“Mariko” is the protagonist Japanese-American girl who insists: “just because I look like the enemy doesn’t mean I am”. Mariko is forced to live in the internment camp, after the December 1941 bombing of Pearl Harbor. Three years later, she watches her gardener-father tend his tiny flower garden in the camp. The time comes to relocate, leaving the internment camp. Free to go at last, Mariko’s father travels to their home to get his truck: however, the landlord sold the truck and moved away.