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Dale Sato interviewed Miyoko Fujikawa on October 29, 2003 and November 7, 2003 at her home in Gardena. Irene Rafael monitored the recording equipment and took notes during the interview. Miyoko Fujikawa was born in Reedley, California and grew up in Harbor City, California. Fujikawa was incarcerated at Santa Anita Racetrack and the incarceration camp in Jerome, Arkansas. After leaving the camp, she worked as a beautician in Minneapolis, Minnesota during WWII and purchased her own beauty shop when she resettled in California. Fujikawa raised four sons in Gardena. Fujikawa was interviewed as part of the South Bay History Project created by the South Bay Chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League. 02:16:50; 4 pages 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. NPS_201706
Identity and values--Nisei Geographic communities--California Industry and employment--Small business Industry and employment--Barbering and hairdressing World War II--Mass removal ('Evacuation') World War II--Temporary Assembly Centers World War II--Incarceration camps World War II--Leaving camp--'Resettlement World War II--Leaving camp--Work leave Industry and employment--Gardening Community activities--Associations and organizations Race and racism--Discrimination Community activities--Associations and organizations--Japanese American Citizens League
Gardena, California Temporary Assembly Centers--Santa Anita Incarceration Camps--Rohwer