DescriptionIn this "I remember" memoir, Yoshiko Nakamura Hasegawa remembers her father. He emigrated from Japan in 1906 because of economic depression, and moved to California. He steadily worked his way upward as a successful, hardworking business man in the foods and produce industry. In 1921, he married Yoshiko's mother as a result of an arrangement by their families. After Pearl Harbor in 1941, Mr. Nakamura was forced to sell his business, give up his home, and evacuate himself and his family to an internment camp in Arizona. There, he became involved in the internal management of the camp, and helped organize activities to boost morale. A few years later, Charles Seabrook contacted him and offered him a position and a home at Seabrook. The Nakamuras lived and worked at Seabrook until 1950, when they moved to New York City. Mr. Nakamura returned to his businessman roots, and opened up a successful dry cleaning business and a gift shop. He passed away in 1965, but is fondly remembered. The Seabrook Educational and Cultural Center has been soliciting current and past residents of Seabrook Farms for an "I remember" project. Residents are asked to create narratives regarding their experiences at Seabrook Farms. These memories help preserve the history and multi-cultural heritage of Seabrook Farms.
Organization NameSeabrook Educational and Cultural Center
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