Full title:Masami Hata, an Issei, age 44, was for many years a gardener in San Mateo, California. At the time of evacuation he was sent to Topaz, Utah. In September 1944 he came to Louisiana in search of employment and new opportunities. He settled immediately in Baton Rouge where he is taking care of several gardens. He has found people kind and considerate and likes the community. He says the soil is rich and you can grow anything. He does not plan to return to California. In this picture Mr. Hata is at work in one of the gardens near the campus of Louisiana State University. Cold weather never interferes with outdoor work here.<lb /> Photographer: Iwasaki, Hikaru<lb /> Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Part of: War Relocation Authority Photographs of Japanese-American Evacuation and Resettlement
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