Densho Digital Archive
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-01-0022

NM: It was something like camp again. [Laughs] Only there's no fence. It was nice. They had a family place, they're building a family, lot of family coming in, so they were building apartments like that. And then the single guys, we got a dormitory. So the singles stayed in the dormitory, and people, when they bring their wife, would get a cabin, house. It was okay, yeah. But we walked to work. Yeah, the factory like that, walk about three or four blocks.

TI: And how many Japanese were there, and what other groups were there?

NM: Right there, there was, cafeteria was always full. So there was quite a bit of Japanese. 'Cause when I went there, there was a lot of Japanese. [Laughs]

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