Artist Laurie Sumiye: Mount Fuji and Mauna Kea are “. . . considered sacred mountains and very important to the cultures. So I see a lot of parallels.” (Photo by Wayne Muromoto)

The Arts – “Thirty-Six Views of Mauna Kea”

Artist Laurie Sumiye Borrows Hiroshige’s Concept and Creates Her Own Homage to Mauna Kea Wayne Muromoto Special to The Hawai‘i Herald There are certain works of art that reverberate in time and inspire other artists to create their own works of art that, although they may not be direct imitations, at least resonate with an....

Japanese-American graffiti artist rocks London

If you happen to be in London between now and May 24, you might want to check out this exhibit by Japanese-American graffiti artist Gajin Fujita at the Haunch of Venison. Fujita, an artist from...

Monday bullets

A article on racial identity and adoption. An interesting look at speaking the Japanese language by Akemi Johnson, a part-Japanese Fulbright scholar. How internment led to the creation of a Buddhist temple in Ontario, Oregon. Japanese Americans...

America loves Japanese glass art

Japanese art has spanned many genres - woodblock prints, calligraphy, ceramics - but, as The Wall Street Journal's Lee Lawrence writes in this article, Japanese artists are embracing a new medium: glass art. According to...

Baked fish, basketball, and a little dragon

The Rafu Shimpo wants you to meet Jeff Hironaka, assistant basketball coach at Washington State University - and the highest ranking Japanese American coach in the country. Yukimi Nagano leads the eclectic Swedish pop group...

The unlikely rise of George Takei

Exploring the "effortless cool" of George Takei. A new exhibition in Virgina highlights the internment experience through arts and crafts. California's Haru Matsuri celebration turns 50. Good news for the soon-to-be-built Heart Mountain Interpretive Center. The Rafu Shimpo's...

Sweaters and violins . . .

The consequences of grouping all Asians together. Enter the world of Junko Watanabe, or, as she is affectionately known in Los Angeles, the Sweater Girl. Seattle's Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Washington is looking for...

The whaling debate, slot machines, and global warming

Whaling in Japan: An age-old tradition on a taboo practice? With two Japanese pitchers on their roster, communication is imperative for catchers on the New York Mets. Does more sleep in Japan = less global warming? According...

What’s new at Ellis Island?

Pop quiz: Which Japanese American players have played in the NBA. Click here to find out if you are correct. A Japanese American exhibit at Ellis Island gets commissioned. Celebrating Japanese American Baseball Heritage Night with...

Asian American jazz and Tatsu Aoki

Ever wanted to hear Taiko drumming with tradition Jazz sounds? Then Tatsu Aoki is your man. Aoki is a renowned Chicago bassist with over 100 albums to his name. Last weekend, Aoki performed his brand...

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