Kenneth Ota oral history interview, part 1 of 4, July 26, 2002

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Description

Ota begins the interview talking about his family and how his parents came from Nagasaki to Washington. His father would work his way up from being a janitor to owning hotels and restaurants while Kenneth and his siblings went to school and played sports. He talks about his childhood and the Japanese culture that influenced him. He also talks about facing discrimination throughout his childhood, until he moved to Ellensburg and was the only Japanese child in the neighborhood, and there he felt more accepted. He would attend Garfield High School and play sports throughout his time there, even getting to travel through different parts of Washington.

Format

video/m4v

Extent

0:29:00

Language

Spatial Coverage

Identifier

2002OH0295_01_Ota

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/295-Ota-Kenji-1.m4v

Date of Birth

1918 Dec 01

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service

Location of Basic Training

Index

Yes

Citation

Ota, Kenneth: narrator, Horsting, Robert: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Kenneth Ota oral history interview, part 1 of 4, July 26, 2002,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed June 8, 2023, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1053030.