Clarence Tamayori oral history interview, part 3 of 5, August 26, 2007


Dublin Core


The interview with Clarence Yayoi Tamayori is combined with Robert Tokuo Nagata.

Clarence and Robert discuss their experience leaving Hawaii and going to the Mainland. They arrive in Oakland, CA, and go to Mississippi. On the train ride to Mississippi, Clarence says they are ordered to black out the windows.

At Camp Shelby, they have their basic training. Clarence and Robert talk about the differences between the Hawaiian Nisei and Mainland Nisei. To understand the Mainland Nisei, the Hawaiian Nisei goes to visit the internment camps. Clarence goes to Jerome and Robert goes to Rohwer. They each share their perspectives and experience visiting the camps.

In Hattiesburg, Clarence and Robert witness segregation and shares their stories.



Oral History Item Type Metadata


Date of Birth

1921 Jun 18

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service


Tamayori, Clarence: narrator Nagata, Robert: narrator, “Clarence Tamayori oral history interview, part 3 of 5, August 26, 2007,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed May 20, 2024,