The most memorable day of his life (Japanese)

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(Japanese) Probably the day I went to pick my wife up when she came to Buenos Aires... well they have to come through Montevideo--that’s how they all get here. They come to Santos, and a lot of people get off in Brazil. My wife is from Heibara, and Heibara is connected to Taira.

I*: So your wife was from the neighboring district?

Yes.

I: When your wife came off of the boat, what kind of clothes were you dressed in to welcome her?

Just regular ones. Of course, I worked for a laundry company so we had proper clothing... When I was about to go pick her up, I remember my father asking me “Are you going to wear that to pick her up?” (laughs) I thought about wearing them (gloves) since I was going to pick her up, but I decided to leave them [at home] I still have those gloves, actually.

* ”I” indicates an interviewer.

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

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