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My Journey to Discover the Legacy of my Grandma, Yuri Kochiyama


My First Visit to New York!

The first time I went to visit New York was for my Uncle Eddie's wedding when I was 5 years old.  Honestly, all I remember from that trip is playing with my cousins in New Jersey and jumping on the huge, floor piano at FAO Schwartz.  That's why I really want to go back now that I am much older and much more curious, so that I can appreciate all the history that comes from that city.  

In this picture, we are standing in front of my grandma's apartment, 545 W. 126th St. in Harlem. 

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In Front of 545 West 126th St Apartment
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Jimmy, Alison, Maya, and Aliya Kochiyama stand in front of 545 West 126th St apartment, where Yuri Kochiyama lived. Photo courtesy of Kochiyama family.  1996 More »

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