Raymond Nakamura

Raymond Nakamura lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. When he is not personal assistant to his daughter, he writes Vogon poetry, draws cartoons rejected by the New Yorker and gives tours of Powell Street, the Japanese community where his mother grew up before World War II. He has a poem about being an ice hockey goalie in a children’s sport poetry anthology called And the Crowd Goes Wild. www.raymondsbrain.com.

Updated October 2012 

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Adventures of a Nikkei Fan Boy

Thomas Shoyama — A Great Canadian

Tom Shoyama (1915-2006), a great Canadian who happened to be of Japanese descent.

* This comic was originally published in the Nikkei Voice in November 2013.

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Not Made In Japan

The New Digs

Before me, a foreign couple with a young son lived in the house. Evidently, they let the boy trash the place. The marine station replaced the straw mat flooring and the sliding doors, but left the holes in the plaster walls for me to fix. I tried a wire mesh and smooth plaster combination, but as the plaster hardened, the wire popped out. I tried another kind of plaster with fibres in it that worked well. I covered the flesh-toned walls with white paint and it looked clean and new. The dark wood beams gave it a rustic feel.

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Gokiburi (cockroach)

First evening in new digs...

 

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A Bloomin' Idiot

A beautiful dream...

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Not Made in Japan

Traveling experiences in Japan from a Canadian Nikkei...

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