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 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 Hisako Shin Shinkoda 2010.038 Pre War, Post War, World War II, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000s English World War II Japan, Britannia Beach, Squamish, BC, Whonnock, BC, Mission, BC, Montreal, QC, Tashme, BC, Kaslo, BC, Vancouver, BC, Hope, BC logging, housing, family, education, farming, health, marriage, Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre (JCCC), odori, volunteer, boat works, food, language, discrimination, music, bathhouse, sports, clothing, religion, Buddhism, United Church, travel, The Great Depression, transportation, children, Kika (Nikkei educated in Japan), community, Christianity
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 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 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 Kim Wakabayashi 2010.006 Pre War, Post War, World War II, 1930s, 1940s, 1990s, 2000s English World War II Japan, Vancouver, BC, Calgary, AB, Alberta, Canada picture bride, housing, small business, farming
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 Lyons 2010.036 Pre War, Post War, World War II, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000s, 2010s English World War II, Relocation, Forced Removal, Deportation, Internment Japan, Mission, BC, Vancouver, BC, Winnipeg, MB, Hope, BC, Hamilton, ON family, religion, Buddhism, farming, The Great Depression, travel, marriage, employment, radio, volunteer, War Measures Act, children, education, discrimination, Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR), language, children
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 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 Masashi "Mas" Shin 2011.019 Pre War, Post War, World War II, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000s English World War II, Relocation, Forced Removal, Attack on Pearl Harbour Whonnock, BC, Japan, Hastings Park, Vancouver, Revelstoke, BC, Chatham, ON, Toronto, ON, Mission, BC, Tashme, BC education, sports, family, employment, The Great Depression, Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre (JCCC), volunteer, discrimination, Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), housing, language, travel, farming, food, odori, music, bathhouse, sports, religion, Buddhism, United Church, logging, Kika (Nikkei educated in Japan)
Interview with Mitsuyoshi "Mits" Ito 2010.008 Pre War, Post War, World War II, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000s English World War II, Relocation, Forced Removal, Deportation, Internment Japan, Mission, BC, Haney, BC, Alberta, Canada, Hiroshima, Japan, Toronto, ON farming, work, Buddhism, Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre (JCCC)
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 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 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 Shigeo "William" Seko 2010.037 Pre War, Post War, World War II, 1900s, 1910s, 1940s, 1950s, 1970s English Redress, World War II, Relocation, Forced Removal, Internment Vancouver, BC, Hiroshima, Japan, Japan, Haney, BC, Maple Ridge, BC, Angler, ON, Petawawa, ON, Lemon Creek, BC, Oakville, ON, Toronto, ON, Angler, ON, Japan, Lemon Creek, BC, Maple Ridge, BC, Oakville, ON, Vancouver, BC family, boat works, farming, Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre (JCCC), volunteer, children, employment, logging, education, language, food, internment camps, road camps, bathhouse, military, censorship, sports, health, deportation, travel, housing, religion, transportation
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 Susan Hidaka 2011.038 Pre War, Post War English Redress Okanagan, BC, Japan, Calgary, AB, Toronto, ON, USA housing, family, music, education, farming, food, language, Momiji, volunteer, clothing, discrimination, religion, sports, fishing, Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre (JCCC), National Association of Japanese Canadian (NAJC), employment, travel
Interview with Thomas Matsui 2011.047 Pre War, Post War English Relocation, Forced Removal Japan, Vancouver, BC, Powell Street, Vancouver, BC, East Lillooet, BC, Toronto, ON, Kingston, ON family, employment, marriage, education, housing, The Great Depression, discrimination, farming, military, Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), sports, housing, religion, United Church, Jewish community, sports, religion, language, children, photography, logging
Interview with Tsutomu "Stony" Nakano 2010.057 World War II, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1970s English Relocation, Forced Removal, Attack on Pearl Harbour Alberta, Canada, Britannia Beach, Squamish, BC, Chatham, ON, Fraser Valley, BC, Griffin Lake, BC, Hamilton, ON, Hastings Park, Vancouver, Hope, BC, Lethbridge, AB, London, ON, Maple Ridge, BC, Mission, BC, Montreal, QC, New Denver, BC, Ontario, Canada, Revelstoke, BC, Ruskin, BC, Tashme, BC, Three Valley, BC, Toronto, ON, Vancouver, BC agriculture, Asahi Baseball Team, baseball, bathhouse, beet fields, Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR), employment, enemy alien, family, farming, gardening, logging, men-only work camps, Nikkei Voice newspaper, recreation, road camps, Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), travel, work
Interview with William (Bill) Tasaburo Hashizume 2010.009 Pre War, Post War, World War II, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s English World War II, Atomic Bomb, Attack on Pearl Harbour Osaka, Japan, Japan, Nagasaki, Japan, Mission, BC, Toronto, ON, Fraser Valley, BC farming, work, career, nisei, education
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
Interview with: Harold Yutaka Yoneyama 2010.019 Pre War, Post War, World War II, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s English World War II, Relocation, Forced Removal, Attack on Pearl Harbour Fraser Valley, BC, Haney, BC, Alberta, Canada, Toronto, ON farming, education, Kika (Nikkei educated in Japan), communities, work