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Gary Otoshi oral history interview, part 1 of 5, September 27, 2005
Otoshi discusses his childhood growing up in Honolulu including talking about his childhood home; father's occupation; his neighborhood and neighbors; and mother's laundry business. He then talks about his father's involvement with Hiroshima Kenjinkai and the tanomoshi-ko financial system; and discusses plantation workers, friendships, and recreational activities such as surfing and fishing. Lastly, Otoshi discusses his siblings, speaking Pidgin at home, memorable teachers, attending Japanese language school, and a linguist position he held in Okinawa.
Oral History Item Type Metadata
Date of Birth
1924 Sep 06
Location of Birth
Branch of Service
Entrance into Service
Otoshi, Gary: narrator, Miyamoto, Phil: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Gary Otoshi oral history interview, part 1 of 5, September 27, 2005,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed October 5, 2023, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1050154.