Alma Ogata

Alma Ogata
Interview by Robynn Takayama
Transcript created June 8, 2005

WHAT WAS YOUR MOTHER’S LIFE LIKE IN JAPAN AND WHY SHE WANTED TO BECOME A PICTURE BRIDE
:42 My mother Sugi Misukami was born in Kumamoto City. It was in the city at the time. It was a prefecture. Kumomoto prefecture and the county was…I forgot. And she was very happy working in a place where there were micro…

5 My mother Sugi Misukami was born in a little village in Kamikai in the province of Watakugun, Kumamoto prefecture. Read more...

Barabara Kawakami – PictureBrides

Part 1:

Part 2:

Barabara Kawakami – PictureBrides
Int by Robynn Takayama

Life for women in Japan who chose to become picture brides

:16 The majority of the women who I interviewed had come as picture brides. Because of my clothing research, I got in contact, unknowingly I started interviewing these women who came as picture brides. A majority of them had come from farming area, agriculture, you know background. And so I think the reason many of them came of course was the bachelors were here Read more...