Memories of childhood in Peru

Forcibly deported to the U.S. from Peru Memories of childhood in Peru Food on the ship to the U.S. Family welcomed at Crystal City First meal at Crystal City Enjoying undokai and sports in Crystal City Postwar sponsorship (Inglês) Immersed in Japanese culture and language Proud of his Japanese, American, and Peruvian identity

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I didn't get the chance to attend school at the time, even though I was eight. Uprising against the Peruvian Japanese, animosity against Peruvian Japanese. It was so dangerous for me to go to school. I'm sure the family's business, everybody worked. I remember there must have been about four to six people every day ironing. There was a kitchen that my, one of the nanny would cook, and on weekends, she would make barazushi, Japanese sushi, all the rice and all the ingredients mixed up. And then she would go home for the weekend. 

Date: September 20, 2019
Location: California, US
Interviewer: Tom Ikeda and Yoko Nishimura
Contributed by: Watase Media Arts Center, Japanese American National Museum and Denshō: The Japanese American Legacy Project.

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