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From the interior of São Paulo to the roads of the world

Tatiana Maebuchi

From Yamanashi province, Japan, to Brazil. Cecilia Kondo's parents, aged 59, settled in Pereira Barreto (SP), 626 km from the capital, having been born in a city where a large community of descendants is concentrated. She lived on a farm with the families of her father's two brothers.

Kariyushi Eisá Daiko—The Group Preserves and Disseminates Okinawa’s Cultural Legacy

Tatiana Maebuchi

Nisei on his father’s side and Sansei on his mother’s, Tadashi Gabriel Nishihira Katsuren, 31, traces his roots to the Okinawa Prefecture and is the owner of a soba restaurant that is commonly found in that part of the world. He has played taiko since his adolescence, thus totaling 16 …

8 things I learned writing about Nikkei

Tatiana Maebuchi

My story in the Nikkei community began in 2008, exactly in the year in which the Centenary of Japanese Immigration to Brazil was celebrated – which I consider late, as I was about to finish journalism school. Over the next two years, I underwent a transformative cultural immersion that became …

Facts and curiosities about Brazilian Nikkei names

Tatiana Maebuchi

Is your name compound? You can spell it? Do you only have a last name? These are some of the questions I've heard about my name that, over the years, have left me intrigued. Now comes the time when I come to make observations about Brazilian Nikkei names, with their …

Telma Shiraishi Gives a Unique Flavor to Japanese Cuisine with Brazilian Ingredients

Tatiana Maebuchi

Inspire Forward: Nikkei Heroes Under 30

Douglas Mitsuyuki Ito is the Creator of a Network that Connects Young Nikkei from All Over Brazil

Tatiana Maebuchi

On the paternal side, his great-grandfather’s parents came from the Hokkaido Prefecture and his great-grandmother’s from Gunma. On his mother’s side, his great-grandfather’s parents were from Miyagi and his great-grandmother’s from Yamaguchi and Hiroshima. These are the family origins of the 25-year-old Yonsei Douglas Mitsuyuki Ito, who holds a degree …

Inspire Forward: Nikkei Heroes Under 30

Graziela Tamanaha: Young Leadership and Inspiration in the Brazilian Nikkei Community—Part 2

Tatiana Maebuchi

Read Part 1 >>Bunka Matsuri—Bunkyo’s Japanese Culture Festival“The following year, I was invited to join the communications team at Bunka Matsuri to promote the movie Pokémon: Detective Pikachu. For me, it was a great challenge,” she acknowledges, “because until then I hadn’t been part of any commission that had such …

Inspire Forward: Nikkei Heroes Under 30

Graziela Tamanaha: Young Leadership and Inspiration in the Brazilian Nikkei Community—Part 1

Tatiana Maebuchi

Her father’s family is from Nishihara, Okinawa; her mother’s is from Hokkaido, Japan. Her grandparents were very engaged in cultural activities and following in their footsteps is their granddaughter, Graziela Tamanaha, a 26-year-old Sansei. Boasting an impressive 7-year trajectory in the Japanese-Brazilian community, she started out by attending the main …

Amigurumi intertwines colors and lives

Tatiana Maebuchi

Two yonsei who studied together and maintained their friendship, even with one of them changing schools in high school. One is the daughter of a Japanese mother and a mixed-race father (Japanese grandmother). The other is the daughter of a mixed-race mother (Japanese grandfather) and a non-descendant father. And a …

The origin

Tatiana Maebuchi

Since childhood, I have made friends of both different and oriental ancestries – not only Japanese, but also Chinese and Korean descendants. Today I wonder if what brought us together was the fact that our cultures of origin were similar or if our unconscious made us feel more comfortable with …

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Sou brasileira descendente de japoneses de quarta geração (yonsei), jornalista e blogueira/vlogueira de viagens e cultura japonesa. Já trabalhei dentro da comunidade nipo-brasileira e acho importante divulgar a cultura do país de origem de minha família.

I'm Brazilian and forth generation nikkei (yonsei), journalist and blogger/vlogger (travel and Japanese culture). I've worked with the Japanese community and I think it's important to publish about the culture of the country where my family came from.

Nikkei interests

  • community history
  • festival/matsuri
  • Japanese/Nikkei food
  • Japantowns
  • taiko
  • identity

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