Edna Horiuchi

Edna Horiuchi es profesora de tercer grado. Disfruta viajar y está intentando aprender japonés. Su hijo, Kenzo, ahora está trabajando como ingeniero estructural en San Francisco.

Última actualización en septiembre de 2019

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Crónicas Nikkei 8 — Héroes Nikkei: Pioneros, Modelos a Seguir e Inspiraciones

Mine Okubo

La artista Mine Okubo es más famosa por su libro Citizen 13660, una memoria gráfica de los campos de concentración japoneses-americanos. Se convirtió en mi heroína mientras yo era una estudiante en la Universidad de California (UC), Riverside,en 1979. Como una joven de veintitantos años, me sentí inspirada por los logros de Mine como parte de la “grandiosa generación” que sobrevivió a la Segunda Guerra Mundial. Ella lo hizo en sus propios términos y sin disculpas. Fue perseverante como mujer artista y en su vida misma. Las dificultades que experimentó la hicieron ...

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Crónicas Nikkei #7 — Raíces Nikkei: Indagando en Nuestra Herencia Cultural

Meeting the Kumamoto Relatives

My first trip to Japan was in the summer of 2016. I was very nervous about meeting my recently-discovered Minami relatives, on my dad's mother's side. What  if  I didn't like them or if they didn't like us? I brought a whole suitcase of gifts or omiyage, carefully selected from Trader Joe's.

I was visiting my son, Kenzo, who was doing a semester of study abroad during his junior year at U.C. Berkeley. The last time we had traveled together had been when he was in high school, not happy to travel with mom ...

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Crónicas Nikkei #7 — Raíces Nikkei: Indagando en Nuestra Herencia Cultural

Visiting the Former Family Temple

I had not expected to ever touch the temple entrance gate from the 1939 photo of my great-grandfather and his family. But here I was in Yamaguchi, Japan, reverently stroking and leaning against the weathered wood pillars and admiring the “Saikoji” sign. I was visiting my son, Kenzo, who did a study abroad semester during his junior year.

This journey began nearly forty years ago, when I was a young woman in my twenties. I was intrigued by an old black and white photo of my great-grandfather, Nobuyuki Oda and his family. They were posing near the family temple, Saikoji ...

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Crónicas Nikkei #6 — ¡Itadakimasu 2! Otros sabores de la cultura nikkei

Restaurant Memory

My favorite restaurant in Little Tokyo is called Suehiro’s. It is a small Japanese restaurant on First Street between San Pedro and Alameda. It used to resemble a little mom and pop restaurant, but was recently remodeled to keep up with the rapidly gentrifying neighborhood. It is now more elegant and even has a wine bar, but it still serves the same comfortable, delicious food.

I like the chicken sukiyaki with its hearty broth and steaming noodles. I always search for the chewy shiitake mushroom hidden among the vegetables. The food is very simple: crunchy shrimp tempura, salty fish ...

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