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Interview with Bunji Fujimoto

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Title: Interview with Bunji Fujimoto
Interviewer: Nishimoto, Warren
Interviewee: Fujimoto, Bunji
Keywords: Natural Disasters
North Hilo (district)
Plantation Life
Sugar Cane
Issue Date: 1998
Series/Report no.: Tsunamis Remembered: Oral Histories of Survivors and Observers in Hawaii Volume II
Description: The son of an independent sugarcane grower remembers family life, cane cutting work, and schooling. A Laupahoehoe School student, he describes the receding ocean and the tidal wave that claimed the lives of fellow students, including his younger brother, and teachers on April 1, 1946.
sugar plantation field worker, agriculture laboratory worker; Japanese; male
Interview conducted in English.
Sponsor: State, Community
Pages/Duration: 1 hr, 50 min
29 pages
Geographic Coverage: Hilo, Hawaii (island)
Appears in Collections:Tsunamis Remembered: Oral Histories of Survivors and Observers in Hawai‘i

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