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Emiko and Chizuko Omori Collection
Title: Hiroshi Kashiwagi Interview
Narrator: Hiroshi Kashiwagi
Interviewers: Chizu Omori (primary), Emiko Omori (secondary)
Location: San Francisco, California
Date: October 1, 1992
Densho ID: denshovh-khiroshi-01-0007

HK: So I was working on this play and it had to do with the loyalty question. And so, well actually, there was this couple, they fall in love in camp, and then they take opposing views. The fellow is opposed to the registration and the girl, who comes from the city, and has had a year or so of college, is more sophisticated, and has friends outside of camp and, who write to her, so that's an influence. And she, she tries to convince him that he should register and go out together. And they break up because of the registration, loyalty registration. And then years later, they meet again. This is forty years later. And meanwhile, they've had a life. They've married. She married a veteran, a Japanese American veteran, 442. And he married a girl in the town that he went to. And she, it turns out, really cared that he was a "no-no" and so it broke up their marriage. And she, on the other hand, though she married a veteran, has second thoughts about it. He suffers from his war experiences, has nightmares, and remembers the friend he lost in battle and so forth, and so that their marriage was not all that great. And she, by the time she comes to see him, feels that maybe, you know, she made the wrong decision, that they should have married.

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