November 7, 2013

Masao Watanabe grew up in Seattle, Washington, and during the war was initially sent to the “assembly center” at the fairgrounds in Puyallup, Washington. In this clip he talks about his initial
reactions upon arrival. Masao Watanabe’s full interview is available in the Densho Digital Archive.
>>View the Archive Spotlight interview excerpt
>>Read the Densho Encyclopedia article on the Puyallup Assembly Center