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Ayame Tsutakawa Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-94)
vh Ayame Tsutakawa Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-94)
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 old. Returned to United States and mother when twelve years old. Incarcerated at Sacramento Assembly Center and Tule Lake concentration camp, both in California. Resettled in Sacramento, California. Married George Tsutakawa, …
Joe Seto Interview (ddr-manz-1-141)
vh Joe Seto Interview (ddr-manz-1-141)
Nisei male. Born 1924 in Tacoma, Washington. Grew up in Tacoma, where father worked for a produce business. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed to the Pinedale Assembly Center, California, and the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Left camp temporarily to work harvesting sugar beets for a sugar company. Drafted into the army in 1945. …
Wesley K. Watanabe Interview (ddr-densho-1000-166)
vh Wesley K. Watanabe Interview (ddr-densho-1000-166)
Ni-ten-gosei (Nisei/Sansei) male. Born May 20, 1935, in Tacoma, Washington. Spent early childhood in Kent, Washington, and was removed with family to the Pinedale Assembly Center at age seven. Family was incarcerated at Tule Lake concentration camp, California, and then moved to Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Resettled and attended grade school and high school in Chicago, …
Tom Akashi Interview (ddr-densho-1000-164)
vh Tom Akashi Interview (ddr-densho-1000-164)
Nisei male. Born June 7, 1929, in Merced, California. Grew up in Mount Eden, California, and was removed to the Tanforan Assembly Center, California, after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Incarcerated at the Topaz concentration camp in Utah, then moved to Tule Lake concentration camp after family volunteered to move to Japan. While at Tule Lake, …
Nakano Collection (ddr-densho-177)
Collection Nakano Collection (ddr-densho-177)
The Nakano collection consists of several photographs belonging to Densho narrator James Nakano. Originally born in Hawaii, Mr. Nakano was removed to the mainland U.S. during World War II. The photographs in this collection were taken at the Tule Lake concentration camp, California.
Diana Morita Cole Interview (ddr-densho-1000-483)
vh Diana Morita Cole Interview (ddr-densho-1000-483)
Nisei female. Born May 26, 1944, in the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Prior to World War II, parents lived in Hood River, Oregon. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, they were removed to the Pinedale Assembly Center, California, and the Tule Lake concentration camp, California, before transferring to Minidoka. After leaving camp, the family resettled in …
Work-leave crew (ddr-densho-5-9)
img Work-leave crew (ddr-densho-5-9)
These Japanese Americans received permission to leave the Tule Lake concentration camp in California to work on the Garner farm for the sugar beet harvest. They are standing in front of the bunkhouse. Front (left to right): Toshio Ito, Kenji Yoshino, and Kay Yamaguchi. Back: Joe Matsuzawa, Ted Matsushita, and Roy Matsuzawa.
Testimony of Emi Somekawa (ddr-densho-67-202)
doc Testimony of Emi Somekawa (ddr-densho-67-202)
Written testimony of Emi Somekawa of Portland, Oregon. Incarcerated in the North Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Thursday, September 10, 1981, in the section titled "Family Impact and Justice." Personal information excised by Densho.
Betty Fujimoto Kashiwagi Interview (ddr-densho-1010-2)
vh Betty Fujimoto Kashiwagi Interview (ddr-densho-1010-2)
Nisei female. Born February 9, 1929, in Isleton, California. Grew up in Isleton where parents operated a boarding house. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed to the Sacramento Assembly Center and Tule Lake concentration camp, California. In 1943, transferred to the Jerome concentration camp, Arkansas, then, when that camp closed, to the Rohwer concentration camp, …
Eiichi Yamashita Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-424)
vh Eiichi Yamashita Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-424)
Nisei male. Born January 27, 1923, in Seattle, Washington. Grew up in Seattle, Washington. Finished high school in Bellingham, Washington, where family moved for father's oyster business. During World War II, removed to the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Left camp and lived in Chicago briefly before returning to the Samish Bay area near Bellingham to …
Mae Iseri Yamada Interview (ddr-densho-1000-267)
vh Mae Iseri Yamada Interview (ddr-densho-1000-267)
Nisei female. Born August 22, 1918, in Thomas, Washington. Grew up in Thomas, where parents ran a grocery store and farm. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed to the Pinedale Assembly Center and Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Married in camp, and went to work in Weiser, Idaho, and Ontario, Oregon. After the war, returned …
Eiichi Yamashita Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-423)
vh Eiichi Yamashita Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-423)
Nisei male. Born January 27, 1923, in Seattle, Washington. Grew up in Seattle, Washington. Finished high school in Bellingham, Washington, where family moved for father's oyster business. During World War II, removed to the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Left camp and lived in Chicago briefly before returning to the Samish Bay area near Bellingham to …
Kazuko Uno Bill Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-219)
vh Kazuko Uno Bill Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-219)
Nisei female. Born June 5, 1921, in Seattle, Washington. Raised in South Park, Washington where family operated a small produce farm. Attended Cleveland High School and the University of Washington. Was in senior year of college on December 7, 1941. Father picked up by FBI following the bombing of Pearl Harbor and sent to Missoula internment …
Kazuko Uno Bill Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-211)
vh Kazuko Uno Bill Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-211)
Nisei female. Born June 5, 1921, in Seattle, Washington. Raised in South Park, Washington where family operated a small produce farm. Attended Cleveland High School and the University of Washington. Was in senior year of college on December 7, 1941. Father picked up by FBI following the bombing of Pearl Harbor and sent to Missoula internment …
Betty Tanakatsubo Interview (ddr-densho-1000-343)
vh Betty Tanakatsubo Interview (ddr-densho-1000-343)
Nisei female. Born June 15, 1925, in Sacramento, California. During World War II, removed to the Sacramento Assembly Center, California, and the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Transferred to the Granada (Amache) concentration camp, Colorado. Left camp for Cleveland, Ohio, and worked for the War Relocation Authority. Eventually settled in Chicago, Illinois.

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Takeo Tsuji Family Collection (ddr-densho-181)
Collection Takeo Tsuji Family Collection (ddr-densho-181)
This collection is comprised of documents from the personal collection of Takeo Tsuji, who was held in the Tule Lake concentration camp, California, during World War II. Many of the documents are related to Mr. Tsuji's efforts to have his belongings restored to him after the war.
Hiroshi Kashiwagi Interview (ddr-densho-1000-165)
vh Hiroshi Kashiwagi Interview (ddr-densho-1000-165)
Nisei male. Born November 8, 1922, in Sacramento, California. Spent childhood and adolescence in Loomis, California, before spending senior year in high school in Los Angeles, California. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed to Marysville Assembly Center, California, and then to Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Resisted the draft and renounced U.S. citizenship, remaining with …
Hiroshi Kashiwagi Interview (ddr-densho-1002-4)
vh Hiroshi Kashiwagi Interview (ddr-densho-1002-4)
Nisei male. Born November 8, 1922, in Sacramento, California. Spent childhood and adolescence in Loomis, California, before spending senior year in high school in Los Angeles, California. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed to Marysville Assembly Center, California, and then to Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Resisted the draft and renounced U.S. citizenship, remaining with …
Page of Hisa Nimura Horiuchi Scrapbook (ddr-densho-325-7)
doc Page of Hisa Nimura Horiuchi Scrapbook (ddr-densho-325-7)
Poems from Hisa's friends. Ms. Whilhite writes that the Nimura family and their neighbors were sent to Arboga, California, most likely they were sent to the Marysville Temporary Assembly Center which was located near Arboga. After spending just over a month in the assembly center Hisa and her family were sent to Tule Lake Concentration Camp.
Richard Murakami Interview (ddr-densho-1000-64)
vh Richard Murakami Interview (ddr-densho-1000-64)
Nisei male. Born 1914 in Nemah, Washington. His family owned and operated Eagle Oyster Packing Company in Nahcotta, Washington. Incarcerated at the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Returned to Nemah following the war, where his family had to fight to get the company back. Eventually, sold the business to Coast Oyster Company and stayed on as …
Taneyuki Dan Harada Interview (ddr-densho-1000-306)
vh Taneyuki Dan Harada Interview (ddr-densho-1000-306)
Kibei male. Born June 17, 1923, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in Los Angeles before moving to Japan and attending school. Returned to the U.S. in 1938, and was attending high school when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Removed to the Tanforan Assembly Center, California, and the Topaz concentration camp, Utah. While …
Hikaru Morohoshi Interview (ddr-densho-1000-303)
vh Hikaru Morohoshi Interview (ddr-densho-1000-303)
Kibei Nisei male. Born October 4, 1915, in Stockton, California. As a young child, sent to Japan to live with grandparents and attend school. Returned to California at age eighteen, and drafted into the U.S. military. Discharged from the army after Japan bombed Pearl Harbor. Removed to the Tanforan Assembly Center, Washington, and the Topaz concentration …
Bill Hirabayashi Interview (ddr-densho-1014-4)
vh Bill Hirabayashi Interview (ddr-densho-1014-4)
Nisei male. Born September 12, 1923, in Thomas, Washington. Grew up in small town of Thomas, where family was part of the White River Valley farming corporation. During World War II, removed to the Pinedale Assembly Center and Tule Lake concentration camp, California. After leaving camp, moved to Chicago and managed a large estate farm. Eventually …
Jeff Furumura Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-533)
vh Jeff Furumura Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-533)
Sansei male. Born November 23, 1950, in Los Angeles, California. During World War II, father was in a tuberculosis sanitarium, then was taken to the Tule Lake concentration camp, California, and mother was sent to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Jerome concentration camp, Arkansas. Parents met in Chicago, Illinois, after leaving the camps. …
Jeff Furumura Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-539)
vh Jeff Furumura Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-539)
Sansei male. Born November 23, 1950, in Los Angeles, California. During World War II, father was in a tuberculosis sanitarium, then was taken to the Tule Lake concentration camp, California, and mother was sent to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Jerome concentration camp, Arkansas. Parents met in Chicago, Illinois, after leaving the camps. …
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