His father, the pioneer of acupuncture in Argentina (Spanish)

His father, the pioneer of acupuncture in Argentina (Spanish) Decision to settle in Argentina after WWII (Spanish) Suffering in World War II (Spanish) Joined Japanese Imperial Army during the WWII (Spanish) Returning Argentina after the war (Spanish) Proud to be a Japanese desecendant (Spanish) A lucky man (Spanish)

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(Spanish) My father was a masseur, a specialist in kinesiología. He who introduced acupuncture in Argentina; many Argentines were unfamiliar with it. Among the nihonjin, or Japanese, he was already doing hari (acupuncture). This is called hari in nihongo (Japanese language). My father practiced harikyu (acupuncture and moxibustion). The needles are made of platinum, and it was prohibited to import them from Japan (Nihón) to here. Do you know how he brought it? In the old days he brought open rolls of old Japanese newspapers, tied like this and nothing more, but the needles were placed inside the newspaper, and that is how he obtained them. I tell you that he was a pioneer of acupuncture in the Argentine Republic, and he also practiced okyu (moxa cautery).

Date: September 18, 2006
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Interviewer: Takeshi Nishimura, Ricardo Hokama
Contributed by: Centro Nikkei Argentino

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