Narrators

Narrators are the interview subjects of oral histories contained in the Densho Digital Repository. Our interviewees, or narrators, share their life histories to preserve history, educate the public, and promote tolerance. We urge our users to approach these materials in the same spirit.

987 narrators

Mary Nakata Tomita

Nisei female. Born August 6, 1931, in Alameda, California. Had a twin sister, and as an infant was adopted by mother's cousin and her husband. …

John Tomita

Nisei male. Born August 20, 1920, in Isleton, California. Grew up in Isleton where father operated a restaurant. Attended college and studied engineering before World …

Taylor Tomita

Nisei male. Born February 17, 1922, in Odell, Oregon. Grew up in Odell, where parent ran a farm. During World War II, removed to the …

Min Tonai

Nisei male. Born February 6, 1929, in San Pedro, California. Grew up on Terminal Island, California, where father ran several successful stores. During World War …

Ben Y. Tonooka

Nisei male. Born July 17, 1924, in Fowler, California. At an early age, moved with family to Fresno, California. During World War II, removed to …

Minoru "Min" Tsubota

Nisei male. Born December 1, 1918, in Kent, Washington. Became interested in music in junior high school, and played in various music groups. Upon graduating …

Kiwamu "Kiyo" Tsuchida

Nisei male. Born February 2, 1923, in Auburn, Washington. Grew up in Auburn, where father worked for the Great Northern Railroad and the family also …

Helen Tanigawa Tsuchiya

Nisei female. Born December 25, 1924, in Selma, California. Grew up in Parlier, Californa, where family worked on a farm. After the bombing of Pearl …

Fumino Tsuchiya-Knox

Sansei female. Born February 20, 1945, at the Manzanar concentration camp, California. Prior to the war, her father, an Issei, was a curator at the …

Amy Tsugawa

Nisei female. Born and raised in Hawaii. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, father was arrested by the FBI. The rest of the family was …

George Tsugawa

Nisei male. Born June 20, 1921, in Everett, Washington. Grew up primarily in Hillsboro, Oregon, where family ran a produce business and farm. During World …

Jim Tsugawa

Nisei male. Born June 15, 1932, in Hillsboro, Oregon. Grew up in Hillsboro, where parents ran a produce business and farm. During World War II, …

Jim Tsujimura

Nisei male. Born February 10, 1931, in Westport, Oregon. Grew up in Portland, Oregon. During World War II, removed to the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. …

Ted Tsukiyama

Nisei male. Born December 13, 1920, in Honolulu, Hawaii. During World War II, was a member of the Varsity Victory Volunteers, then served with the …

Paul Tsuneishi

Nisei male, born April 16, 1923. Incarcerated at Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming, and was drafted into the military at age eighteen. After World War …

Rose Ito Tsunekawa

Nisei female. Born July 9, 1930, in Salinas, California. Grew up in Salinas, where father ran a successful farm. In 1941, moved with family to …

Ayako Tsurutani

Nisei female. Born May 6, 1913, in San Francisco, California. Grew up in San Francisco, and was married before World War II. During the war, …

Ayame Tsutakawa

Kibei female. Born May 23, 1924, in the Hollywood area of Los Angeles, California. Sent to Japan to live with a relative when thirteen months …

Ed Tsutakawa

Nisei male. Born May 15, 1921, in Seattle, Washington. Spent much of childhood in Japan, returning to the U.S. at the age of fifteen. Began …

Mayumi Tsutakawa

Sansei female, born 1949. Daughter of Ayame and George Tsutakawa.

Kenzan Tsutakawa-Chinn

Yonsei male, born 1980. Grandson of Ayame and George Tsutakawa.

Yayoi Tsutakawa-Chinn

Yonsei female, born 1986. Granddaughter of Ayame and George Tsutakawa.

George Uchida

Nisei male, born March 14, 1929, in Florin California. Grew up in Florin, where parents ran a farm. Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed …

Leo Uchida

Nisei male, born June 15, 1926, in Florin California. Grew up in Florin, where parents ran a farm. Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed …
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