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Art Ishida Interview (ddr-densho-1000-363)
vh Art Ishida Interview (ddr-densho-1000-363)
Nisei male. Born June 2, 1921, in Fresno, California. Grew up in the Gardena area of Los Angeles, California, before moving to Japan with parents in 1929 and returning to California in the 1930s. During World War II, removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Jerome concentration camp, Arkansas. Gave a qualified answer …
Ed Tsutakawa Interview (ddr-densho-1000-196)
vh Ed Tsutakawa Interview (ddr-densho-1000-196)
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 attending the University of Washington before being removed to Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Created a series of art pieces depicting camp life. Moved to Spokane, Washington, …
May Y. Namba Interview (ddr-densho-1000-171)
vh May Y. Namba Interview (ddr-densho-1000-171)
Nisei female. Born May 12, 1922, in Seattle, Washington. Spent brief time in Japan as a young child, then returned to Seattle. Worked as a clerk in the Seattle School District until the onset of World War II, then was forced to resign under pressure from parent groups. Removed with family to Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, …
Ted Hachiya Interview (ddr-one-7-9)
vh Ted Hachiya Interview (ddr-one-7-9)
Nisei male. Born June 23, 1921. Grew up in Portland, Oregon. After Japan bombed Pearl Harbor, received a permit to remain in Portland during mass removal to translate for father in the hospital. Rejoined family and went to the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, returned to Portland.

(This material is based upon work assisted …

Lury Sato Interview (ddr-one-7-6)
vh Lury Sato Interview (ddr-one-7-6)
Nisei female. Born January 25, 1915, in Montavilla, Oregon. Grew up in Portland and attended college before World War II. During the war, removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Left camp with husband and lived in New York and Washington, D.C. Eventually returned to Portland.

(This material is based …

Dorothy H. Sato Interview (ddr-one-7-50)
vh Dorothy H. Sato Interview (ddr-one-7-50)
Nisei female. Born May 24, 1923, in Carlisle, Washington. Grew up in Seattle, Washington, where parents ran a hotel. During World War II, removed to the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, lived for a time in Chicago, Illinois, before returning to Oregon.

(This material is based upon work …

Emiko Namba Kikkawa Interview (ddr-one-7-58)
vh Emiko Namba Kikkawa Interview (ddr-one-7-58)
Nisei female. Born January 4, 1919, in Portland, Oregon. Grew up in Fairview, Oregon, where family ran a farm. Married and had a child before World War II. During the war, removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, returned to Fairview.

(This material is based upon work …

Ed Fujii Interview (ddr-one-7-16)
vh Ed Fujii Interview (ddr-one-7-16)
Nisei male. Born 1923 in Gresham, Oregon. Grew up in the Gresham/Troutdale area where parents ran a farm. During World War II, removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, attended college briefly in Utah before returning home to Gresham.

(This material is based upon work assisted by …

Kena Gimba Interview (ddr-one-7-2)
vh Kena Gimba Interview (ddr-one-7-2)
Nisei female. Born May 22, 1914, in Milwaukie, Oregon. Married before the bombing of Pearl Harbor and had two children. During World War II, removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, returned to Milwaukie where husband started a laundry business.

(This material is based upon work assisted …

Mabel Shoji Boggs Interview (ddr-one-7-14)
vh Mabel Shoji Boggs Interview (ddr-one-7-14)
Nisei female. Born August 3, 1920, in Portland, Oregon. Lost father at an early age, and mother and siblings set up a family farm and greenhouse business. During World War II, removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, returned to Oregon.

(This material is based upon work …

Henry Sakamoto Interview (ddr-one-7-33)
vh Henry Sakamoto Interview (ddr-one-7-33)
Nisei male. Born January 27, 1927, in Portland, Oregon. Grew up in Portland where parents ran a hotel business. During World War II, removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, attended college in Cleveland, Ohio, before eventually returning to Portland.

(This material is based upon work assisted …

Yoichi
vh Yoichi "Cannon" Kitayama Interview (ddr-one-7-46)
Nisei male. Born November 24, 1928, in Portland, Oregon. Grew up in Portland, where parents ran a hotel. During World War II, removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, joined the military and served in Japan. Eventually returned to Portland.

(This material is based upon work assisted …

Ruth Sasaki Interview (ddr-one-7-64)
vh Ruth Sasaki Interview (ddr-one-7-64)
Nisei female. Born April 6, 1929, in the Dalles, Oregon. Grew up in the Gresham-Troutdale area of Oregon, where parents ran a farm. During World War II, removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, married and raised a family in Ontario, Oregon.

(This material is based upon …

Mary Iwasaki Interview (ddr-one-7-53)
vh Mary Iwasaki Interview (ddr-one-7-53)
Nisei female. Born November 16, 1923, in Portland, Oregon. Grew up in Portland, where parents ran a hotel business. During World War II, was removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Left camp to attend college in Ohio, and eventually returned to Portland.

(This material is based upon work assisted …

Sally Sudo Interview (ddr-densho-1014-13)
vh Sally Sudo Interview (ddr-densho-1014-13)
Nisei female. Born December 1, 1935, in Seattle, Washington. During World War II, removed with family to the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, resettled in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Spent many years raising a family and teaching in Japan before eventually returning to Minnesota.

(This material is based upon work …

Asano Terao Interview II Segment 13 (ddr-densho-1000-109-13)
vh Asano Terao Interview II Segment 13 (ddr-densho-1000-109-13)
Obtaining a permit to travel to visit Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho (Japanese language)

This interview was conducted in Japanese and was translated so as to convey Mrs. Terao's way of speaking as closely as possible. For example, there are instances in which she makes some grammatical errors. These mistakes are conveyed through similar grammatical errors in …

Betty Fumiye Ito Interview (ddr-densho-1000-189)
vh Betty Fumiye Ito Interview (ddr-densho-1000-189)
Nisei female. Born April 29, 1918, in Seattle, Washington, and spent childhood in Medina and Bellevue, Washington. While in high school was a member of the Bellevue Strawberry Festival's Queen's Court. In 1939 married Kenji Ito, a prominent Japanese American lawyer who practiced in Seattle. Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, recounts her experiences as her …
Y. Tazuma Collection (ddr-densho-24)
Collection Y. Tazuma Collection (ddr-densho-24)
The Y. Tazuma collection focuses on the Tazuma family, owners of a store in Seattle's Nihonmachi, or Japantown. This collection contains photographs of the family, their store, and a photograph of the family at the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho.
Shosuke Sasaki Interview (ddr-densho-1000-78)
vh Shosuke Sasaki Interview (ddr-densho-1000-78)
Issei male. Born March 26, 1912, in Yamaguchi ken, Japan. Immigrated to United States in 1919. Lived in Pomeroy, Washington, and Seattle, Washington, before World War II. Incarcerated at the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Resettled in New York. As a member of the Newspaper Guild, led effort to eliminate pejorative …
Kaz T. Tanemura Interview (ddr-densho-1000-268)
vh Kaz T. Tanemura Interview (ddr-densho-1000-268)
Male, Issei-han. Born April 27, 1928, in Japan. As an infant, came to the U.S. where parents had previously immigrated. Family ran a hotel in Seattle's Pioneer Square neighborhood. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed to the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After the war, returned to Seattle, finished high …
Gene Akutsu Interview (ddr-densho-1016-4)
vh Gene Akutsu Interview (ddr-densho-1016-4)
Nisei male. Born 1925 in Seattle, Washington. Spent prewar childhood in Seattle's Nihonmachi. Incarcerated at Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Refused to participate in draft, imprisoned at McNeil Island Penitentiary, Washington, for resisting the draft. Resettled in Seattle.

(This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of …

Merrill Collection (ddr-densho-155)
Collection Merrill Collection (ddr-densho-155)
The Merrill Collection consists of personal papers belonging to Mr. Kenneth Merrill, who worked in the procurement office at Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. The collection includes personal correspondence with Japanese Americans who had already left camp, as well as War Relocation Authority publications. Also included are forms for the procurement of items for the camp, and …
Minidoka Irrigator Collection (ddr-densho-119)
Collection Minidoka Irrigator Collection (ddr-densho-119)
This collection consists of selected issues of the Minidoka Irrigator, a newspaper published by the inmates at the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. The paper was published from 1942 until 1945. Many of the issues are originals, and were donated to Densho by Cherry Kinoshita, who was on the staff of the Irrigator.
Mamiya Collection (ddr-densho-13)
Collection Mamiya Collection (ddr-densho-13)
The Mamiya collection, c.1918-1960s, records the business and leisure activities of the Asaba and Shibata families of Seattle, Washington. Dance and graduation programs from the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho, are also shown. Densho interviewed collection donor Yoshi Mamiya in 1998.
Emi Somekawa Interview (ddr-densho-1000-378)
vh Emi Somekawa Interview (ddr-densho-1000-378)
Nisei female. Born May 10, 1918, in Portland, Oregon. Grew up in the small town of Brooks, Oregon, where parents ran a farm. Prior to World War II, became a nurse, married, and had a child. During World War II, removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Tule Lake concentration camp, California, and worked …
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