Shizuko Sue Kadoguchi's interview was conducted on July 17, 2010, by Peter Wakayama. Shizuko was born in Port Moody, British Columbia on September the 29th, 1920. She talks about her family history, with her father emigrating from Fukushima, Japan to Hawaii and then, transmigrating to Canada. When Shizuko was 10 years old, her family migrated to Japan and Shizuko speaks to her experience living there. After her parents passed away, Shizuko returned to Canada in 1940 and she settled in Woodfibre, BC. After receiving permission to travel to Vancouver City Hall, she married Bob Kadoguchi. Shizuko was interned with her husband's family in Tashme internment camp in BC. After the war, they relocated to Toronto, Ontario where they adopted two children. Shizuko learned Ikenobo in Japan and eventually started Ikebana classes at the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre (JCCC) in Toronto. Shizuko and her husband were heavily involved with the JCCC and were one of the 75 families who served as guarantors for the bank loan needed to finance the building of the Cultural Centre.
Clip from Japanese Canadian Experience Conference: https://vimeo.com/340716190