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Interview with Kimiko Kuwana Sakai

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Title:Interview with Kimiko Kuwana Sakai
Contributors:Piianaia, Nancy (interviewer)
Sakai, Kimiko Kuwana (interviewee)
Keywords:Family Life
Natural Disasters
South Hilo (district)
Date Issued:1998
Series:Tsunamis Remembered: Oral Histories of Survivors and Observers in Hawaii Volume II
Source:29-12-1-98, 29-13-2-98, 29-14-3-98
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.
Pages/Duration:38 min
60 pages
Coverage (Spatial):Hilo, Hawaii (island)
Appears in Collections: Tsunamis Remembered: Oral Histories of Survivors and Observers in Hawai‘i

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