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Interview with Eleanor Maruno (nee Tsuchiya)

Title
Interview with Eleanor Maruno (nee Tsuchiya)
Accession number
2011.159
Interviewer
Lisa Uyeda
Videographer
Lisa Uyeda
Date of Interview
Language
English
Description

Eleanor Shizu Maruno (nee Tsuchiya) talks about her family emigration history. Her grandparents emigrated to Hawaii first before  transmigrating to Canada. Her grandfather settled in Seymour Creek with a house and a farm. Her mother did domestic work while her father worked in a saw mill and also fishing. After that, they moved to Vancouver. She talks about her father's garden and working in fishing and cannery, where her father had employees. She talks about religion in her family (Shinto and Buddhism), and celebrations like New Years, Girls' and Boys' Day, birthdays, and Christmas. During WWII, the family was interned in Revelstoke. She met her husband, an Asahi baseball player in Revelstoke. During the war, Eleanor's parents passed away. After WWII, Eleanor talks about the difficulties of establishing businesses. She and her husband relocated to Toronto, ON and establish a store. Eleanor talks about the Japanese Canadian Redress, and when Japanese Canadians were allowed to vote.

Format
Videotape
Video File
Length of Interview
3 hr 54 min
Period
Pre War
Post War
Event
Redress
Location
Vancouver, BC
USA
Revelstoke, BC
Japan
Topic
immigration
Asahi Baseball Team
marriage
family
fishing
employment
health
housing
transportation
canneries
food
Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR)
farming
food
travel
curfew
music
military
Buddhism
religion
Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)
sports
bathhouse
clothing
odori
children
Number of Physical Tapes
4
Permission
For uses other than research or private study, researchers must submit a Request for Permission to Publish, Exhibit or Broadcast form.
Citation
Eleanor Maruno, interview by Lisa Uyeda, June 8, 2011, 2011.159, Sedai: The Japanese Canadian Legacy Project Collection, Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre.