Category Archives: San Jose Workshop

  1. 1941-1942: A Diary of Memories, New Reflections on the Past

    October 26, 2012 by Admin

    By Art Okuno Author’s Note: This piece is based on excerpts from my wartime diary and new material that I added …
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  2. Furosato: My Old Wyoming Home

    October 26, 2012 by Admin

    By Margie Oyama “Why can’t you just forget about it and move on?” In the early 1970s this is the …
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  3. To My Grandson – Swords into Plowshares and Spears into Pruning Hooks: The Burial of War

    October 25, 2012 by Admin

    By Namiko Sakamoto “And he shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many of their people:  and they shall …
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  4. The Ishida Family

    October 25, 2012 by Admin

    By Kazumaro Ishida “Kibi, I wonder what are they doing?” He replied, “It looks like they are cooking a jackrabbit …
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  5. Everything Gone

    October 14, 2012 by Admin

    By Sumiko Higaki Everything the folks had worked so long and hard for would be gone: all our possessions, our …
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  6. Mukashi, Mukashi (A Long, Long Time Ago)

    October 14, 2012 by Admin

    By Shirley Kuramoto “Mukashi, mukashi, o – o – mukashi,  ahnmari mukashi de wasuremashita!” I said in one breath at …
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  7. Postcards from Page Ranch

    October 14, 2012 by Admin

    By Aki Iwada Our Farm and Home, 1941 My parents, Noboru and Kikuyo Iwata, were a farming couple whose farm …
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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.