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Hideo "Jibo" Satow oral history interview
Sato, Hideo: interviewee
Tsujimoto, Jeanne: interviewer
Date Created and/or Issued
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California State University, Dominguez Hills, Archives and Special Collections
CSU Japanese American Digitization Project
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Jeanne Tsujimoto interviewed Hideo "Jibo" Satow [Sato] on November 18, 2003 at his home in Torrance, California. Satow was a colleague of Tsujimoto's father in the flower nursery business both before and after WWII. Ernie Tsujimoto monitored the recording equipment. Hideo "Jibo" Satow is the oldest of ten children. His father, Tomijiro Satow was a flower grower in Hawthorne, California. The Satow family was incarcerated at the Santa Anita Race Track and an incarceration camp in Rohwer, Arkansas during WWII. After the war, Satow resettled in Hawthorne and continued operating the flower nursery until 1995 when he closed it due to foreign competition. Satow has been active in preserving the histories of the Japanese American flower growers in the South Bay and was interviewed as part of the South Bay Historical Project created by the South Bay Chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League.
Includes sixteen oral histories reflecting the various experiences of South Bay Issei and Nisei. Some grew up on farms and others in suburban area; some were incarcerated during WWII in incarceration camps and some spent all or part of the war working and living in other parts of the US or Japan. All of them returned to the South Bay after WWII and observed the changes that have occurred in area through the end of the twentieth century.
Oral histories; Interviews
01:13:52; 3 pages
audio/mpeg; application/pdf
Immigration and citizenship--Arrival
Identity and values--Nisei
Geographic communities--California
Industry and employment--Agriculture--Flower growers
World War II--Pearl Harbor and aftermath--Arrests, searches, and seizures
World War II--Mass removal ('Evacuation')
World War II--Temporary Assembly Centers
World War II--Incarceration camps
Community activities--Associations and organizations--Japanese American Citizens League
Torrance, California
Temporary Assembly Centers--Santa Anita
Incarceration Camps--Rohwer
California State University, Long Beach
California State University Japanese American Digitization Project
South Bay/Los Angeles Nisei

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