エンリケ・ミナトガワ

(Henrique Minatogawa)

ジャーナリスト・カメラマン。日系三世。祖先は沖縄、長崎、奈良出身。奈良県県費研修留学生(2007年)。ブラジルでの日本東洋文化にちなんだ様々なイベントを精力的に取材。(写真:エンリケ・ミナトガワ)

(2020年7月 更新)

 

business en pt

Japanese Barber Shop in São Paulo

When a Nikkei gets a haircut in Brazil, they often hear that “cutting Oriental people’s hair is difficult.” The reason given is that the strands are very smooth, sometimes too thin, sometimes too thick. Thus, it would be difficult to make different hairstyles, and the cuts show errors more easil…

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community en pt

Festival do Japão (Japan Festival)

Festival do Japão (Japan Festival) is one of the main events of the Nikkei community in Brazil, especially regarding physical space, attractions, and number of visitors. In 2015, it reached its 18th edition.

The event is organized by Kenren, the federation of the Japanese prefectures associations in Brazi…

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community en pt

Kawaii Ambassador of Brazil

Akemi Matsuda, second-generation Nikkei, had lived in Japan from 3 to 19 years old. There, she completed elementary school and, later, opted for what in Brazil is called technical education to study classical ballet.

“I attended a school like the Bolshoi in Russia,” she says. “In the morning,…

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culture en pt

A Comic Book Artist In Brazil

I met the designer and comic book artist Cristina Eiko Yamamoto, 37, at the launch of the graphic novel Penadinho – Vida [Penadinho – Life, unavailable in English], which she signs with her husband, Paulo Crumbim.

Before reaching my turn to have the book signed by the authors, I observed Cristina rec…

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culture en pt

A Young Traditional Multi-Artist

In Brazil, it is not rare to find a Nikkei practicing one of the Japanese traditional arts. Calligraphy (shodo), tea ceremony (sado or chanoyu), or musical instruments like koto or shamisen are some examples.

However, it is difficult to find someone who does it all regularly. Furthermore, to be able to speak Jap…

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