Tough work on plantation (Japanese)

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(Japanese) At the time when we came here, we worked 10 hours, for 55 cents per day. We got 55 cents a day. I worked outside – cutting the grass, watering trees, and making floral wreaths – it was a pleasing work – I was doing that kind of work all day. I worked 10 hours, from 6 in the morning till 4:30 in the evening. I had 30 minutes of kaukau time (lunch time).

Date: June and July, 1991
Location: California, US
Interviewer: Robert Nakamura, Karen Ishizuka
Contributed by: Watase Media Arts Center, Japanese American National Museum

Hawaii immigrants Issei Plantation

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