Moriso Teraoka
100th Infantry Battalion

Youth

Moriso Teraoka

Before the age of 12, Moriso’s summers are full of fun. Vacation always starts with the annual “summer shearing” when Father cuts off all the boys’ hair.

Mornings are spent at summer school, where Moriso learns crafts and plays sports. Afternoons are spent with friends surfing, fishing and getting into mischief.

They also catch fish and bullfrogs to sell to Filipino workers in the camp. They use the money to buy soda water and ice cake from Nakamura Store.