The interview is about Susan Hidaka, detailing life in the Okanagan Valley, including music lessons, her father sponsoring Japanese farm workers, and her mothers work as a self-taught midwife. She also covers her education during the war and her later employment at Imperial Oil. The later half of the interview describes interactions between Japanese Canadian communities post war, her role as one of the 75 guarantors for the JCCC's mortgage, her time living the Washington D.C. in the 1960's, and the founding of Momiji.
Interview with Susan Hidaka
Date of Interview
Length of Interview
2 hr 9 min
Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre (JCCC)
National Association of Japanese Canadian (NAJC)
Number of Physical Tapes
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Susan Hidaka, interview by Lisa Uyeda, February 7, 2011, 2011.038, Sedai: The Japanese Canadian Legacy Project Collection, Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre.