Maryknoll Sanitarium

Japanese Hospital: My Father & Mother About her father Maryknoll Sanitarium Beach & America World War II Incarceration

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My father was very generous – that’s another trait of his – he was very generous, and he donated thousands of dollars to…I guess establish the Maryknoll T.B. Sanitarium. And it’s in Monrovia and because – that’s where Dr. Tashiro went and, you know, recovered…and probably, maybe there was a lot of T.B. with Japanese people too. So as children we went there several times and my sister told me that - I don’t remember this - but she said, “the cookies were really good.” So there were a lot of different cottages, you know because I guess what the patients needed was sunshine and air and so the sisters, you know, would cook and everything and then, you know, deliver their trays to them and so on.

Date: February 3, 2010
Location: California, US
Interviewer: Eiko Masuyama, Carole Fujita, Yoko Nishimura
Contributed by: Watase Media Arts Center, Japanese American National Museum

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