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Interview with Masaji Uyehara

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Title: Interview with Masaji Uyehara
Interviewer: Nishimoto, Warren
Kodama-Nishimoto, Michiko
Interviewee: Uyehara, Masaji
Keywords: Food
Hawaii (island)
Hotels and Restaurants
Plantation Life
World War II
Issue Date: 2002
Series/Report no.: The Oroku, Okinawa Connection: Local-style Restaurants in Hawaii
Description: A man looks back to his Maukaloa Camp childhood on the Big Island. Relocating to Waikiki, Oahu, he describes work as a chauffeur for the Cookes, bartender for brother Sam's Smile Cafe, and cook for Kau-Kau Korner. He explains the effects of World War II on island eateries. Also discussed are his own businesses, Ilima Drive Inn, Aiea Drive Inn, and Ilima Restaurant and Catering.
sugar plantation field laborer, chauffeur, server, bartender, cook, restaurant owner, caterer; Okinawan; male
Interview conducted in English.
Sponsor: State, Private
Pages/Duration: 2 hr, 45 mins
53 pages
Geographic Coverage: Honolulu, Oahu
Appears in Collections:The Oroku, Okinawa Connection: Local-Style Restaurants in Hawai‘i

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