Internment Locations

Wailua County Jail, Kauai Island

Sand Island Internment Camp, Honolulu, Oahu Island

Fourth Transfer Group: June 1942

This internee was one of six women sent to the Mainland aboard the fourth transfer ship along with a larger group of mostly Issei men. The women were kept apart from the men and had a different internment sequence from them.

Sharp Park Detention Station, California

June 1942 - August 1942

Seagoville Internment Camp, Texas

July 1942 - April 1943

Crystal City Family Internment Camp, Texas

April 1943 - December 1945

Returned to Hawaii: December 1945

Arrived in Honolulu with about 775 other internees aboard the military troopship the Shawnee.

Kiku Horibe was one of only eight Hawaii women who were arrested and sent to the Mainland for internment. They were unlike the women who entered Mainland internment as a way to reunify their families, for these women had been arrested and incarcerated. 

In addition to Horibe, five other women were sent in the Fourth Transfer Group; they were Miyuki Kawasaki, Yoshie Miyao, Yuki Miyao, Haru Tanaka, and Tsuta Yamane. Two more women, Kanzen Ito and Ishiko Mori, were sent with the Seventh Transfer Group.  

Moreover, among this group of eight women, four had husbands who also were arrested and interned; they were Ryosaku Kawasaki (Miyuki), Shigemaru Miyao (Yuki), Motokazu Mori (Ishiko), and Seigi Yamane (Tsuta).