Sedai: Oral History Catalogue

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Title Accession number Period Language Event Location Topic
Interview with Arthur Ikeda 2011.013 Pre War, Post War, World War II English Redress, World War II, Relocation, Forced Removal, Attack on Pearl Harbour, Internment Powell Street, Vancouver, BC, Tashme, BC, New Denver, BC, New Westminster, BC, Toronto, ON, Kaslo, BC language, family, housing, employment, education, housing, canneries, farming, fishing, religion, Jewish community, travel, Buddhism, family, food, deportation, immigration, bathhouse, gardening, clothing, children, marriage, transportation
Interview with Bob Takagi and Shirley Takagi (nee Usami) 2011.041 Pre War, Post War, World War II, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s English Redress, World War II, Relocation, Forced Removal, Internment Haney, BC, Vancouver, BC, Mission, BC, Powell Street, Vancouver, BC, Toronto, ON, New Denver, BC, Lemon Creek, BC housing, family, immigration, marriage, farming, Christianity, sports, Buddhism, discrimination, language, education, fishing, United Church, bathhouse, road camps, gardening, ghost towns
Interview with Chiyo Seko 2010.051 World War II Japanese World War II, Internment Japan, Toronto, ON, Port Credit, Mississauga, ON, Montreal, QC 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
Interview with Eleanor Maruno (nee Tsuchiya) 2011.159 Pre War, Post War English Redress Vancouver, BC, USA, Revelstoke, BC, Japan 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
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 George Nakamura 2011.049 Pre War, Post War, World War II English Redress, Attack on Pearl Harbour Salt Spring Island, BC, Vancouver Island, BC, USA, Victoria, BC, Chatham, ON, Hastings Park, Vancouver, Powell Street, Vancouver, BC, Slocan City, BC, Popoff, BC employment, bathhouse, Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre (JCCC), family, housing, immigration, health, sports, martial arts, travel, transportation, language, marriage, food, farming, Anglicanism, United Church, discrimination, radio
Interview with Harry Yoshida 2010.060 Pre War, Post War, World War II, 1940s, 1950s English World War II, Relocation, Forced Removal, Atomic Bomb, Attack on Pearl Harbour Japan, Toronto, ON, Vancouver Island, BC, USA, Tashme, BC education, immigration, family, Prisoner of War (POW), marriage, military, food, employment, Kika (Nikkei educated in Japan)
Interview with Hideo Takahashi 2010.076 Pre War, World War II English Attack on Pearl Harbour, Internment Britannia Beach, Squamish, BC, Vancouver, BC, Petawawa, ON, Toronto, ON, Winnipeg, MB, Angler, ON, Port Credit, Mississauga, ON housing, immigration, mining, employment, language, family, Prisoner of War (POW), education, Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), military, music, ghost towns, Asahi Baseball Team, language, discrimination, martial arts
Interview with Honourable John Allen Fraser 2014.266  Post War, World War II, World War I English Redress, World War II, Forced Removal, Attack on Pearl Harbour, Internment Vancouver, BC, Ottawa, ON, Japan Japan, communities, discrimination, employment, education, family, immigration, internment camps, logging, work
Interview with Jean Nagata (nee Nobuko) 2010.031 Pre War, Post War, World War II, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s English, Japanese World War II Alberta, Canada, Vancouver, BC, Japan, Toronto, ON, Kitsilano, BC, Shaughnessy Heights, BC, Vancouver, BC family, travel, education, church, food, gardening, agriculture, fishing, festivals, temple, living conditions, music, discrimination, bathhouse, Buddhism, family, immigration, Japan, living in Japan, propaganda, social life, travel, United Church, work
Interview with John Yoshioka 2011.234 Pre War, Post War, World War II English Redress, World War II, Attack on Pearl Harbour Vancouver, BC, Toronto, ON, Kelowna, BC, Lethbridge, AB, Montreal, QC, Greenwood, BC, Japan, Powell Street, Vancouver, BC, Oakville, ON employment, family, religion, martial arts, military, language, sports, road camps, Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre (JCCC), travel, censorship, children, education, immigration, censorship, discrimination, career
Interview with Josie Yoshioka (nee Yano) 2011.231 Pre War, Post War, World War II English Redress, World War II, Attack on Pearl Harbour Tashme, BC, Toronto, ON, Kelowna, BC, Slocan City, BC, Powell Street, Vancouver, BC, Montreal, QC, Vancouver, BC, Greenwood, BC, Japan travel, education, housing, discrimination, family, employment, immigration, marriage, children, health, food, language, volunteer, Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre (JCCC), education, religion, bathhouse, Buddhism, church, transportation, The Great Depression, farming, housing, clothing, United Church, men-only work camps, radio, music, newspaper, Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), career
Interview with Kay Honda (nee Yamamoto) 2010.043 Post War, World War II English Redress, World War II, Internment Japan, USA, Vancouver, BC, Lulu Island, BC, Steveston, BC, New Denver, BC, Hamilton, ON, London, ON, Sandon, BC, New Denver, BC, Hastings Park, Vancouver, Toronto, ON, Fingal, ON, Neys, ON farming, agriculture, family, Buddhism, church, employment, education, nuns/sisters, church, festivals, dance, odori, Momiji, community, food, housing, gardening, internment camps, sports, photography, road camps, transportation, language, boat works, discrimination, fishing, War Measures Act, Prisoner of War (POW), Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre (JCCC), National Association of Japanese Canadian (NAJC), military, teaching, living conditions, health, road camps, issei, Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), radio, fishing, boat works, children, discrimination, language, radio, ghost towns, nisei, dance, immigration, language, marriage, discrimination, picture bride, photography, church, employment
Interview with Keo Shibatani 2010.075 Pre War, Post War, World War II English Deportation Vancouver, BC, Hastings Park, Vancouver, Hope, BC, Tashme, BC, Japan, Toronto, ON family, nisei, education, clothing, deportation, boat works, immigration, The Great Depression, health, language, education, Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), children, military, housing, marriage, transportation, Jewish community, food, bathhouse, discrimination, religion, Christianity, Buddhism
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 Lillie Reiko Yano 2010.061 Post War, World War II English Redress, World War II, Attack on Pearl Harbour, Internment Ruskin, BC, Vancouver, BC, Japan, USA, Alberta, Canada, Lethbridge, AB, Whonnock, BC, Burnaby, BC family, fishing, language, immigration, picture bride, farming, logging, transportation, discrimination, immigration, employment, British Columbia Security Commission, travel, curfew, police, Prisoner of War (POW), marriage, internment camps, road camps, photography, Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), agriculture, education, teaching, living conditions, festivals, dance, boat works, children, marriage, employment, discrimination
Interview with Margaret Suyuko Adamson (nee Kimura) 2011.069 Pre War, Post War English Attack on Pearl Harbour, Internment USA, Japan, Toronto, ON family, employment, mining, immigration, language, food, internment camps, curfew, bathhouse, The Great Depression, discrimination, farming, education, health, family, police, transportation, travel, housing, gardening, volunteer, marriage, children
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 Mary Setsuko Katsuno (nee Ishii) 2011.153 Pre War, Post War English Redress, Attack on Pearl Harbour, Internment Japan, Vancouver, BC, Victoria, BC, Popoff, BC, Montreal, QC, Powell Street, Vancouver, BC, USA, Toronto, ON, Slocan City, BC, New Denver, BC family, children, immigration, newspaper, United Church, transportation, odori, church, Buddhism, employment, food, marriage, language, discrimination, education, The Great Depression, religion, farming, Christianity, odori, language, education, The Great Depression, Asahi Baseball Team, teaching, volunteer, health, military, food, sports, bathhouse, radio, music, photography, transportation, housing, church, sports, language, travel, clothing
Interview with Masako Okawara (nee Isoshima) 2011.196 Pre War, Post War English Redress, Attack on Pearl Harbour Haney, BC, Toronto, ON, New Denver, BC, USA, Japan teaching, immigration, United Church, Buddhism, family, travel, language, bathhouse, Ikebana, religion, immigration, education, Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre (JCCC), volunteer, clothing, travel, music, odori, housing, food, marriage, health, children, travel, transportation, farming, employment, boat works
Interview with Miyoko "Miyo" Nakamura (nee Fujita) 2011.021 Pre War, Post War, World War II English Redress, World War II, Attack on Pearl Harbour New Westminster, BC, Ruskin, BC, Tashme, BC, Kingston, ON, Powell Street, Vancouver, BC, Whonnock, BC, Hope, BC, Toronto, ON family, farming, curfew, education, housing, employment, food, Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre (JCCC), marriage, Buddhism, radio, photography, Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), religion, language, United Church, immigration, travel, discrimination
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 Nori and Blanche Kanashiro 2011.090 Pre War, Post War, World War II English Redress, World War II Japan, Lethbridge, AB, Steveston, BC, Ocean Falls, BC immigration, language, family, employment, canneries, travel, farming, bathhouse, discrimination, health, education, housing, Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR), mining, The Great Depression, marriage, transportation, children, religion, United Church, newspaper, food, military
Interview with Roy Matsui 2010.047 Pre War, Post War, World War II English Redress, World War II, Relocation, Attack on Pearl Harbour, Internment USA, Vancouver, BC, Japan, Marpole, BC, Sandon, BC, Montreal, QC, New Denver, BC, Ottawa, ON, Etobicoke, ON, Lemon Creek, BC, Angler, ON, Toronto, ON immigration, marriage, employment, family, travel, education, mining, relocation centres, ghost towns, Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre (JCCC), nisei, community, Prisoner of War (POW), career, housing, internment camps, police, photography, discrimination, Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), military, British Columbia Security Commission, curfew, mining, language, social activity, living conditions, music, boat works, language, sports, Asahi Baseball Team, radio, health, food, Momiji, transportation, language, religion, Buddhism, Anglicanism
Interview with Roy Sato 2012.006 Pre War, Post War, World War II, World War I English World War I, World War II, Forced Removal, Internment Japan, Royston, BC, Hastings Park, Vancouver, Sandon, BC, Slocan City, BC, New Denver, BC, Petawawa, ON, Vancouver Island, BC issei, immigration, family, farming, agriculture, road camps, ghost towns, health, buildings, internment camps, clothing, food, children, nisei, mining, buildings, teaching, recreation, children, detention camps, communities, education, agriculture, community, police, transportation, logging, health, communities, Buddhism, temple, religion, internment camps, Jewish community, Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)
Interview with Roy Takumi Honda 2010.044 Post War, World War II English Redress, World War II, Relocation, Forced Removal, Attack on Pearl Harbour Japan, USA, Whiterock, BC, Vancouver, BC, Cloverdale, Surrey, BC, Chapleau, ON, Hamilton, ON, London, ON, 11 Mile, BC, Woodfibre, BC, Tashme, BC, Hiroshima, Japan immigration, family, employment, picture bride, marriage, National Association of Japanese Canadian (NAJC), communities, language, music, dance, social activity, children, Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre (JCCC), church, transportation, discrimination, health, Jewish community, gardening, Trans Canada Highway, travel, road camps, farming, fishing, sports, festivals, living conditions, food, Buddhism, religion, Anglicanism, farming, education
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 Shizuye Matsui (nee Kosaka) 2011.048 Pre War, Post War English Redress, Attack on Pearl Harbour, Internment Japan, Vancouver, BC, Hastings Park, Vancouver, Kitsilano, BC, Winnipeg, MB, Lemon Creek, BC, Slocan City, BC, Montreal, QC, Toronto, ON, Kingston, ON, Kaslo, BC immigration, education, language, marriage, employment, United Church, gardening, ghost towns, family, road camps, food, children, housing, discrimination, music, religion, Buddhism, travel
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 Takehiko "Tak" Yoshida 2013.141 Post War, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s English Japan, Toronto, ON immigration, career, Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre (JCCC), family
Interview with Tatsuo and Kimiyo 'Kim' Sakauye (nee Yamamoto) 2011.042 Pre War, Post War, World War II, 1950s, 1960s English Redress, World War II, Relocation, Forced Removal, Internment Victoria, BC, Tofino, BC, Japan, Montreal, QC, Hastings Park, Vancouver, Tashme, BC, Schreiber, ON, Slocan City, BC education, language, discrimination, United Church, employment, family, marriage, immigration, fishing, food, boat works, travel, Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre (JCCC), volunteer, housing, language, sports, children, road camps, dance