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Seiichi Shimomura oral history interview, part 1 of 5, August 8, 2004
Shimomura discusses his father including the origin of his name, his fishing hobby, and his immigration from Japan. He then talks about his parents' education and employment in Japan, as well as their disposition and his mother's love for baking. Next, Shimomura talks about his childhood including activities, discipline, and religion. Lastly, Shimomura talks about his great-uncle in Japan, discusses the Kempeitai (military police) in Japan, talks about his brother, and discusses celebrating holidays such as New Years.
Oral History Item Type Metadata
Date of Birth
1921 Apr 15
Location of Birth
War or Conflict
Entrance into Service
Shimomura, Seiichi: narrator et al., “Seiichi Shimomura oral history interview, part 1 of 5, August 8, 2004,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed June 8, 2023, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1050693.