Goi , Mitsuo and Kikuno (7/2/2017)

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Title

Goi , Mitsuo and Kikuno (7/2/2017)

Description

Mitsuo and Kikuno Goi are a Kibei, Nisei couple who met in Chicago after WWII. Both were born in the U.S. but spent time in Japan as children. In this interview, Kikuno shares her experiences losing her parents at a young age, living in Japan with extended family, and in the United States in the foster care system. She recounts being sent back to the U.S. with her siblings just prior to the outbreak of war, and the emotional impact of being incarcerated at Tule Lake and Minidoka. Joined by their son Michael, the Goi's describe the challenges of establishing new lives and raising a familty in Chicago after the war.

Date

2017-07-02

Format

video

Interviewer

Takada, Anna

Interviewee

Goi, Mitsuo
Goi, Kikuno

Interview Keyword

Nisei
Kibei
Amache
Minidoka
Tule Lake
Oakland
New York
Edgewater Beach Hotel
Morton Steakhouse

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1200


Citation

“Goi , Mitsuo and Kikuno (7/2/2017),” JASC Legacy Center Digital Collections, accessed May 27, 2022, http://digitalcollections.jasc-chicago.org/omeka/items/show/31.