Harvey Kitaoka oral history interview, part 1 of 7, January 23, 2005

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Dublin Core

Description

Kitaoka discusses his birth date, birth place and his parents. His Issei Father immigrates from Japan to the United States and works on the Railroad. Eventually he returns back to Japan to marry Kitaoka's Mother who is a picture bride. Growing up Kitaoka's Father is the bread winner and his Mother is a house wife.

During Kitaoka's formative school years, he also attends Japanese School and also helps out on the family 15 acre farm. He discusses influential teachers and values he learns from school. Kitaoka's favorite sport is Judo. He recalls judo matches, Nisei Week, and going to Little Tokyo to watch movies.


Format

video/m4v

Extent

0:23:13

Language

Spatial Coverage

Identifier

2005OH0523_01_Kitaoka

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/523-Kitaoka-Harvey-1.m4v

Date of Birth

1926 Jul 06

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service

Location of Basic Training

Campaigns/Battles

Index

Yes

Citation

Kitaoka, Harvey: narrator, Hawkins, Richard: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Harvey Kitaoka oral history interview, part 1 of 7, January 23, 2005,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed May 23, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1051060.