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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-01-0004

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MH: So after the war, I mean not after the war but after you graduated from high school, you worked on the farm, and what did you do?

KK: Had to take over the management.

MH: Did you go with your dad to sell the produce?

KK: First I did.

MH: What did they raise, or what did you raise?

KK: Vegetables, carrots, cauliflower, strawberries, blackberries.


MH: Who harvested the produce?

KK: We had to hire.

MH: You hired people. Who did the hiring?

KK: Dad did the hiring.

MH: Your dad did the hiring. Did you own the land?

KK: No. We bought the land after the lease expired.

MH: You bought the land, and when did you buy the land?

KK: 1930...

MH: '38?

KK: Yeah, '38.

MH: And was it bought in your name or your dad's name or what?

KK: In my name.

MH: How come in your name and not in your dad's name?

KK: Well, he's an alien, couldn't own land at the time.

MH: All right. What did you think of that, that your dad couldn't own the land? Did you think that was right?

KK: No, that was wrong.

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