Nikkei Chronicles #6: Itadakimasu 2! Another Taste of Nikkei Culture

How does the food you eat express your identity? How does food help to connect your community and bring people together? What kinds of recipes have been passed down from generation to generation in your family?

Submit stories that share your perspectives on and experiences with Nikkei foods by September 30, 2017. 

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Japanese American Picnic Groups in Chicago

The Resettlers Picnic was founded in the 1950's. Traditional games, prizes and activities for kids are still enjoyed today.


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carolcheh (California, United States)

Carol Cheh is a first-generation Chinese American whose parents came over from mainland China via Taiwan. She was born in Honolulu but now calls Los Angeles home. She is a writer and editor who is currently employed in the Communications Department at the Japanese American National Museum, where she works on a spectrum of materials that are published by the museum, such as newsletters, emails, program listings, and the museum blog. She is also part of the Discover Nikkei project team, where she helps to edit articles and emails, and contributes occasional articles of her own. Carol also maintains a freelance practice, writing about art for a variety of publications such as Art21 Magazine and Palm Springs Life.

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