Baptized by Perón (Japanese)

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(Japanese) When [Juan] Perón became president, we called over my mother, younger sister, and two younger brothers [to Argentina]. The airplane landed at Morón Airport. Later, the children were baptized by Perón and his wife at the Casa Rosada, the president’s residence1. There were a lot of Japanese people there. Evita, [along with the president,] the two of them were pouring water over the heads. There were so many people, even some parent-child pairs getting baptized [together]. It took up, for example, about an entire city block. We were all the way up in the front; my 4th eldest son was baptized right in front of Perón and Evita. At the Casa Rosada... no, not the Casa Rosada, I meant at the president’s residence. At the Olivios (Quinta de Olivios, the president’s residence).

* Casa Rosada is actually the offices of the president of Argentina.

Date: November 28, 2006
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Interviewer: Takeshi Nishimura, Ricardo Hokama
Contributed by: Centro Nikkei Argentino

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