Interview with June Mitsuko Shigemasa

dc.contributor.interviewee Shigemasa, June Mitsuko
dc.contributor.interviewer Nishimoto, Warren
dc.coverage.spatial Hilo, Hawaii (island) 2013-09-05T20:43:19Z 2015-03-25T23:39:25Z 2013-09-05T20:43:19Z 2015-03-25T23:39:25Z 1998
dc.description The daughter of a Tenrikyo minister recalls her Shinmachi church and home, parents, and childhood activities. She describes her father's and family's separate World War II internment in Mainland camps and her father's subsequent death. She tells of returning to Shinmachi and being caught in the 1946 tidal wave, which hit her house. She also describes her mother's healing ministry. In the 1960 tsunami, now married, she, her husband, and daughter narrowly escaped from the water flooding their Kumu Street home. She talks of buying their new house, made possible by a low-interest loan to those who lost homes in the disaster. She closes with her appreciation of life and thoughts on parenting.
dc.description homemaker, volunteer; Japanese; female
dc.description Interview conducted in English.
dc.description.sponsorship State, Community
dc.format.digitalorigin Reformatted digital
dc.format.extent 1 hr, 25 min
dc.format.extent 30 pages
dc.language eng
dc.relation.ispartof DU629 .H28 T78 2000
dc.relation.ispartofseries Tsunamis Remembered: Oral Histories of Survivors and Observers in Hawaii Volume I
dc.source.local 29-29-1-98, 29-30-1-98
dc.subject Family Life
dc.subject Natural Disasters
dc.subject Religion
dc.subject South Hilo (district)
dc.subject World War II
dc.title Interview with June Mitsuko Shigemasa
dc.type Interview
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