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Preserving California's Japantowns Collection
Title: Kiyo Nikaido Morimoto Interview
Narrator: Kiyo Nikaido Morimoto
Interviewers: Jill Shiraki (primary); Tom Ikeda (secondary)
Location: Sacramento, California
Date: December 9, 2009
Densho ID: denshovh-mkiyo-01-0018

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TI: Okay. So going back to Amache, you have a newborn. Tell me what it was like having a newborn at Amache in terms of, how would you do diapers and wash those diapers and feed the baby? What was all that like?

KM: Oh, yeah. Diapers, yeah, they gave us diapers, so we had a laundry room, so went to wash, wash the diapers, I remember. I hung 'em up, we had to hang 'em up. But they gave us milk and things for the baby.

TI: Now, do you recall, were there very many other young mothers or mothers with newborn children?

KM: I had one same time as Kawamura, Walnut Grove. But she passed away, but then she was a Kawamura. And we had the baby same time in Amache.

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