Densho Digital Archive
Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre Collection
Title: Kimi Wakabayashi Interview
Narrator: Kimi Wakabayashi
Interviewer: Peter Wakayama
Location: Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Date: January 10, 2005
Densho ID: denshovh-wkim-01-0008

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PW: Now, I understand you and your husband contributed -- and your family -- contributed a lot to the city. And what did the city do to recognize your contribution to the city? What did they do?

KW: Well, they just named the Wakabayashi, they Crescent, Wakabayashi Crescent, yeah, the Wakabayashi Way. Yeah, that's very nice.

PW: That was, that's their recognition of the contribution that your family did to the, to the city. And what do you do right now?

KW: Right now? I'm not much doing. Just most time watch TV and sit down. And doing cross-stitch or sewing or something like that, knitting, you know. Not much doing.

PW: How do you feel after over ninety years, now, you're healthy and you're, you travel a lot still, and you had your great-great grandchildren, how do you feel about having, coming to Canada?

KW: Well, I'm... what you say? [Laughs] Very lucky, I'm very lucky, I think. And long good time I had. So I don't know what to say.

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