Densho Digital Archive
Oregon Nikkei Endowment Collection
Title: Kaz Kinoshita Interview
Narrator: Kaz Kinoshita
Interviewer: Masako Hinatsu
Location: Gresham, Oregon
Date: March 20, 2003
Densho ID: denshovh-kkaz-01-0003

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MH: Where did you go to grade school?

KK: I started Gresham grade school 1920 and then I --

MH: And then you went to what high school?

KK: I was going to Gresham High School.

MH: Were your friends mostly Caucasian or were they Japanese Americans?

KK: Well, Japanese American.

MH: What do you remember or do you remember any racial prejudice while you were going to school?

KK: No.

MH: Have you kept up with any of your classmates?

KK: I have one.

MH: You talked about a teacher that you have seen for a long time. What was her name?

KK: Ella Pfeiffer. She was in Alexandria, Virginia.

MH: She lived in Virginia, and did you go to see her in Virginia?

KK: Every time I went to see my daughter back east, we took her to dinner, lunch. We only had lunch together.

MH: So whenever you went back to see your daughter, you also saw Miss Pfeiffer.

KK: Yeah.

MH: Is she still living?

KK: Huh?

MH: Is she still --

KK: No. She passed away several years -- fairly recent.

MH: When you were going to high school or you are high school age, did you date? Did you go on a date?

KK: No.

MH: What did you do, you know? If you didn't go on a date, did you play ball or what did you do for recreation?

KK: I had to go home and work.

MH: You worked. So you worked on the farm with your dad?

KK: Uh-huh.

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