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-02-0008

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ES: The first year that, was very few flowers. This is my father's and my flower garden. I ordered the seeds from Montgomery-Ward, and had planted them. And some of the flowers were used for services. On the right is my dad -- on the left is my dad, now, on the right is Norm Mineta's father. This is my dad down in the neighborhood, youngsters as well as my mother and my barrack. We were the only ones that grew flowers. The second year, there were a lot of flowers and a lot of vegetables throughout the camp. We had a little nature study, bumblebees started to gather, the butterflies start to come, and these little youngsters were very tickled to come here and see these little insects. Those are nasturtium in the foreground. That's California poppies. There's some marigolds, some asters, some zinnias, snapdragon.

WH: Those bumblebees and butterflies the kids saw, were they the first ones that the kids had ever seen?

ES: Yes. Bumblebees were the first ones, then you got the honeybees, but they were too far and few between.

This is sunset at Heart Mountain.

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