Ted Naomi Kurahara oral history interview, part 2 of 2, July 23, 2006


Dublin Core


Kurahara continues to talk about his combat experiences while in the Apennine Mountains. He explains how he was injured while in this mountain range. He also explains how he reconnected with his unit after he was infirmed. He discusses other brief skirmishes with German soldiers. He describes his unit's travel through Italy. He explains how the communities in the Italian Alps were different from everywhere else in Italy. He talks about the extent to which he communicated with veteran soldiers in his unit. He describes guarding German Prisoners of War. He discusses being discharged. He describes his family's lives after World War Two was over. Kurahara talks about his time in art school. He explains how he met his wife. He talks about working as an artist. He explains why he moved to New York City. He talks about his teaching career. He describes the network he used to find employment outside of teaching. He discusses the Pratt Institute. He describes his artwork. He talks about the galleries he operated. He lists his honors and awards relating to his artwork. He describes his children and grandchildren. He explains the legacy of the Nisei. He discusses his primary school activities. He talks about his high school art studies. He explains how he transitioned from an art career to a career in the military. He explains why he rejects his military experiences. He describes his Japanese American identity. He talks about the extent to which his military experiences are represented in his artwork.






Spatial Coverage



Oral History Item Type Metadata



Date of Birth

1925 Jul 16

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service

Location of Basic Training




Kurahara, Ted Naomi: narrator, Leivici, Joanne: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Ted Naomi Kurahara oral history interview, part 2 of 2, July 23, 2006,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed May 21, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1049841.