Cody Uyeda

Cody Uyeda is currently a law student at the University of Southern California, where he also received a B.A. in English and Communication. In his free time he enjoys reading, writing, dancing, and exploring Los Angeles.

Updated October 2018

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Nikkei Chronicles #7 — Nikkei Roots: Digging into Our Cultural Heritage

Of Food and Identity: My Grandmother’s New Years

Japanese New Years was one of the few traditions that made the jump when my great grandparents, like many others, left Japan for a better future on American soil. My grandmother, the designated New Year’s host for as long as I can remember, always began her preparations several days in advance, so every year my parents, my brother, and I would drive from our Orange County home up to my grandmother’s Los Angeles residence to help her prepare.

For as long as I can remember, New Years was exciting not just because of the delicious food I’d ...

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