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Chapter 23, 'Legacy'

Chapter 23, ‘Legacy’ At the time of her death Mizuko had twenty-six grandchildren and twenty (the number grew to a total of forty in the...

Chapter 18, segment 3 of 3, 'Confined'

Mizuko’s next door neighbors in unit 15-6-2 also posed a problem. While the majority of inmates were employed in one of the 70+ work...

Chapter 18, segment 2 of 3, 'Confined'

True to his word, Kaworu found a way to leave Manzanar. In mid-June, 1942 he and his older brother Jiro signed up for work ‘furloughs’ in...

Chapter 18, segment 1 of 3, 'Confined'

In the early morning before sunrise, on Tuesday, May 2, 1942, Mizuko woke with a start. Disoriented in the dim half-light, it took her a...

Chapter 16, segment 2 of 2, 'Survival'

One day during the summer of 1935, a letter arrived from Onorimura, Japan. Nine year-old Ayako, sitting on the entry steps to the house,...

Chapter 16, segment 1 of 2, 'Survival'

By 1934, the Great Depression had obliterated any dreams that Mizuko and her family had had about the Cash and Carry enterprise. She and...

Chapter 15, 'Kazuichi No More, 1930'

In the spring of 1930, Mizuko’s oldest stepdaughter Chiyoko, her husband Junji Kaneko, and their two daughters came south from Montana to...