Category Archives: Berkeley Workshop

  1. Upside Down Jar

    September 13, 2014 by Admin

    By Lorraine Sonoda Is this jar from Tule Lake, my birth place? Chenille flowers with smallest seashells. Mom, newlywed when …
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  2. Nine Bullets in the Back

    September 13, 2014 by Admin

    By Toru Saito It’s late. It’s past midnight. Out of the pitch black, a heavy, star-laden sky presses down on …
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  3. The Wound

    September 13, 2014 by Admin

    By Barbara Horiuchi As a child, I was an awful snoop. While family, friends, and relatives sat around the kitchen table …
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  4. Scraps and Fragmments, Photos and Notes

    September 13, 2014 by Admin

    By Jean Shiraki Gize I sat with my husband John in Dad’s dusty, dank garage, a forgotten space filled with …
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  5. Arrival, Work, and Marriage at Topaz

    October 26, 2012 by Admin

    By Nora Hataye Leaving Tanforan Assembly Center, we traveled for two days by train, finally stopping in Delta, the town …
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  6. Block 20 Baseball

    October 25, 2012 by Admin

    By Kazuko Iwahashi “Ready to go to the baseball game?”  Yae asked me when we met at the end of …
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  7. The Family Secret

    October 14, 2012 by Admin

    By Kazue Nakahara She wouldn’t get out of the car.  “I don’t like this place.”  Her hands clenched into fists …
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  8. Gone Fishing

    October 14, 2012 by Admin

    The following is based on an interview and written from the narrator’s point of view.   By Yvonne Nimnitch An …
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In the aftermath of World War II, more than 110,000 persons of Japanese ancestry – roughly two-thirds of whom were American citizens – were released from forced imprisonment in U.S. concentration camps. But released to return where, after being taken from their homes along the West Coast? When they were finally allowed to leave the internment camps, they faced a new challenge: How do you resume a life so interrupted.