Edna Horiuchi

Edna Horiuchi es profesora de tercer grado. Disfruta viajar y está intentando aprender japonés. Su hijo, Kenzo, ahora está trabajando como ingeniero estructural en San Francisco.

Última actualización en septiembre de 2019

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Nobuko Miyamoto: Giving Voice to Asian American Stories - Part 2

Read Part 1 >> On the influence of Reverend Mas Kodani of Senshin Buddhist Temple (in Los Angeles, CA): I believe one of the most influential people in my art making, actually. But when I came back here to be able to be at Senshin, Rev. Mas just openly gave me the key to the social hall without really knowing me that well. And trusted me. He said, "You could teach dance, you know. You could rehearse here." And that openness and the trust that he had was really shocking. That’s having a lot of faith in a person and we really moved in there! (laughs) And then I had Kamau. Kama...

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Nobuko Miyamoto: Giving Voice to Asian American Stories - Part 1

Despite the pandemic, 2021 was a landmark year for Great Leap Artistic Director and activist, Nobuko Miyamoto. Her autobiography, Not Yo’ Butterfly, My Long Song of Relocation, Race,Love, and Revolution was published in June by the University of California Press. Her double CD set, 120,000 Songs, was released in February by Smithsonian Folkways and included new songs as well as re-recorded oldies. A Nobuko Miyamoto Christmas Ornament was featured in the Japanese American National Museum’s (JANM) holiday catalog (the previous year's catalog featured an ornament honoring Yuri Ko...

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The Highflying Artistry of Miné Okubo

A whimsical drawing by Miné Okubo portrays a family and dog adrift in a hot air balloon over downtown Los Angeles, the distinctive city hall building in the foreground. The subject matter is very different from the camp drawings of Citizen 13660. Okubo produced this sketch for the holiday edition of the Japanese American newspaper Kashu Mainichi sometime between 1965 and 1975. The drawing was part of a larger collection donated to the Japanese American National Museum in 1998 by Hiro Hishiki, Kashu Mainichi editor and publisher. The Los Angeles newspaper had a long prewar his...

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Crónicas Nikkei #8—Héroes Nikkei: Pioneros, Modelos a Seguir e Inspiraciones

Mine Okubo

La artista Mine Okubo es más famosa por su libro Citizen 13660, una memoria gráfica de los campos de concentración japoneses-americanos. Se convirtió en mi heroína mientras yo era una estudiante en la Universidad de California (UC), Riverside,en 1979. Como una joven de veintitantos años, me sentí inspirada por los logros de Mine como parte de la “grandiosa generación” que sobrevivió a la Segunda Guerra Mundial. Ella lo hizo en sus propios términos y sin disculpas. Fue perseverante como mujer artista y en su vi...

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Crónicas Nikkei 7—Raíces Nikkei: Indagando en Nuestra Herencia Cultural

Meeting the Kumamoto Relatives

My first trip to Japan was in the summer of 2016. I was very nervous about meeting my recently-discovered Minami relatives, on my dad's mother's side. What  if  I didn't like them or if they didn't like us? I brought a whole suitcase of gifts or omiyage, carefully selected from Trader Joe's. I was visiting my son, Kenzo, who was doing a semester of study abroad during his junior year at U.C. Berkeley. The last time we had traveled together had been when he was in high school, not happy to travel with mom. But now he was a young adult and a good travel companion. His study abro...

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