Arthur Kurahara oral history interview, part 1 of 4, October 6, 2004

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Description

Kurahara discusses his Mother Kisa being born in Hawaii and works in the sugar mill and as a maid. His Father Mitsuo is born in Japan and immigrates to the United States. Kurahara's Father works as a truck driver and cement worker.

Kurahara has one brother named Walter and four sisters Jean, Beatrice, Florence, and Sadako. Growing up he has a good relationship with his parents and siblings. He is closest with Walter although there is a five year difference between the two.

Kurahara gets along with all races and plays sports of all types. He describes his childhood home being in an all Japanese Community. There are four bedrooms, living room, dining room, kitchen. The rent is free prewar but after the war rent is charged.

During Kurahara's school years, he attends Japanese School in addition to primary school for 12 years. At Japanese school he attends every day for one hour. He learns how to read, write Japanese, Japanese customs and American historical figures.

Format

video/m4v

Extent

0:29:02

Language

Identifier

2004OH0498_01_Kurahara

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/498-Kurahara-Arthur-1.m4v

Date of Birth

1921 Jul 08

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service

Location of Basic Training

Index

Yes

Citation

Kurahara, Arthur: narrator et al., “Arthur Kurahara oral history interview, part 1 of 4, October 6, 2004,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed July 24, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1050836.