Interview with Robert Hirayama

dc.contributor.interviewee Hirayama, Robert, 1939- en_US
dc.contributor.interviewer Nishimoto, Warren en_US 2015-03-17T01:08:41Z 2015-03-25T23:03:12Z 2015-03-17T01:08:41Z 2015-03-25T23:03:12Z 2014 en_US 2014 en_US
dc.description Interview conducted in English. en_US
dc.description Interview conducted at Wahiawā, Oʻahu. en_US
dc.description.abstract Robert Masato Hirayama, Jr., the oldest of four siblings, was born in 1939 in Lānaʻi City, Lānaʻi. His father, Robert Masato Hirayama, Sr. and mother, Sadako Hanamoto Hirayama, settled on Lānaʻi after living on Hawaiʻi Island, where Robert, Sr. was a carpenter on a sugar plantation at Pāʻauhau. Robert, Sr. worked in a similar capacity on Lānaʻi as carpenter for Hawaiian Pineapple Company. The Hirayama family lived in Lānaʻi City, Block 17, House 19. Robert Hirayama, Jr. attended Lānaʻi High and Elementary School, graduating in 1957. With an aspiration to be a high school shop teacher, he attended and graduated from The Stout Institute in Menomonie, Wisconsin. In 1961, he taught one semester at Kailua High School before beginning his forty-year career as a shop teacher at Leilehua High School on Oʻahu from 1962 to 2002. A longtime Wahiawā,Oʻahu, resident, he often returns to Lānaʻi to hunt and fish. He still owns and maintains the family home in Lānaʻi City. en_US
dc.format.digitalorigin Reformatted digital en_US
dc.format.extent 27 pages en_US
dc.language eng en_US
dc.publisher Center for Oral History, Social Science Research Institute, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Lānaʻi: Reflecting on the Past; Bracing for the Future en_US
dc.source.local 56-57-1-14 en_US
dc.title Interview with Robert Hirayama en_US
dc.type Interview en_US
dc.type.dcmi Text en_US
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