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The collection is comprised of seven volumes of the author's accounts from the time of the Attack on Pearl Harbor, during the mass removal and incarceration, and after being released from the Gila River camp. The collection documents his observation and thoughts on a variety issues during the war and the postwar time. Also included are some issues from the Gila River Co-op newsletters, which contain his essays, and Japanese translations of two English announcements presumably made by Captain Hide Hiraide, Imperial Japanese Navy, addressing citizens in the United States. All materials in this collection are digitized and available at the CSU Japanese American Digitization Project site; and also reproduced in a print format which are available at the Archives Reading Room.
Itsuhei Takano (1887 October 23-1967 January 3) was born in Yamashina, Japan on October 23, 1887 and ventured to the United Sates when he was 19. He met Tomeyo Kodama in California, who was also an Issei immigrant from Yamaguchi, Japan, and they married on August 23, 1913. They resided in Highland Park, Los Angeles, California since 1914 and had six children, Fumio Fred Takano, Akiko Nakashima, Seiji Takano, Mariko Hirashima, Kiyoshi Takano, and Hideo Takano. Itsuhei Takano was a retailer and operated a vegetable produce business at 5014 Eagle Rock Boulevard in Los Angeles since 1938 and continued it until the war interrupted.
.42 Linear Feet (1 document box)
All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Director of the Gerth Archives and Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Gerth Archives and Special Collections as the owner of the physical materials and not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.
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