George Fujimoto oral history interview, part 1 of 3, May 19, 2006


Dublin Core


Fujimoto talks about his birthplace in California. He explains how his father immigrated to the United States. He describes his parents physical appearances. He discusses his parent's marriage. He lists his siblings. He talks about his family's move to Loveland, Colorado. He describes the extent of his family's community involvement. He discusses his religious background. He talks about photographs of his extended family. He describes the food that was served in his childhood home. Fujimoto describes the demographics of his community in Loveland, Colorado. He briefly talks about his mother's family. He shares information about his family's knowledge of languages. He explains what he did during holidays and during his leisure time. He discusses his chores. He shares his memories of his father and mother. He talks about his siblings roles on his family farm. He describes the living conditions on his family farm. He discusses his experiences while in primary school. He talks about Japanese community events. He lists his childhood friends. He explains why his family was not able to purchase another farm. He explains why he left school. He talks about his struggles in school. He briefly describes a competition with a neighboring farm. Fujimoto explains how he traded his produce for food. He talks about the local grocery store. He explains how he stored cold food.






Spatial Coverage



Oral History Item Type Metadata


Date of Birth

1920 Jan 13

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service




Fujimoto, George: narrator, Horsting, Richard: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “George Fujimoto oral history interview, part 1 of 3, May 19, 2006,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed June 14, 2024,