Rumiko Arakawa relates her personal and family history, including her parents immigration from Japan, living in Dinuba before World War II, her family’s incarceration in the Poston War Relocation Center and life in Detroit during and after the war before returning to California.
Talks about being born in San Francisco, growing up in Cressey working on his family’s farm with his sisters. He discusses the evacuation and being sent to the Granada War Relocation Center before attending the University of Wyoming briefly before returning to farming as a sharecropper in Colorado. He talks about attending Japanese school and […]
Talks about his father immigrating to the U.S. in 1902, experiencing the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, returning to Japan to marry his wife and moving to Oakland. He discusses his siblings, his family’s move to Livingston in 1919 and difficulties buying land to farm under the Alien Land Law. He discusses growing up and playing […]