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Illinois Japanese Unknown Heroes

Chapter 2 (Part 1): Japanese Acrobats and Entertainers in Chicago: Kumataro Namba and the Tetsuwari Troupe—Introduction: On the Road

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According to The Encyclopedia of Chicago, “Chicago’s position as the prime city of the Midwest has made it both a necessary stopover on the itinerary of any touring production and a home for a thriving resident theater community.”1 This explains exactly what Chicago represented for Japanese entertainers and why they …

戦前シカゴの日本人

シカゴの宣教師たちと日本人 ― オンガワ道太郎

Takako Day

ハリー・北野は著書『Generations and Identity: The Japanese American』の中で、「日本に行った初期キリスト教宣教師たちの伝道はうまくいかず、むしろ渡米してきた日本人移民たちが彼らにとってよき伝道対象となった」と書いている。が、北野の分析は、シカゴの日本人にはあまりあてはまらない。むしろ日本での伝道が成功したからこそ、日本人がシカゴにやってくるようになったといわんばかりだ。その一人がオンガワ道太郎こと小川道太郎である。 

Illinois Japanese Unknown Heroes

Chapter 1 (Part 3): Japanese Garden Designers, Domestic Workers, and their “Japanophile” Employers—Torajiro and Kiku Hamano and Julius Rosenwald in Chicago

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Illinois Japanese Unknown Heroes

Chapter 1 (Part 7): Japanese Garden Designers, Domestic Workers, and their “Japanophile” Employers—Japanese Gardener, Susumu Kobayashi, and Cook Junji George Matsumoto at Riverbank

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Illinois Japanese Unknown Heroes

Chapter 1 (Part 6): Japanese Garden Designers, Domestic Workers, and their “Japanophile” Employers—Taro Otsuka from Chicago to New York City

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Illinois Japanese Unknown Heroes

Chapter 1 (Part 5): Japanese Garden Designers, Domestic Workers, and their “Japanophile” Employers—Taro Otsuka, Japanese Garden Designer

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Illinois Japanese Unknown Heroes

Chapter 1 (Part 4): Japanese Garden Designers, Domestic Workers, and their “Japanophile” Employers—“Honorary Japanese Consul” George Fabyan in Geneva, IL

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Illinois Japanese Unknown Heroes

Chapter 1 (Part 2): Japanese Garden Designers, Domestic Workers, and their “Japanophile” Employers—Popularity and Criticism of Japanese Servants

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Illinois Japanese Unknown Heroes

Chapter 1 (Part 1): Japanese Garden Designers, Domestic Workers, and their “Japanophile” Employers—Introduction

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I am a shin-Issei who has lived in the West and Midwest for nearly thirty years. I spent the first six years in Berkeley California. When I was young, I got excited about visiting New York City. But now, after thirty years in Midwest, my body seems to be allergic to people, cars and noises. I am now enjoying my life in retirement, writing and tending to my garden.

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