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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.
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