Doi, Tonko (9/3/2019)

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Title

Doi, Tonko (9/3/2019)

Description

Toshiko (Tonko) Doi is a second-generation (Nisei) Japanese American born in the Boyle Heights neighborhood of East Los Angeles, California the day before Pearl Harbor was attacked. In this interview, she discusses her family's pre-war history, incarceration experiences at Santa Anita and Rohwer, and life in Cincinnati and later Chicago after World War II. Tonko recalls her parents' laundry/dry-cleaning business in Irving Park in North Chicago and describes her own work coordinating all-camp reunions and social club reunions for the Chicago Japanese American community.

Date

2019-09-03

Format

video

Interviewer

Takada, Anna

Interviewee

Doi, Tonko

Alternate Form of Name

Toshiko

Interview Keyword

Boyle Heights
Los Angeles
Yokohama
Sun-Maid Raisin Company
Rafu Shimpo
Soshin Jyogakko
Kibei
Santa Anita
Rohwer
Nisei
Sansei
Tule Lake
Cincinnati
Redress
Lakeview High School
Church of Christ Presbyterian
Fujinkai
Social clubs
Chicago Nisei Athletic Association
Cleaners

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0700


Citation

“Doi, Tonko (9/3/2019),” JASC Legacy Center Digital Collections, accessed May 27, 2022, http://digitalcollections.jasc-chicago.org/omeka/items/show/81.