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Interview with Chiyo Seko

Title
Interview with Chiyo Seko
Accession number
2010.051
Interviewer
Hisayo Horie
Videographer
Lisa Uyeda
Date of Interview
Language
Japanese
Description

Chiyo Seko was born on May 4, 1923 in Wakayama Prefecture, Japan. She talks about her childhood in Japan. Chiyo talks about her childhood taking care of her family’s cows. She met her husband and had three children in Japan. Her husband emigrated to Canada for his employment. Later, Chiyo and her children would join him in Canada. Chiyo talks about work and making friends. Chiyo talks about her religious views and her frequent visits to the temple both in Japan and Canada. She then talks about the culture differences between Japan and Canada. She continues to talk about her social activities and social life. Chiyo talks about her involvement with the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre (JCCC). Chiyo talks about teaching dance while in Canada and her interest in music. Chiyo talks about things she’s doing now in her current age and that she enjoys living in Toronto.

Format
Videotape
Video File
Length of Interview
1 hr 55 min
Period
World War II
Event
World War II
Internment
Location
Japan
Toronto, ON
Port Credit, Mississauga, ON
Montreal, QC
Topic
family
living conditions
dance
temple
living conditions
Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre (JCCC)
music
internment camps
nisei
Nikkei Voice newspaper
immigration
agriculture
children
social activity
marriage
farming
employment
Buddhism
Number of Physical Tapes
2
Permission
For uses other than research or private study, researchers must submit a Request for Permission to Publish, Exhibit or Broadcast form.
Citation
Chiyo Seko, interview by Lisa Uyeda, August 24, 2010, 2010.051, Sedai: The Japanese Canadian Legacy Project Collection, Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre.