Amache Stories and Memories

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A collection of some of the 10,000 stories from the WW2 Japanese Internment Center known as Amache. Stay tuned for future articles and memories by Amacheans, their descendants and those helping to preserve the Amache memories. Please contact Amache Historical Society (AHS) II members, email amachehistoricalsocietyii@gmail.com This album is being updated and not finished, so check back periodically. 

Slides in this album 

Amache Silkscreen Shop Print

Made in the Amache Silkscreen shop circa 1945

Amache Silkscreen Shop Print
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Amache site map

Map drawn by Amache High School student Eddie Kubota.

The central section of Camp Amache was 640 acres (one square mile), made up primarily of 29 blocks of Army-style barracks. Each block had a mess hall, laundry, toilets, and a shower room. There were also shared administrative facilities such as …

Amache site map
Contributed by: mhomma

Noboru Hashimoto, 7G-3D

Amache internee Noboru Hashimoto, 7G-3D, born in 1927.  A photo at Amache and a color photo of his father woodwork while in Amache taken in 2016.

Nob said his dad learned to carve at Amache and this was his first carving! Future carvings got more sophisticated and other family members have …

Noboru Hashimoto, 7G-3D
Contributed by: mhomma

Noboru Hashimoto Interview

Noboru Hashimoto Phone Interview

Wednesday, May 10, 2017, 7:30 p.m.-8:20 p.m.

Edited with Nob's corrections

FP:     How old were you when you were sent to Amache in 1942?  …

Noboru Hashimoto Interview
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Tom Nakashima, Amache 9H-3E

Left: Nakashima-Amache-1943 Father, 52, Tyler, Brother (12); Tom (15) Mom, 47. Right: June 2017

Tom Nakashima, Amache 9H-3E
Contributed by: mhomma

Remembering Rattlesnakes - Minoru Tonai

Remembering Amache Rattlesnakes by Minoru Tonai

Background: John Hopper was describing some of the maintenance work hazards around Amache and Frances Palmer asked AHS II if we had any stories about snakes.

Yes, there were many rattlesnakes in Amache, but most were in the sage brushes.  When we …

Remembering Rattlesnakes - Minoru Tonai
Contributed by: mhomma

Amache Today - restored barracks, guard tower, and water tower

Restored barracks, guard tower, and water tower

The Friends of Amache (which consists of the Amache Historical Society, the Amache Club, the Amache Preservation Society, and the Town of Granada) and partners wish to develop a barrack block or cluster of buildings on-site that would potentially include a mess hall, barrack …

Amache Today - restored barracks, guard tower, and water tower
Contributed by: mhomma

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mhomma — Last modified Jun 28 2021 1:49 a.m.


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