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Louie Watanabe Interview
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Interview location: Sacramento, California Born in Walnut Grove; receiving an American name Segment 1 of 45 [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Sacramento, California Parents' family background Segment 2 of 45 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Sacramento, California Parents' establishment of Mary's Restaurant Segment 3 of 45 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Sacramento, California Description of parents Segment 5 of 45 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Sacramento, California Memories of the community bathhouse Segment 6 of 45 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Sacramento, California Going to a Japanese-owned grocery store Segment 7 of 45 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Sacramento, California Observing the customers at family's boarding house Segment 8 of 45 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Sacramento, California Remembering several fires in the neighboring Chinatown Segment 9 of 45 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Sacramento, California White and Asian neighborhoods separated by river Segment 10 of 45 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Sacramento, California Prewar Japanese in Walnut Grove allowed to own property, but not land Segment 11 of 45 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Sacramento, California Trying to fight landownership restrictions through formation of a Japanese Association Segment 12 of 45 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Sacramento, California Little interaction between ethnic groups Segment 13 of 45 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Sacramento, California Attending a segregated elementary school Segment 14 of 45 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Sacramento, California Going to Japanese language school Segment 15 of 45 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Sacramento, California Recreational activities: learning how to swim in the Sacramento River Segment 16 of 45 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Sacramento, California Organized sports Segment 17 of 45 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Sacramento, California Underground activities in the community Segment 18 of 45 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Sacramento, California Memories of large Japanese community picnics Segment 19 of 45 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Sacramento, California Church-sponsored sports teams Segment 20 of 45 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Sacramento, California The importance of New Year's celebrations Segment 21 of 45 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Sacramento, California Watching Japanese movies in the community theater Segment 22 of 45 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Sacramento, California A dangerous game of hide and seek as a young person Segment 23 of 45 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Sacramento, California The closeness of the Japanese American community Segment 24 of 45 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Sacramento, California Playing baseball Segment 25 of 45 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Sacramento, California Taking a loss on family business prior to mass removal Segment 26 of 45 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Sacramento, California A few non-Japanese friends to help during the war Segment 27 of 45 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Sacramento, California Leaving for Merced Assembly Center by train Segment 28 of 45 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history, Merced
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Interview location: Sacramento, California Memories of assembly center Segment 29 of 45 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history, Merced
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Interview location: Sacramento, California The journey to the Granada concentration camp, Colorado Segment 30 of 45 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history, Granada (Amache)
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Interview location: Sacramento, California First impressions of concentration camp Segment 31 of 45 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history, Granada (Amache)
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Interview location: Sacramento, California Family members' jobs in camp Segment 32 of 45 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history, Granada (Amache)
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Interview location: Sacramento, California Attending high school in camp Segment 33 of 45 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history, Granada (Amache)
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Interview location: Sacramento, California Playing local high school basketball teams Segment 34 of 45 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history, Granada (Amache)
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Interview location: Sacramento, California Being drafted, but failing the physical Segment 35 of 45 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history, Granada (Amache)
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Interview location: Sacramento, California Coping with day to day life in camp Segment 36 of 45 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history, Granada (Amache)
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Interview location: Sacramento, California Leaving camp and living in Chicago Segment 37 of 45 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Sacramento, California Working in a resort hotel Segment 38 of 45 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Sacramento, California First experience with segregation Segment 39 of 45 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Sacramento, California Returning to Walnut Grove, observing changes Segment 40 of 45 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Sacramento, California Diminished Japanese American population in Walnut Grove after the war Segment 41 of 45 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Sacramento, California Working to rebuild after World War II Segment 42 of 45 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Sacramento, California Getting married and raising children Segment 43 of 45 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Sacramento, California Important values to pass on to grandchildren Segment 44 of 45 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Sacramento, California Reflections Segment 45 of 45 [ Previous segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history