Thoshio Katsurayama

Thoshio Katsurayama lives in Sao Paulo, Brazil. He is the director of the Associação Cultural e Literária Nikkei Bungaku Brasil. He published his first book Califórnia in 2011 and later other children's books, biographies, and novels. The book As Aventuras do Samurai Caolho published in 2017, received an honorable mention at the Maria Antonia da Costa Lobo Award – UBE RJ (União Brasileira de Escritores). His last book published by Telucazu Edições was Contos de um Velho Samurai sobre Bushido (Tales of an Old Samurai on Bushido).

Updated September 2021

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Nikkei Chronicles #10—Nikkei Generations: Connecting Families & Communities


I have just reached the age of 78. To tell the truth, I never thought I could live for so long, but life has been a brief flash and now what I get is just a bunch of memories. A lot of memories. Some are good, some others not so much. I recall and greatly miss the time of my childhood, where my parents had been learning how to harvest a small coffee farm. It was a hard and distressing life for a couple of Japanese immigrants. So far away from their homeland, they had been trying to raise their kids working tirelessly. They wanted to stay in Brazil and leave their roots in this country foreve…

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