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Title: Cherry Kinoshita Interview
Narrator: Cherry Kinoshita
Interviewers: Becky Fukuda (primary), Tracy Lai (secondary)
Location: Seattle, Washington
Date: September 26, 1997
Densho ID: denshovh-kcherry-01-0017

CK: We all met at what used to be called Sick's Stadium there on Rainier. And then we got into these cars, and I can't remember if I was in the bus, but the sight of the stream of cars all with their headlights on moving down the freeway -- just miles -- and that was so inspiring to think all these people are out here to go to the Puyallup... and then that, that I think was the first, very first outpouring of -- no, I take that back, it was the bringing up of the feeling of the camp experience. Many people had either suppressed it or just put it aside and they didn't want to talk about it. I know my reason. When people asked me why didn't I talk about it, is that no one asked me. I mean, my son wasn't interested and you don't force this kind of thing on a person. So this is why I never talked to him about it because he didn't show any interest. But the Day of Remembrance was a very sobering event, where it first, you know all these feelings that were hidden began to surface and when you listened to the speakers and realized that, what a massive injustice this had been, that was the start of it...

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