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Interviewee: George Wakiji

Relationship to Nikkei gardeners: He and his father, Hankichi Wakiji, were both gardeners

Date: July 17, 2007

Location: Japanese American National Museum

Brief Summary: George explains how gardening has changed over the years

So, I used to go on my bicycle on Saturdays to go gardening, and I had a number of jobs in a place called Alta Dena. And so, in those days, you know, I didn't have to worry about tools. The customer had the tools there. So, I would just go to do the work there, cut the lawn - not power mower - just hand mower. So, that was the way we used to do it in those days.

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This interview was conducted as part of the Opening Day activities for the exhibition Landscaping America: Beyond the Japanese Garden.

eishida — Last modified May 24 2012 7:15 a.m.

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