Sedai: Oral History Catalogue

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Title Accession number Period Language Event Location Topic
Interview with Teruo “Ted” and Joyce Izukawa 2010.068 Pre War, World War II, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s English Redress, World War II, Relocation, Forced Removal, Attack on Pearl Harbour, Internment Vancouver, BC, Powell Street, Vancouver, BC, Mission, BC, Fraser Valley, BC, New Westminster, BC, Alberta, Canada, Ontario, Canada, Chatham, ON, USA, Toronto, ON, Japan Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR), Japan town, education, career, church, Buddhism, beet fields, Japanese language school, marriage, transportation, curfew, displacement, discrimination, living conditions, teaching, Asahi Baseball Team, children, Nikkei Voice newspaper, National Association of Japanese Canadian (NAJC), Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre (JCCC), festivals, odori
Interview with Aiko Murakami (nee Kondo) 2010.014 Pre War, Post War, World War II, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000s English Redress, World War II, Relocation, Forced Removal, Internment Steveston, BC, Kaslo, BC, Victoria, BC, New Denver, BC, Toronto, ON, Hamilton, ON, Vancouver, BC, Japan, Sandon, BC, Calgary, AB Momiji, career, family, fishing, education, teaching, language, marriage, The Great Depression, United Church, discrimination, curfew, ghost towns, Japanese language school, Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre (JCCC), social life, social activity, festivals
Interview with Fumi Kono 2011.237 Pre War, Post War, World War II, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s English Redress, World War II, Relocation, Forced Removal, Attack on Pearl Harbour, Internment Hiroshima, Japan, Japan, USA, Vancouver, BC, Kitsilano, BC, Fraser Valley, BC, East Lillooet, BC, Hamilton, ON, Ottawa, ON, Toronto, ON children, immigration, United Church, education, discrimination, social activity, Japanese language school, Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), Prisoner of War (POW), road camps, communities, small business, newspaper, community, Asahi Baseball Team, travel, Buddhism, bathhouse, music, employment, photography, teaching, censorship, Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre (JCCC), social life, career, odori, nuns/sisters
Interview with Gloria and Mits Sumiya 2010.062 Pre War, World War II, 1930s, 1940s English World War II, Relocation, Forced Removal, Attack on Pearl Harbour, Internment Japan, Vancouver Island, BC, Vancouver, BC, Hastings Park, Vancouver, New Denver, BC, Slocan City, BC, Bay Farm, BC, Sandon, BC, Ontario, Canada, Toronto, ON, Angler, ON, Neys, ON, Tashme, BC, Popoff, BC, Lemon Creek, BC, Bay Farm, BC family, employment, education, Japanese language school, community, social activity, small business, bathhouse, logging, work, transportation, The Great Depression, food, discrimination, internment camp, Buddhism, housing, ghost towns, road camps, British Columbia Security Commission, teaching, nisei, War Measures Act, religion, Christianity, Prisoner of War (POW), military, curfew, travel, language, transportation, issei, living conditions, recreation, marriage
Interview with Jean Peasah (nee Kobayashi) 2010.063 Pre War, Post War, World War II English Redress, World War II, Relocation, Forced Removal, Attack on Pearl Harbour, Internment Vancouver, BC, Powell Street, Vancouver, BC, Angler, ON, Lemon Creek, BC, Popoff, BC, Slocan City, BC, Japan, Osaka, Japan, New Denver, BC, Montreal, QC, Hastings Park, Vancouver, Petawawa, ON Japan town, community, social activity, church, work, fishing, discrimination, education, Japanese language school, housing, British Columbia Security Commission, internment camp, Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), food, language, family, military, travel, ghost towns, marriage, religion, recreation, employment, Prisoner of War (POW)
Interview with Joe Ohori 2011.258 Pre War, Post War, World War II, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s English World War II, Relocation, Forced Removal, Atomic Bomb, Attack on Pearl Harbour, Internment Hiroshima, Japan, Japan, Powell Street, Vancouver, BC, Vancouver, BC, Tashme, BC, Toronto, ON, Ottawa, ON family, employment, children, Japanese language school, community, travel, education, Kika (Nikkei educated in Japan), religion, military, festivals, United Church, discrimination, Asahi Baseball Team, Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre (JCCC), issei
Interview with John Uchikata 2010.035 Pre War, World War II English World War II, Relocation Hastings Park, Vancouver, Japan, Vancouver, BC, Tashme, BC, Slocan City, BC family, travel, education, Japanese language school, military, employment, career, food, children, Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), police, relocation centres, dance, Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre (JCCC), church, volunteer
Interview with Kay Fujiwara (nee Toyota) 2010.065 Pre War, Post War, World War II English Redress, World War II, Attack on Pearl Harbour, Internment Victoria, BC, Hastings Park, Vancouver, Slocan City, BC, Popoff, BC, Lemon Creek, BC, St. Catherines, ON, Montreal, QC, Toronto, ON, Bay Farm, BC food, family, Japanese language school, sports, recreation, transportation, employment, education, odori, discrimination, housing, farming, Jewish community, marriage, British Columbia Security Commission, issei, logging, ghost towns, travel, fishing
Interview with Kei "KC" Tsumura 2010.039 Post War English Relocation, Forced Removal Prince Rupert, BC, Hastings Park, Vancouver, Alberta, Canada, Steveston, BC, Slocan City, BC, Popoff, BC, Japan, Montreal, QC, Ontario, Canada relocation centres, road camps, family, children, Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), living conditions, newspaper, community, church, bathhouse, nisei, boat works, martial arts, Japanese language school, marriage, fishing, employment
Interview with Kimiko "Rose" Aihoshi (nee Kato) 2010.050 Pre War, Post War, World War II, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1990s, 2000s, 2010s English World War II, Relocation, Forced Removal, Internment Fairview, BC, New Denver, BC, Slocan City, BC, Lemon Creek, BC, Powell Street, Vancouver, BC, Hastings Park, Vancouver, Kaslo, BC, Greenwood, BC, Montreal, QC, Toronto, ON, Mississauga, ON, Japan family, food, United Church, education, Japanese language school, family, employment, immigration, travel, military, discrimination, community, social activity, religion, living conditions, bathhouse, language, Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre (JCCC), children, newspaper, detention camps, Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), curfew, radio, music, Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR), marriage, children
Interview with Kunio Suyama 2011.235 Pre War, Post War, World War II English Redress, World War II, Attack on Pearl Harbour, Internment Vancouver Island, BC, Japan, Hastings Park, Vancouver, Lemon Creek, BC, Toronto, ON, Angler, ON farming, mining, logging, immigration, education, marriage, food, children, social activity, baseball, Japanese language school, community, housing, living conditions, internment camp, Asahi Baseball Team, bathhouse, newspaper, relocation centres, military, language, employment, work, Buddhism, temple, Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre (JCCC), festivals, martial arts, Kika (Nikkei educated in Japan), Japan town, community
Interview with Laiko Matsubayashi (nee Miyake) 2010.049 World War II, 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s English Redress, World War II, Relocation, Internment Vancouver, BC, Slocan City, BC, Toronto, ON, USA, Japan, Hastings Park, Vancouver, Powell Street, Vancouver, BC family, discrimination, living conditions, children, education, Japanese language school, dance, United Church, travel, Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre (JCCC), bathhouse, nuns/sisters, sports, housing, photography, detention camps, agriculture, church, Buddhism, employment, career, social activity, education, discrimination, relocation centres, health, British Columbia Security Commission, Asahi Baseball Team, clothing, small business
Interview with Mary Akiko Kawasaki (nee Mori) 2011.259 Pre War, Post War, World War II, 1930s, 1940s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000s English Redress, World War II, Relocation, Forced Removal, Attack on Pearl Harbour, Internment Vancouver, BC, Fairview, BC, Angler, ON, Sandon, BC, Hamilton, ON, Toronto, ON, Japan, New Denver, BC, Greenwood, BC immigration, employment, small business, marriage, children, education, family, community, Buddhism, housing, Japanese language school, social activity, festivals, The Great Depression, transportation, Christianity, baseball, food, Jewish community, volunteer, Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre (JCCC), social life, Prisoner of War (POW), sports, recreation, religion, farming, fishing, discrimination, newspaper
Interview with Mary Matsui 2010.059 Pre War, Post War, World War II, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 2000s, 2010s English Japan, Alberta, Canada, Kitsilano, BC, Vancouver, BC, Hastings Park, Vancouver, Toronto, ON Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR), work, immigration, small business, Japanese language school, education, discrimination, curfew, relocation centres, Momiji, social activity, social life, education, career, religion, food, teaching, communities, issei, nisei
Interview with Mickey Matsubayashi 2010.030 Pre War, Post War, World War II English World War II, Relocation, Internment Vancouver, BC, Toronto, ON, Hastings Park, Vancouver, Bay Farm, BC, Montreal, QC, Guelph, ON, Slocan City, BC, Popoff, BC, Powell Street, Vancouver, BC family, nisei, Buddhism, health, education, employment, career, marriage, Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre (JCCC), children, travel, Japanese language school, men-only work camps, living conditions, food, radio, Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), sports
Interview with Nana Nishimura 2011.342 Pre War, Post War, World War II English Redress, World War II Toronto, ON, New Westminster, BC, Japan, Vancouver, BC, Vancouver Island, BC, Winnipeg, MB Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre (JCCC), Japanese language school, food, travel, family, education, marriage, employment, funeral, immigration, Jewish community, religion, housing, bathhouse, discrimination, career, farming, recreation, clothing, sports, Momiji, transportation, dance, Christianity, Shinto, children, festivals, community, church
Interview with Ross Shin 2010.046 Pre War, Post War, World War II English World War II, Relocation, Forced Removal, Deportation, Internment Tashme, BC, Hastings Park, Vancouver, Toronto, ON, Guelph, ON, Vancouver, BC, Japan agriculture, farming, employment, education, social activity, martial arts, living conditions, family, bathhouse, logging, Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), fishing, baseball, music, religion, Buddhism, clothing, Japanese language school, community, dance, marriage, music, travel, nisei
Interview with Rubiko "Ruby" Fukumoto (nee Morita) 2010.013 Pre War, Post War, World War II, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s English Redress, World War II, Forced Removal, Attack on Pearl Harbour, Internment Alberta, Canada, Calgary, AB, Japan, Victoria, BC, Hastings Park, Vancouver, Slocan City, BC, Bay Farm, BC, Revelstoke, BC, Chatham, ON, Ontario, Canada, Toronto, ON immigration, Japan, family, work, Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre (JCCC), Jewish community, career, dance, farming, discrimination, small business, church, community, education, employment, language, marriage, housing, social activity, road camps, bathhouse, Japanese language school
Interview with Sachiko Takahashi (nee Kodama) 2010.034 World War II English World War II, Internment Japan, Vancouver, BC, Marpole, BC, New Denver, BC, Slocan City, BC, Hastings Park, Vancouver, Nelson, BC, Lemon Creek, BC, Toronto, ON, Guelph, ON, Etobicoke, ON, USA church, family, education, fishing, children, discrimination, internment camps, living conditions, Japanese language school, teaching, Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), health, police, festivals, clothing, travel, transportation, music, discrimination, logging, children, travel, language, dance, marriage, photography, employment, gardening, Shinto
Interview with Sam Yamada 2010.001 Pre War, Post War, World War II, 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s English World War II, Forced Removal, Internment Vancouver, BC, Hastings Park, Vancouver, Toronto, ON, USA education, photography, family, employment, Japanese language school, travel, internment camp, curfew, small business, Jewish community, sports, travel, work
Interview with Shoji Takahashi 2010.033 World War II English Redress, World War II, Attack on Pearl Harbour, Internment Vancouver, BC, Japan, Bridge River, BC, Angler, ON, Toronto, ON, Powell Street, Vancouver, BC, Winnipeg, MB, Montreal, QC, Manitoba, Canada, Ukraine, New Denver, BC, Kelowna, BC, Slocan City, BC immigration, transportation, discrimination, education, family, road camps, self-supporting camps, Prisoner of War (POW), family, ghost towns, health, food, children, Japan town, Japanese language school, Buddhism, festivals, children, internment camps, police, photography, Asahi Baseball Team, logging, travel, Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre (JCCC), volunteer, language, dance, religion, church, farming, agriculture
Interview with Ted Toshitsugu Nishi 2010.015 Pre War, Post War, World War II, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s English World War II, Relocation, Forced Removal Steveston, BC, Vancouver, BC, Japan, Hamilton, ON, Toronto, ON Japanese language school, United Church, self-supporting camps, British Columbia Security Commission, career, work
Interview with Tokugi "Tok" Suyama 2010.041 Post War English World War II, Relocation Japan, Cumberland, BC, Hastings Park, Vancouver, Lemon Creek, BC, Hope, BC, Slocan City, BC, Vancouver Island, BC family, mining, education, religion, nisei, Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre (JCCC), Jewish community, Buddhism, marriage, social activity, dance, Japanese language school, social activity, baseball, martial arts, logging, employment, community, military, relocation centres, road camps, Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), living conditions
Interview with Tosh Uyeda 2010.040 World War II English Redress, World War II Vancouver, BC, Powell Street, Vancouver, BC, Hastings Park, Vancouver, Japan, Slocan City, BC, Lemon Creek, BC, Popoff, BC, Toronto, ON, New Denver, BC, Kitsilano, BC education, transportation, Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), Buddhism, Japanese language school, family, Asahi Baseball Team, food, housing, living conditions, Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), work, employment, festivals, children, travel, health, sports, language, Chinatown, marriage, gardening, church, dance, teaching, Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre (JCCC), Japan town
Interview with Winston Hayashi 2022.007 Pre War, World War II, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s English World War II Vancouver, BC, Toronto, ON, Port Hope, ON, Japan Anglicanism, church, discrimination, education, nisei, sansei, religion, Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre (JCCC), children, commerce, food, work, issei, canneries, Japanese language school, language, family
Interview with Yukio Ode 2010.048 Pre War, World War II English World War II Japan, Griffin Lake, BC, Popoff, BC, Slocan City, BC, Yard Creek, BC, New Denver, BC, Toronto, ON, Japan, Kelowna, BC, Powell Street, Vancouver, BC family, farming, travel, nisei, education, Japanese language school, road camps, issei, agriculture, employment, living conditions, military, Asahi Baseball Team, social activity, church, health, Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre (JCCC), sports, community