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Suneko Oye oral history interview, part 1 of 4, October 2, 2008
Oye begins the interview speaking about her family background and how her father and mother began their journey to California. Once settled in Salinas, her family opened a parlor, selling candy and dry-goods. During her childhood, she was able to enjoy traveling, dancing and playing the shamisen. As her father owned a car but didn't drive, they would have their neighbors drive them around to different places, where they were able to see different parts of California. Next, she talks about her mother and how she would sew all of her costumes for her performances and cook big meals for New Years.
Oye, Suneko: narrator, Horsting, Robert: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Suneko Oye oral history interview, part 1 of 4, October 2, 2008,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed September 25, 2023, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1051608.