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Photo contributed by: Tamaru “Tom” Fujimoto

Names of people: Fujiko Fujimoto and Kiju Fujimoto

Date: circa 1930

Place: Ventura, CA, U.S.A.

Photograph by: Toshiko Fujimoto

Photo size: 3.5” x 5” inches / 8.9 x 12.7 cm

Description: Pictured in this photo is Kiju Fujimoto (1889-1984) with her second eldest daughter, Fujiko Fujimoto (1919-present), and their bosses German Shepard, Topa Topa. Kiju Fujimoto came to the United States as a picture bride from Kumamoto, Japan. She came to the United States and married Hichizo Fujimoto (1877-1958) and had two daughters, Toshiko Fujimoto (1917-2005) and Fujiko Fujimoto (1919-present), and two sons, Tamotsu Fujimoto (1920-passed away at 4 months), and Tamaru “Tom” Fujimoto (1921-present). When they settled in America, they worked as farmers in Ventura, Oxnard and Roscoe. Tamaru “Tom” Fujimoto had said it was, “real good getting a car during the depression, some guys weren’t eating too much and couldn’t find work”.

© California State University, Northridge 2008

For more information about this project, please contact:
Edith Chen, Professor Asian American Studies Dept.
18111 Nordhoff St., JR 340
Northridge, CA 91330-8251

Nancy Takayama
San Fernando Valley Japanese American Community Center

CSUNAsianAmericanStudies — Last modified Mar 30 2011 7:55 p.m.

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