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Nikkei Chronicles #1 — ITADAKIMASU! A Taste of Nikkei Culture

The Odyssey

Rachel Yamaguchi

We were on our way from Los Angeles to Turlock, located in the central valley of California, for what I believe was my grandmother’s funeral. My father’s mother passed away in January so we were naturally a sullen group.

Nikkei Chronicles #1 — ITADAKIMASU! A Taste of Nikkei Culture

"Look'it" Food

Rachel Yamaguchi

Come on, admit it. There is one in every family. You know at least one. I’m one. You may be one too. We’re called “squirrels,” “pack rats,” and in the most extreme case, “hoarders.” In my particular case, I inherited this trait from my Nisei mother.

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  • community history
  • family stories
  • festival/matsuri
  • Japantowns
  • taiko

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