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Fujiko "Fuzzy" Ishikawa oral history interview
Ishikawa, Fujiko: 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 Fujiko "Fuzzy" Ishikawa on January 23, 2004. The recording equipment was monitored by Ernie Tsujimoto and Richard Kawasaki took notes during the interview. Fujiko Ishikawa was born in Oxnard, California in 1912. She grew up in Lomita, California and attended UCLA where she met her husband Henry who became a partner in a successful produce business. She was incarcerated at Santa Anita Race Track and an incarceration camp in Amache, Colorado. She moved to Cincinnati, Ohio during the war and resettled in Inglewood, California after the war. She has raised two children, and has remained active in Japanese community events and recently embarked on a pilgrimage bus tour to former internment US concentration camps. Ishikawa was interviewed as part of the South Bay History 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
01:02:33; 2 pages
audio/mpeg; application/pdf
Identity and values--Nisei
Geographic communities--California
Immigration and citizenship
World War II--Pearl Harbor and aftermath
World War II--Mass removal ('Evacuation')
World War II--Temporary Assembly Centers
World War II--Incarceration camps
World War II--Leaving camp--'Resettlement
Reflections on the past--Camp pilgrimages
Community activities--Associations and organizations--Japanese American Citizens League
Temporary Assembly Centers--Santa Anita
Incarceration Camps--Granada (Amache)
California State University, Long Beach
California State University Japanese American Digitization Project
South Bay/Los Angeles Nisei

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