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Preserving California's Japantowns Collection
Title: Nori Masuda Interview
Narrator: Nori Masuda
Interviewers: Jill Shiraki (primary); Tom Ikeda (secondary)
Location: Fresno, California
Date: March 10, 2010
Densho ID: denshovh-mnori-01-0016

NM: They organized that baseball team. See, once they get set, they have sporting head, they form maybe volleyball tournament, or baseball. So each athlete, baseball player, Zenimura, they come up and they said they wanted to make a diamond. "Okay, you make it." We went out there to help 'em with a shovel, and that was a hay field. It can't be done. It'll take you too long to do, shovel it. Get some plowing machine... so Zenimura and Yoshikawa, Tsukimura, they're the big ones, the heads, they went to the manager to see if we can get some equipment, buy tractor. We're gonna level that off in no time, if the farmer's willing to work on it. Said, "Okay," so they got a tractor, leveler, and then we went with that. We made two diamonds, baseball. Zenimura, all, they're always right on. Zenimura's the one that made the baseball. He's one of the best ones, yeah.

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