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Interview with Hayato Okino

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Title:Interview with Hayato Okino
Contributors:Nishimoto, Warren (interviewer)
Okino, Hayato (interviewee)
Natural Disasters
South Hilo (district)
Date Issued:1999
Series:Tsunamis Remembered: Oral Histories of Survivors and Observers in Hawaii Volume II
Source:29-47-1-99, 29-48-2-99
Description:A Waiakea-born man talks about the housing, fishing-related occupations, fish markets, and the layout and history of neighboring Shinmachi. Eleven years old in 1923, he describes the receding waters of the tidal wave. He also remembers the 1960 tidal wave, which destroyed his Hilo auto parts shop.
salesperson, auto parts shop owner; Japanese; male
Interview conducted in English.
Pages/Duration:55 min
31 pages
Coverage (Spatial):Hilo, Hawaii (island)
Appears in Collections: Tsunamis Remembered: Oral Histories of Survivors and Observers in Hawai‘i

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