Takashi Tsutsui

Discusses his father coming to the United States from Japan, to be adapted by an uncle.  He recounts the story of a man on horseback with a shotgun who whipped his father’s cousin’s face with a rope.  Talks about his father opening a fish market in Hanford that catered largely to Portuguese customers.  After the attack on Pearl Harbor, he and his family were sent to the Poston War Relocation Center.  He explains the materials the buildings at Poston were constructed from, as well as life in the camp, and cousin volunteering for military service.  After the war his family moved to Selma, California.  States that his father, who worked as a ranch foreman for 30 years, did not take a vacation between 1945 and 1985.

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