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Interview with Violet Okino Hirata
|Title:||Interview with Violet Okino Hirata|
|Contributors:||Nishimoto, Warren (interviewer)|
Hirata, Violet Okino (interviewee)
Hotels and Restaurants
South Hilo (district)
|Series:||Tsunamis Remembered: Oral Histories of Survivors and Observers in Hawaii Volume II|
|Description:||Hilo-born daughter of hotel owners recalls her family's business and clientele. She describes working in the hotel and watching over her younger brothers. In the hotel with her family when the tsunami hit, she chronicles the escape of family members, including brother George who was trapped under rubble, and the demise of a hotel guest. Interviewed with Takeshi Hirata.|
hotel worker, hairdresser; Japanese; female
Interview conducted in English.
|Pages/Duration:||1 hr, 30 min|
|Coverage (Spatial):||Hilo, Hawaii (island)|
|Appears in Collections:||
Tsunamis Remembered: Oral Histories of Survivors and Observers in Hawai‘i|
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