Match-making (Japanese)

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(Japanese) When I was 35, I went to meet a possible bride. First there was a girl named, “Sachiko.” Her name uses the character for happiness. I looked at her, and I thought, I’m so old that anyone will do. I thought anyone will do, and then the pastor came around to the Parkside store and started asking all kinds of things. I told him I go to drink and gamble. He ran away. I was rejected outright. So the one I’m married to was the second offer. A year after I was married, I opened my second store. Competition was fierce. Everyday was crazy. There was so much noise. You know, the first one, the one named Sachiko, regretted it. I had expanded to five stores.

Date: October 14 & 17, 2004
Location: California, US
Interviewer: Eriko Yamamoto
Contributed by: Watase Media Arts Center, Japanese American National Museum.

arranged marriage match-making

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