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Interview with Kimiko Kuwana Sakai

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Title: Interview with Kimiko Kuwana Sakai
Interviewer: Piianaia, Nancy
Interviewee: Sakai, Kimiko Kuwana
Keywords: Family Life
Natural Disasters
South Hilo (district)
Issue Date: 1998
Series/Report no.: Tsunamis Remembered: Oral Histories of Survivors and Observers in Hawaii Volume II
Description: Pahoa-born daughter of Japanese immigrants tells of growing up on the plantation, schooling, and working as a kitchen helper and cook. She speaks of her marriage to a fisherman and raising their children in Waiakea. Describing how they survived the 1960 tsunami, she includes a sketch of their escape route.
hospital kitchen worker, babysitter, cook; Japanese; female
Interview conducted in English.
Sponsor: State, Community
Pages/Duration: 38 min
60 pages
Geographic Coverage: Hilo, Hawaii (island)
Appears in Collections:Tsunamis Remembered: Oral Histories of Survivors and Observers in Hawai‘i

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