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Tom Matsuoka Interview (ddr-densho-1000-47)
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Kibei male. Born August 1, 1903, in Sprecklesville, Maui, Hawaii. Taken to Japan in 1905 and raised by grandparents. Returned to the United States in 1919, joining father at Barneston sawmill in Washington. Married and farmed in Bellevue, Washington. Founded Bellevue Seinenkai and managed the Bellevue Vegetable Growers Association prior to World War II. Was picked …
Work-leave crew (ddr-densho-5-8)
img Work-leave crew (ddr-densho-5-8)
Japanese Americans harvesting sugar beets on the Lundeen farm. The Tom Matsuoka family relocated permanently to Montana. Other workers were from Tule Lake concentration camp who received permission to leave during the sugar beet harvest. Front (left to right): Ray Marks, Gus Lundeen, and John Matsuzawa. Back: Rulee Matsuoka (child on far left), unidentified, Itaro Ito, …
T. Matsuoka Collection (ddr-densho-78)
Collection T. Matsuoka Collection (ddr-densho-78)
The T. Matsuoka collection consists of two photographs from the personal collection of Tom Matsuoka, who was interviewed by Densho in 1998.
Father and children in front of car (ddr-densho-78-2)
img Father and children in front of car (ddr-densho-78-2)
Tom Matsuoka and two of his children stand in front of the Bellevue Vegetable Growers' Association building.
Tom Matsuoka Segment 22 (ddr-densho-1000-47-22)
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Being picked up by the FBI and detained by the INS after the bombing of Pearl Harbor
Tom Matsuoka Segment 17 (ddr-densho-1000-47-17)
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Changes in farming business lead to the establishment of the Bellevue Vegetable Growers Association
Tom Matsuoka Segment 25 (ddr-densho-1000-47-25)
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Joining family at the Pinedale Assembly Center, California: "So doggone hot..."
Tom Matsuoka Segment 16 (ddr-densho-1000-47-16)
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Establishing the Seinenkai and the Kokaido, the Japanese Community Hall