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Interview with Herbert S. Nishimoto
|Title:||Interview with Herbert S. Nishimoto|
|Interviewee:||Nishimoto, Herbert S.|
North Hilo (district)
|Series/Report no.:||Tsunamis Remembered: Oral Histories of Survivors and Observers in Hawaii Volume II|
|Description:||Ninole-born man describes plantation life, including his parents and their contract sugarcane field and family grocery store. He describes his swimming workouts and other outdoor activities. He gives a detailed account of the 1946 tsunami: being dragged out to sea by the third wave, floating on makeshift raft, meeting two other survivors, climbing aboard a raft dropped from a plane and being rescued. He also talks about his recruitment into military service, Vietnam experience, and his philosophy based on the events of his life.|
sugar plantation field worker, soldier; Japanese; male
Interview conducted in English.
|Geographic Coverage:||Aiea, Oahu|
|Appears in Collections:||Tsunamis Remembered: Oral Histories of Survivors and Observers in Hawai‘i|
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