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Interview with Masayuki "Mahjong" Yoshimura

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Title: Interview with Masayuki "Mahjong" Yoshimura
Interviewer: Kodama-Nishimoto, Michi
Interviewee: Yoshimura, Masayuki "Mahjong"
Keywords: Ethnic Relations
Family Life
Issue Date: 1986
Series/Report no.: Waikiki, 1910 - 1985: Oral Histories
Description: A man describes his parents' background; Ohua Street neighborhood--housing camp, families, and shops; baseball, football and surfing; father's taxi stand and parents' dry cleaning business; mother's cooking; ogo (seaweed) gathering; coin diving for tourists; Kapiolani Park; childhood activities, including cream can polo and mischief; photography interest; Waikiki School and teachers; trip to Japan; Ibaraki Store job; career in sales in bakery and lumber businesses; and selling techniques.
office worker, store worker, bakery salesman, lumber salesman; Japanese; male
Interview conducted in English.
Sponsor: State
Pages/Duration: 1 hr, 55 min
32 pages
Geographic Coverage: Kapahulu, Oahu
Appears in Collections:Waikiki, 1910–1985: Oral Histories

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