"Stony" Tsutomu Nakano was born on March 29th, 1921 in Ruskin, British Columbia. In this interview he recounts his family history including his ancestry in Japan and his upbringing on his family's farm in Ruskin, where they grew strawberries and raised poultry. Stony's formal education ended after he completed 8th grade and then he worked a variety of difficult jobs. He was working in a logging camp the day of Pearl Harbour. In May of 1942 his family decided to separate, with him and this three brothers going to a road camp in Griffin Lake. He then moved to Alberta working different trades and in farming for four years and building a wealth of fond memories. When Tashme closed in 1946 he settled in Chatham, Ontario with his parents and some younger siblings who had been living there. Three of his siblings went to work in Montreal at the time. He eventually settled in Hamilton, Ontario, where he raised his children with his wife. He describes his many travels in Canada and internationally and fondly displays his detailed photo albums to interviewer Lisa Uyeda.
Short clip from this interview: https://vimeo.com/525119310
Clip from Japanese Canadian Experience Conference: https://vimeo.com/340715723