Densho Digital Archive
Manzanar National Historic Site Collection
Title: Rokuro Kurihara Interview
Narrator: Rokuro Kurihara
Interviewer: Richard Potashin
Location: Glendale, California
Date: May 10, 2010
Densho ID: denshovh-krokuro-01-0005

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RP: So you took the buses all the way up to Manzanar?

RK: Yeah.

RP: No train?

RK: No train. Yeah, it was all buses.

RP: And you were, you were assigned to Block 6.

RK: Yeah.

RP: You were one of the earliest groups to, to go.

RK: But we weren't the earliest because after the war, right beginning of the war, they were already talking about relocation. So a lot of people volunteered to go to Manzanar.

RP: They started from (Santa Anita).

RK: Yeah, that's right. Yeah. What I remember, what I remember about that bus trip... you know where Olancha is? You know where the trees are? That's where we stopped. The whole line of buses. Sort of a fun time. [Laughs]

RP: Was that a, was that a bathroom break stop or...

RK: More or less, yeah.

RP: That was the only stop you made all the way from Burbank to Manzanar?

RK: Yeah, if I remember, that was the only stop. Yeah.

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