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Title: Frank S. Fujii Interview
Narrator: Frank S. Fujii
Interviewers: Larry Hashima (primary), Beth Kawahara (secondary)
Location: Seattle, Washington
Date: September 3 and 5, 1997
Densho ID: denshovh-ffrank-01-0021

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LH: So where did your -- you mentioned Chicago -- I mean, what, for what reasons did your siblings choose Chicago?

FF: I think they heard a lot of people going there and that was the main thing. I think it was mouth to mouth from some of the California friends, as well as some Northwesterners who went out there and there was sort of a small contingency of Northwest people. And so mouth to mouth, they kind of felt, hey if that's okay, they got someone to socialize and get acquainted with the city. And that was okay. But of course I, I didn't communicate -- I had enough of my teenage needs to deal with. But they had their life to lead. And they started to come back in the late '40s, I think. It was... I think the home ground is something they can't forget. So when they came back -- Kinko came back, and then Daibo came back, and Rinko came back. But Fudge and June stayed. And so you can't beat the roots, I guess, of Seattle. I think we all still cherish this town, and I still do. And I'm glad that we kind of got together. We're the home base -- although like I said there's two in Chicago, but one left for Vegas and one's still there in Chicago. But Chicago's not the kind of town that I would -- I went to school there -- but too hot, too cold, too big and I was too poor, and it's tough when you have to deal with that. But I had some good memories of going to art school, and my buddy and surviving.

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