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Japanese Industrial Association in Brawley, California (ddr-densho-242-27)
img Japanese Industrial Association in Brawley, California (ddr-densho-242-27)
Caption by Ike Hatchimonji: "Japanese Industrial Association Brawley, Calif. Probably 1928-30. Kumezo Hatchimonji - extreme right with hand on boy."
Kikue Isobe Interview (ddr-densho-400-9)
av Kikue Isobe Interview (ddr-densho-400-9)
Kikue Isobe was born on September 25, 1920, in Brawley, California. She was one of three children to Fukuichi and Sei Nishimoto. Her father was a foreman for a cantaloupe and honeydew grower in Brawley. Kikue grew up mainly in Brawley. When the war broke out she and her family were relocated to the Poston concentration …
Iwao Peter Sano Interview (ddr-jamsj-2-9)
vh Iwao Peter Sano Interview (ddr-jamsj-2-9)
Nisei male. Born June 9, 1924, in Brawley, California. Grew up in Brawley until the age of eleven, when family decided to send him to Japan to be adopted by an uncle and aunt. Attended school in Japan and was conscripted into the Japanese military. After Japan surrendered, was captured as a prisoner of war and …
Imperial Valley Postcard (ddr-densho-357-198)
img Imperial Valley Postcard (ddr-densho-357-198)
This postcard, a road through rocky mountainous terrain, was published by Leo Hetzel, a prominent local photographer. Caption: "Mountain Springs Grade, Imperial County, Imp 9, Publ. by Hetzel."
Japanese Industrial Association parade (ddr-densho-242-10)
img Japanese Industrial Association parade (ddr-densho-242-10)
Caption by Ike Hatchimonji: "Brawley, Calif. - probably mid 1920s. Japanese Industrial Association in parade."
Japanese Americans greet a visitor from Japan (ddr-densho-242-32)
img Japanese Americans greet a visitor from Japan (ddr-densho-242-32)
Caption by Ike Hatchimonji: "Brawley, Calif. Imperial Valley. Around 1930-32. A group of local Japanese greet a visitor from Japan. Kumezo Hatchimonji is 3rd from the left, rear row. 'Mayor' Kenny Iwata (just an honorary title) in front holding a hat. Other are unidentified."
Dave T. Maruya Interview (ddr-densho-1000-403)
vh Dave T. Maruya Interview (ddr-densho-1000-403)
Nisei male. Born May 25, 1920, in Brawley, California. Grew up in Brawley where parents ran a farm. During World War II, removed to the Poston concentration camp, Arizona. After leaving camp, drafted into the army, and served with the Military Intelligence Service in Japan and Korea. After discharge, returned to California.

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Yoshimi Hasui Watada Interview (ddr-manz-1-31)
vh Yoshimi Hasui Watada Interview (ddr-manz-1-31)
Nisei female. Born August 23, 1935, in Brawley, California. Grew up in the town of Niland, California. Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, moved along with family and a group of other Japanese American families to Boise City, Oklahoma. After living there for about six months, moved to Rocky Ford, Colorado.

Narrator Dave T. Maruya

Nisei male. Born May 25, 1920, in Brawley, California. Grew up in Brawley where parents ran a farm. During World War II, removed to the Poston concentration camp, Arizona. After leaving camp, drafted into the army, and served with the Military Intelligence Service in Japan and Korea. After discharge, returned to California.

Narrator Iwao Peter Sano

Nisei male. Born June 9, 1924, in Brawley, California. Grew up in Brawley until the age of eleven, when family decided to send him to Japan to be adopted by an uncle and aunt. Attended school in Japan and was conscripted into the Japanese military. After Japan surrendered, was captured as a prisoner of war and …

Narrator Yoshimi Hasui Watada

Nisei female. Born August 23, 1935, in Brawley, California. Grew up in the town of Niland, California. Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, moved along with family and a group of other Japanese American families to Boise City, Oklahoma. After living there for about six months, moved to Rocky Ford, Colorado.

Narrator Minoru Tajii

Nisei male. Born February 23, 1924, in Brawley, California. Grew up in El Centro, California, where parents ran a farm. During World War II, was removed to the Poston concentration camp, Arizona. Family signed "no-no" on the so-called "loyalty questionnaire" and transferred to the Crystal City internment camp, Texas, then to Japan. Lived and worked in …
Minoru Tajii Interview (ddr-densho-1000-394)
vh Minoru Tajii Interview (ddr-densho-1000-394)
Nisei male. Born February 23, 1924, in Brawley, California. Grew up in El Centro, California, where parents ran a farm. During World War II, was removed to the Poston concentration camp, Arizona. Family signed "no-no" on the so-called "loyalty questionnaire" and transferred to the Crystal City internment camp, Texas, then to Japan. Lived and worked in …

Narrator Kenji Suematsu

Nisei male. Born April 29, 1934, in Brawley, California. Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Father was arrested by the FBI and mother had a nervous breakdown. Kenji and his sister were sent to stay at the Shonien orphanage in Los Angeles. During mass removal, taken to Manzanar with other orphans and placed in the Manzanar …
Kenji Suematsu Interview (ddr-densho-1003-11)
vh Kenji Suematsu Interview (ddr-densho-1003-11)
Nisei male. Born April 29, 1934, in Brawley, California. Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Father was arrested by the FBI and mother had a nervous breakdown. Kenji and his sister were sent to stay at the Shonien orphanage in Los Angeles. During mass removal, taken to Manzanar with other orphans and placed in the Manzanar …
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