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Watsonville - Santa Cruz JACL Collection
Title: Eiko Nishihara - Yoshiko Nishihara Interview
Narrators: Eiko Nishihara and Yoshiko Nishihara
Interviewer: Tom Ikeda
Location: Watsonville, California
Date: November 19, 2008
Densho ID: denshovh-neiko_g-01-0001

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TI: So today is Wednesday, November 19, 2008, and we're in Watsonville at Kizuka Hall. And on camera, this is Dana Hoshide, and then my name is Tom Ikeda. And so it's going to be a fun afternoon, we have both of you here. And so let me start by just asking your names and when you were born. So I'll start with Eiko first. So why don't you tell me your full name given at birth and when you were born.

EN: My name is Eiko Nishihara, I was born in Watsonville on June the 4th, 1926.

TI: And what was your given name when you were born?

EN: Eiko Hirahara.

TI: Eiko Hirahara. And let me now ask Yoshiko, same question, your name and when you were born?

YN: My name is Yoshiko Nishihara, and I was born August 17, 1927.

TI: And where were you born?

YN: In Watsonville.

TI: And do you remember, were both of you born at a hospital or at your house? Where were you born?

EN: Midwife, I think, in Watsonville.

TI: And by any chance, do you know the name of the midwife that delivered?

EN: Mrs. Matsuoka.

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