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Interview with Richard Takara

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Title:Interview with Richard Takara
Contributors:Kodama-Nishimoto, Michiko (interviewer)
Takara, Richard (interviewee)
Family Life
Hotels and Restaurants
Land and Ownership
Date Issued:2002
Series:The Oroku, Okinawa Connection: Local-style Restaurants in Hawaii
Source:40-14-1-02, 40-17-2-02, 40-18-3-02
Description:The eldest son of Kaimuki Inn owners describes his parents' work in the restaurant. He also recalls his family's move to Japan and experiences there during World War II. On their return to Hawaii, they opened George's Inn near Civic Auditorium. He talks about tanomoshi financing, learning to cook, and the downside of the restaurant business.
Okinawan; male
Interview conducted in English.
Pages/Duration:3 hr, 10 mins
26 pages
Coverage (Spatial):Honolulu, Oahu
Appears in Collections: The Oroku, Okinawa Connection: Local-Style Restaurants in Hawai‘i

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