About Escobar (Spanish)

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(Spanish) I was born in the city of Escobar, about 50 kilometers north of Buenos Aires. Escobar is a city with a fairly large Nikkei community. According to the latest census data, there are about 400 Japanese and their descendants living there. What's different about Escobar is that many of them work in the flower and houseplant industry. These days the city is also pretty well known, for example, for the Flower Festival. They say that besides the almost 400 Nikkei who live in Escobar, plus those who have left or people like me who live in Japan, there may be as many as 700 Nikkei from Escobar.

Date: September 22, 2019
Location: California, US
Interviewer: Yoko Nishimura
Contributed by: Watase Media Arts Center, Japanese American National Museum

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