Densho Digital Archive
Japanese American Film Preservation Project Collection
Title: Eiichi Edward Sakauye Interview I
Narrator: Eiichi Edward Sakauye
Interviewer: Wendy Hanamura
Location: San Jose, California
Date: May 14, 2005
Densho ID: denshovh-seiichi-02-0017

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ES: This a trek to Heart Mountain forest, and going up to the forest, see where the lumber's harvested, brought down to use for the camp use, and also for the high school, woodwork shop. It's a little river running down from the forest. These are camp leaders. I had to take these pictures, that's why I'm not included in there.

WH: What's the net...

ES: Catch butterflies, I think, there are some nature study people.

This is one of the parades that the Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Campfire Girls coming to the administrative building. This is Mr. and Mrs. Naku, farewell to Heart Mountain. He and Mrs. Naku is a very busy person, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts. So they're going to meet them there at the bus station down at the foot of the hill.

WH: Where were they going?

ES: They relocated for some position, I do not know. But I met Mr. and Mrs. Naku in Montebello, Los Angeles, after they returned, and told them our experience together, and they had very vivid memories of what happened in Heart Mountain. Of course, they're both gone now.

WH: Who's that?

ES: Mr. Naku, scout leader. There's a Girl Scout leader, helper, and there's Mr. and Mrs. Naku. The leader of the band is James Akiya, he lives out in Sunnyvale. It's farewell to Mr. and Mrs. Naku. Here after they bid them farewell at the station, now they're trekking up the hill. It's hard to see the camp from below, but you got to climb up the hill, and then you see the camp.

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