mushroom hunting with your dad?

AK: But I didn't, because I could not stand the smell of mushrooms. I said, "I'm not going to eat mushrooms all the time." And now I love it. [Laughs] That's like miso shiru. I couldn't stand miso shiru, we had to drink it all the time, so healthy. Then when I got married I had to be a good daughter-in-law and drink miso shiru. [Laughs] Now I like it.

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