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-02-0003

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ES: This scene will show you one of the football field made into an ice-skating rink. The entire area is leveled and filled with water, and it freezes. And here we're skating on top. These ice skates were bought from nearby stores and as far away as Billings, Montana. This is part of the recreation program. We tried to keep all the boys and girls occupied and something to do every day. I took part in the community activities because behind barbed wire fence, unless some leaders get together and promote these programs, there'll be a very dull day in camp. We are very active in seeing the older people as well as youngsters have some activities in the camp. There were other activities such as baseball, swimming. That's Mr. Mori of Santa Clara, he is demonstrating for me when he falls.

WH: How old were you when you shot this film?

ES: I believe I was, oh, about thirty-three years old.

This is the activities of the high school. The lumber is harvested in the camp's forest, and they're cut and turned to the high school kids to make furniture.

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