“This wall marks the path where, on March 30, 1942, two hundred and twenty-seven friends, neighbors, classmates, and coworkers left their homes, jobs, farms, businesses, and community [on Bainbridge Island]–their lives disrupted, their hopes and dreams torn apart.” – memorial plaque
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Posted in Japan in Seattle, Photography, Race, tagged Bainbridge Island, Bainbridge Island Japanese American Community, Bainbridge Island Japanese American Memorial, BIJAC, Densho, Executive Order 9066, incarceration, internment, Japanese exlcusion, Nikkei, photography, Washington, World War II on 2014/02/27| 1 Comment »
Posted in Hiking, Nagano, Photography, tagged autumn, fall, Hiking, japan, Japanese poetry, Myojin-dake, Myojin-ike, Nagano, photography, poetry, Ryokan, September, waka, Zen on 2013/09/11| 2 Comments »
Posted in Architecture, Art, Japan in Seattle, Visual Culture, tagged Asian American, history, immigrant, panAsian, photography, racism, Seattle, Wing Luke, Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific Experience on 2013/08/26| 5 Comments »
Seattle is home to all sorts of interesting “niche” museums, and while I haven’t had a chance to see them all yet, I wanted to share with you my photos of the permanent exhibitions of the The Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience. Located in Seattle’s International District, the museum is the only pan-Asian museum in the US, and serves as both a look at the history of Asian immigration to the Pacific Northwest as well as a space to explore contemporary American identity politics.
The permanent exhibitions include biographical information on Wing Luke, who was born in China and immigrated to the US when he was 10. A WWII veteran, he was the first Asian-American elected to public office in the Pacific Northwest. He served on the Seattle city council until his death in a plane crash in 1965.
Posted in Culture, Photography, tagged a-bomb, atomic bomb, events, From Hiroshima to Hope, hibakusha, Hiroshima, japan, lantern float, memorial, Nagasaki, photography, Seattle on 2013/08/06| Leave a Comment »
Photos taken at “From Hiroshima to Hope” Floating Lantern Ceremony, which honors those who died in the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and all victims of violence. Green Lake Park, Seattle, August 6, 2013.
…We shall try to say no single word which should appeal to one group rather than to another. All, equally, are in peril, and, if the peril is understood, there is hope that they may collectively avert it.
We have to learn to think in a new way. We have to learn to ask ourselves, not what steps can be taken to give military victory to whatever group we prefer, for there no longer are such steps; the question we have to ask ourselves is: what steps can be taken to prevent a military contest of which the issue must be disastrous to all parties?
On the second day of our roadtrip, we headed to Notojima, a small island in Nanao Bay, halfway between Anamizu and Nanao, which is connected to the mainland by two bridges. It’s one of my favorite places in Ishikawa: the annual Notojima Te-Matsuri Craft Fair in October is always a treat, and it’s hard not to fall in love with Notojima’s scenic charms.
One of Notojima’s main attractions is the Notojima Aquarium (能登島水族館). Tickets are available at conbini nearby (for a discount) or at the door.
From Senmaida, we took the 249 toward Suzu, the northernmost town in the Noto Peninsula. Suzu’s main landmark is Mitsukejima (見附島), also known as “Battleship Rock.” It was cloudy and later in the day when we arrived, so I wanted to share some other photos I’ve taken over the years.
The winters in the Noto are cold and snowy, and nowhere so much as Suzu. The winter sea is harsh, but it makes Mitsukejima and all the shores seem so dramatic, even melancholy.