Molly Kimura

Molly shares stories from the Tule Lake and recollections of Marysville’s pre-war Japantown.

Video Timeline

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00:00 – Introduction

00:18 – Clip 1
When the war comes, Molly was moved to Tule Lake. She missed her graduation. Molly shares a story about how her teacher told her she would be imprisoned.

13:23 – Clip 2
Molly shares her views on religion, music and hobbies at camp.

17:07 – Clip 3
Molly shares how she was able to learn the tea ceremony, calligraphy, and Japanese language classes.

19:39 – Clip 4
Molly talks about who was taken from Hawaii to be imprisoned. Buddhist ministers, and religious services at camp.

20:48 – Clip 5
Molly tells of her father’s and uncle’s philosophy on sending money back to Japan, and immigration in general.

23:39 – Credits

Video production provided by the Sacramento Educational Cable Consortium –

Photo Gallery

Primary source images to accompany Molly Kimura’s story. Images provided by Molly Kimura – Elk Grove Unified School District.

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