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Interview with Helen Kusunoki

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Title:Interview with Helen Kusunoki
Contributors:Kodama-Nishimoto, Michi (interviewer)
Kusunoki, Helen (interviewee)
Keywords:Family Life
Japanese - Customs and Beliefs
Date Issued:1986
Series:Waikiki, 1910 - 1985: Oral Histories
Source:13-88-1-86, 13-91-2-86
Description:The daughter of a Waikiki lunchroom proprietor remembers her parents; father's Moana Hotel and Holt family employment; father's ice cream parlor; Unique Lunch Room menu, schedule and customers; Stonewall Gang; Chinese laundry and other neighborhood shops; childhood activities and mischief; Japanese bon dancing and hanamatsuri (Buddha's birthday); Natatorium and swimming meets; Kapiolani Park; schooling in Japan; and marriage.
(not discussed in interview); Japanese; female
Interview conducted in English.
Pages/Duration:2 hr, 40 min
42 pages
Coverage (Spatial):St. Louis Heights, Oahu
Appears in Collections: Waikiki, 1910–1985: Oral Histories

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