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Interview with Miyo Asuka

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Title: Interview with Miyo Asuka
Interviewer: Kodama-Nishimoto, Michi
Interviewee: Asuka, Miyo
Keywords: Hotels and Restaurants
Japanese - Lifestyles
Land and Ownership
Issue Date: 1985
Series/Report no.: Waikiki, 1910 - 1985: Oral Histories
Description: A Japanese woman remembers village life in Japan, schooling, arranged marriage, immigration to Hawaii, first impressions of Waikiki, Asuka and Yoshida Camps, home laundry, neighbors, Pawaa Theatre, return to Japan and influenza epidemic, Pierpoint Hotel maid work, husband's Halekulani job, takeover of Asuka Camp, loss of lease, purchase of Kuhio Avenue property and building of apartment.
laundress, maid, seamstress, landlord; Japanese; female
Interview conducted in English.
Sponsor: State
Pages/Duration: 1 hr, 45 min
31 pages
Geographic Coverage: Honolulu, Oahu
Appears in Collections:Waikiki, 1910–1985: Oral Histories

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