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Rick Sato Interview (ddr-densho-1000-80)
vh Rick Sato Interview (ddr-densho-1000-80)
Nisei male. Born in Wapato, Washington. Family farmed in Yakima Valley, Washington, before the war. Incarcerated at the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. Served briefly in the Military Intelligence Service (MIS). Resettled in Wapato, Washington.
Kazue Yamamoto Interview Segment 17 (ddr-densho-1000-197-17)
vh Kazue Yamamoto Interview Segment 17 (ddr-densho-1000-197-17)
Visiting Wapato, Washington, postwar

This interview was conducted as part of a project to capture stories of the Japanese American community of Spokane, Washington. Densho worked in collaboration with the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture.

Kazue Yamamoto Interview Segment 5 (ddr-densho-1000-197-5)
vh Kazue Yamamoto Interview Segment 5 (ddr-densho-1000-197-5)
Childhood memories of Wapato, Washington

This interview was conducted as part of a project to capture stories of the Japanese American community of Spokane, Washington. Densho worked in collaboration with the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture.

Kazue Yamamoto Interview Segment 1 (ddr-densho-1000-197-1)
vh Kazue Yamamoto Interview Segment 1 (ddr-densho-1000-197-1)
Parents' immigration and early life in Wapato, Washington

This interview was conducted as part of a project to capture stories of the Japanese American community of Spokane, Washington. Densho worked in collaboration with the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture.

Narrator Rick Sato

Nisei male. Born 1920 in Wapato, Washington. Family farmed in Yakima Valley, Washington, before the war. Incarcerated at the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. Served briefly in the Military Intelligence Service (MIS). Resettled in Wapato, Washington.
Young Nisei man and woman (ddr-densho-259-540)
img Young Nisei man and woman (ddr-densho-259-540)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "Ches [Tsuyoshi Yasui] and unidentified Nisei girl. I don't know who this woman is, but it seems to me that it was taken when Ches went to Wapato, [Washington], to participate in a baseball game. In any case, Ches is clowning around, which he frequently did."

Narrator Marjorie Matsushita Sperling

Nisei female. Born July 27, 1922, in Wapato, Washington. Grew up in Wapato, where family ran a farm. Was attending the University of Washington when the war broke out on December 7, 1941. Removed with family to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. While in camp, worked for the recreation …
Marjorie Matsushita Sperling Interview Segment 1 (ddr-densho-1000-273-1)
vh Marjorie Matsushita Sperling Interview Segment 1 (ddr-densho-1000-273-1)
Born in Wapato, Washington

This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, finding, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of the Interior.

Marjorie Matsushita Sperling Interview Segment 5 (ddr-densho-1000-273-5)
vh Marjorie Matsushita Sperling Interview Segment 5 (ddr-densho-1000-273-5)
The prewar Japanese American community in Wapato, Washington

This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, finding, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of the Interior.

Marjorie Matsushita Sperling Interview (ddr-densho-1000-273)
vh Marjorie Matsushita Sperling Interview (ddr-densho-1000-273)
Nisei female. Born July 27, 1922, in Wapato, Washington. Grew up in Wapato, where family ran a farm. Was attending the University of Washington when the war broke out on December 7, 1941. Removed with family to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. While in camp, worked for the recreation …
Kazue Yamamoto Interview (ddr-densho-1000-197)
vh Kazue Yamamoto Interview (ddr-densho-1000-197)
Nisei female. Born January 14, 1927, in Wapato, Washington, where family operated a truck farm. Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed to North Portland Assembly Center and Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. Family left camp in 1945 for Spokane, Washington. Worked as a domestic on Spokane's South Hill before becoming a licensed beautician. Married husband …
Kara Kondo Interview (ddr-densho-1000-139)
vh Kara Kondo Interview (ddr-densho-1000-139)
Nisei female. Born 1916 in the Yakima valley, Washington, and spent childhood in Wapato, Washington. Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed to the North Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and then to the Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. Was on the staff of the camp newspaper, the Heart Mountain Sentinel. Left camp for Chicago, Illinois, and …
Kondo Collection (ddr-densho-102)
Collection Kondo Collection (ddr-densho-102)
The Kondo collection consists of photographs and documents from the personal family collection of Kara Kondo, who was interviewed by Densho in 2002. Many of the materials depict Kara's life growing up in Wapato, Washington, prior to World War II.

Narrator Kazue Yamamoto

Nisei female. Born January 14, 1927, in Wapato, Washington, where family operated a truck farm. Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed to North Portland Assembly Center and Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. Family left camp in 1945 for Spokane, Washington. Worked as a domestic on Spokane's South Hill before becoming a licensed beautician. Married husband …
Migrant farmworker (ddr-densho-15-28)
img Migrant farmworker (ddr-densho-15-28)
Norio Mitsuoka, age eighteen, was from Seattle. He is shown here picking onions. Mitsuoka made $1 a day and worked from sunrise to sunset.
Woman with squash (ddr-densho-9-16)
img Woman with squash (ddr-densho-9-16)
Fujiye Itami sitting amongst marblehead squash.
Wapato Buddhist Church (ddr-densho-25-98)
img Wapato Buddhist Church (ddr-densho-25-98)
Northwest Young People's Buddhist Federation Conference. (Identification on the photograph.)
Mother and son in front of trucks (ddr-densho-60-2)
img Mother and son in front of trucks (ddr-densho-60-2)
Rick Sato's mother and son. On the left is a packing shed.
Wapato Laundry (ddr-densho-62-3)
img Wapato Laundry (ddr-densho-62-3)
Takagi's Wapato Laundry, the business run by Edith Watanabe's parents.
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