The first garden he visited in the US

Studying in Japan before working in the US His father urged him to go to the US Americans changing his opinion of the US Returning to Japan after studying in New York Decision to remain in the US and become an American citizen The first garden he visited in the US Practicing in the US Developing international programs Describing the meaning of "Nikkei"

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I saw, first one was the tea garden in the Bay Area, yes, and the Golden Gate Park had already, you know, tea garden. And I … I feel, you know, little bit, you know, sort of, “oh my gosh this is too much manicured.” Yeah. Well, you know, I think each garden has a different style of course, and, but I, sometime I wanted to make, you know, something which I like, Japanese garden.

Date: August 10, 2016
Location: California, US
Interviewer: Sojin Kim, John Esaki
Contributed by: Watase Media Arts Center, Japanese American National Museum

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