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AMERICAN SUTRA: A Story of Faith and Freedom in the Second World War

I had been seeing posts about the book American Sutra online, and was able to make it to hear the author, Duncan Ryūken Williams, speak. There was a good size audience, which he wryly acknowledged, saying the book had taken … Continue reading

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Resistance at Tule Lake

The WWII incarceration of 120,000 Japanese and Japanese Americans is not a universally known chapter of our country’s history. Perhaps still not even well known. And even to many of those who have some knowledge of it, the storyline runs … Continue reading

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Angel Island

Weather permitting, Angel Island – the largest natural island in the San Francisco Bay – is easily visible from bayside Marin, San Francisco and the East Bay. So close, and yet… of course, being an island, it’s surrounded by water, … Continue reading

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Angel Island Immigration Station Museum

Although I’d been to Angel Island before, I’d not been to the Immigration Station Museum (current State Parks’ site, also more info at this page from the 150th anniversary of the California State Parks in 2014.) Housed in the detention barracks of … Continue reading

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IONTW – July 29, 2018

So maybe you missed National Ice Cream Day on July 15, but – for a few more days – it’s still Ice Cream Month. Some places to partake. The ice cream revolution is upon us! (h/t to Mr. Phil) And, … Continue reading

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IONTW – May 13, 2018

Happy Mother’s Day – to all those who fill this role, whether biological, or by circumstance, and to those who mother themselves. Project inspired by her mother – the stories of war brides (WWII) from Japan. Very cool Mississippi River … Continue reading

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IONTW – May 6, 2018

My homie Luther Burbank made it into the Atlas Obscura! Typesetting as sport! (h/t Frankie) And all you two-spacers rejoice! Next Saturday, May 12 in San Jose – Japantown Immersive. Bike that are not just zero emissions, but actually clean … Continue reading

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