Bon Dance

S. Sanae Imada Vol. 1, No. 5, July 18, 1980 Colorful Japanese lanterns, chochin, swing in the intermittent breeze and light the warm night with their gentle glow. The rhythmic beats of a large drum punctuate...

Tea Houses: Old Japan In Hawaii

To hear the pleasant non-sound of running water from a sparkling stream is a relaxing mind massager. To feel a cool breeze wafting in from the still water of a manicured pond becomes a...

Garrett Kaoru Hongo

On my way to the Volcano district of the Big Island to interview poet Garrett Hongo, I thought about the poems in his two books of poetry, “Yellow Light,” and his more recent “The...

The Training Of Itamae

Lisa Fowler Vol. 5, No. 10, April 20, 1984 Raw quail eggs resting on flying fish roe and raw squid placed on a bed of rice probably wouldn’t appeal to the Western palate at first. However,...

Portraits of Internment

Laura Hirayama Vol. 3, No. 23, Dec. 3, 1982 Dear Daddy, . . . I am waiting for you to come home to show you how I can dance. I can swim too. I go swimming with...

Bento Lunches And Race Relations

Wayne Muromoto Commentary Vol. 13, No. 13, July 3, 1992 The recent outburst of violence across our nation generated by the Rodney King verdict disturbed me greatly. What I saw on television, especially the looting and crime...

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