Taisen 宮田 諦詮 Miyata, “A Henro Pilgrimage Guide to the 88 Temples of Shikoku 四国 Island, Japan”, 1984 was travel writing in Japan. Shikoku 四国 Island consists of four Japanese 県 prefectures: 1. Ehime, 2. Kagawa, 3. Kochi, and 4. Tokushima prefecture. “Henro Sugata” 遍路姿 is the term for the “white-dressed pilgrims walking the … Continue reading Taisen 宮田 諦詮 Miyata, “A Henro Pilgrimage Guide to the 88 Temples of Shikoku 四国 Island, Japan”, 1984.
Iris Chang, “The Rape of 南京 Nanking: The Forgotten Holocaust”, 1997 was history of World War II beginnings. On December 13, 1937, 南京 Nanking (the capital city of Nationalist China) fell to the Japanese. After a half-year struggle against Chiang Kai-shek’s army the Japanese forces get a triumphant victory. For Chinese forces, whose defense of … Continue reading Iris Chang, "The Rape of Nanking: The Forgotten Holocaust", 1997.
Joe Fox & James Nubile (directors), “Passing Poston: An American Story” was a film I saw for limited engagement (July 11th-17th of 2008) in “Little Tokyo”, Los Angeles, California at the “ImaginAsian Center” cinema. The protagonist of the screenwriting is “Dr. Ruth Okimoto” a Japanese-American internee of the Poston, Arizona “Relocation Center Camp” during … Continue reading Joe Fox & James Nubile (directors), "Passing Poston", (documentary film), 2007.
Naomi 平原直美 Hirahara & Heather C. Lindquist, “Life after Manzanar”, 2008 was a history of Japanese-American Manzanar internment camp. Instead of telling what went on inside the internment only, we follow the lives of the people after release. Sue 国富 Kunitomi くにとみ is the most famous voice of Manzanar internment’s. Sue 国富 Kunitomi くにとみ as the “Unquiet Nisei” was … Continue reading Naomi 平原直美 Hirahara & Heather Lindquist, “Life after Manzanar”, 2018.
Rick 野口 Noguchi & Deneen 野口 Jenks-Noguchi, “Flowers from Mariko”, 2001 was a children’s book of World War II Japanese-American internment’s. The Noguchi’s are a husband & wife writing team of Rick and Deneen. “Mariko” is the protagonist Japanese-American girl who insists: “just because I look like the enemy doesn’t mean I am”. Mariko is … Continue reading Rick 野口 Noguchi & Deneen 野口 Jenks-Noguchi, “Flowers from Marino”, 2001.