Interview with Bun Kobayashi Yoshimori

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1987
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Bun Kobayashi Yoshimori, the fourth child of six, was born on June 29, 1898. Her parents were farmers in Hiroshima-ken, Japan. She helped on the farm, learned sewing and weaving, and attended six years of school. In 1917, she arrived in the Islands to be the wife of Ryoji Yoshimori. She arrived aboard the Siberia-Maru, which docked in Honolulu; from Honolulu she boarded the Kinau bound for Ahukini, Kauaʻi. For four years, the Yoshimoris lived in Puhi. Later, they moved to New Mill camp in Kōloa. Ryoji did plantation field work and tended Waitā Reservoir. He retired in 1965. Bun did field work for a brief time, cared for their six children, and took in laundry work. Now widowed, Bun still resides in Kōloa. She is active in senior citizens' activities. (as of 1987)$$Interview conducted in English.
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Kōloa, Kauaʻi, Hawaii
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