Nikkei Family: Memories, Traditions, and Values

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Sumo Tournament July 1942, Merced Assembly Center

My Dad didn't lie to me about being a Sumotori.  He's the short one on the very right, Don Honda.  Picture taken July 1942.

These photo's were handed to me at a Judo tournament I was coaching on 4/13/2014

Like most Nisei dad's they didn't say much about their past ...

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chikkishimanju (New York, United States)

hikkishimanju (a.k.a. Kimiko Medlock) is one of our newer Nima-kai members who is very active on Discover Nikkei. She began writing articles for Discover Nikkei this summer.

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