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Frank Saburo Sato oral history interview, part 1 of 4, November 16, 2007
Sato discusses his parents' immigration to the United States, their physical traits and personalities; and also discusses his father's employment. He then talks about his childhood and discusses religion, his childhood home, his family's Japanese bath (furo), family meals, languages spoken at home, and decorations in his home. Next, Sato discusses his siblings, childhood neighborhood, attending school, playing football, and his childhood mentor. Sato also discusses celebrating holidays including New Years; discusses the attack on Pearl Harbor and aftermath; talks about his chores on the farm; and discusses recreational activities such as fishing. Lastly, Sato discusses Executive Order 9066; forced removal; talks about the items he brought to Puyallup temporary detention facility; and discusses his first impressions of Puyallup.
Oral History Item Type Metadata
Date of Birth
1929 Mar 16
Location of Birth
War or Conflict
Branch of Service
Sato, Frank Saburo: narrator, Horsting, Robert: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Frank Saburo Sato oral history interview, part 1 of 4, November 16, 2007,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed March 20, 2023, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1053564.