From the monthly archives:

April 2010

41st Annual Pilgrimage to Manzanar

April 20, 2010

The 41st Annual Manzanar Pilgrimage takes place this weekend, and the theme for this year’s event is “Civil Rights: Unfinished Business.” Sponsored by the Los Angeles-based nonprofit Manzanar Committee, the pilgrimage commemorates the unjust imprisonment of 110,000 Americans of Japanese decent during World War II. Hundreds of people will drive over or hop on the [...]

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Letsu Go! in ImaginAsian Art Exhibit

April 8, 2010

Back in 1998, I sent in a photo of a couple of turtles that was published in the Rafu Shimpo for a “Wild Life” themed photo contest. Probably the only time I submitted a photo anywhere … until now! I am thankful and honored that this photo I took at the Tanabata Festival last year [...]

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Grateful Crane Ensemble’s Kouhaku Spoof

April 6, 2010

More than half of the New Year’s Eves in my life were spent watching the “Kouhaku” with my parents. It’s no wonder that to this day, I love karaoke and costumes. For those of you who aren’t familiar with it, “Kouhaku Uta Gassen” is an annual televised singing competition shot in Japan with a live [...]

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