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Interview with Bunji Fujimoto

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Title:Interview with Bunji Fujimoto
Contributors:Nishimoto, Warren (interviewer)
Fujimoto, Bunji (interviewee)
Keywords:Natural Disasters
North Hilo (district)
Plantation Life
Sugar Cane
Date Issued:1998
Series:Tsunamis Remembered: Oral Histories of Survivors and Observers in Hawaii Volume II
Source:29-22-1-98, 29-23-1-98
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.
Pages/Duration:1 hr, 50 min
29 pages
Coverage (Spatial):Hilo, Hawaii (island)
Appears in Collections: Tsunamis Remembered: Oral Histories of Survivors and Observers in Hawai‘i

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