Raymond Jiro Takisaki oral history interview, part 1 of 4, September 26, 2006

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Description

Takisaki talks about his birthplace. He describes his mother and father's early lives. He explains why his father immigrated to the United States. He discusses his parents marriage. He talks about the Japanese cultural concept of a Mukoyoshi. Takisaki describes his parent's personalities. He shares his memories of his mother. He talks about his siblings. He discusses his sisters death. He describes his family home. He talks about cultural foods and foods for New Years Eve. He describes the demographics in his hometown of Bellevue, Washington. Takisaki talks about his religious upbringing and the religious school he attended, Maryknoll School. He briefly talks about his participation in kendo. He shares his experiences with discrimination. He describes his Japanese American identity. He talks about his family's forced removal. He discusses the Attack on Pearl Harbor and the aftermath. He talks about when the FBI arrested his father. He describes being drafted and his life at Camp Shelby. He talks about his unit, 171st Infantry Battalion. He briefly talks about the MIS and being discharged because of his injuries.

Format

video/m4v

Extent

0:59:18

Language

Identifier

2006OH0728A_01_Takisaki

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/728A-Takisaki-Jiro-1.m4v

Date of Birth

1924 Mar 09

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service

Index

Yes

Citation

Takisaki, Jiro: narrator, Horsting, Robert: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Raymond Jiro Takisaki oral history interview, part 1 of 4, September 26, 2006,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed May 27, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1051554.