• en
Nikkei Names: Writing Workshop in Anaheim

editor
Enlarge Enlarge Licensing

John Shizuto Sunada

My name is John Shizuto Sunada - my first name is John, a very Christian name but I was born Buddhist. I think my parents wanted an American name, a name that was easy to remember. Both my parents were Kibei (born in the U.S., raised in Japan). My middle name is Shizuto, which means quiet child because I was quiet baby, I guess. My last name is Sunada, meaning sandy rice field in Japanese. I was born in Fresno, California, in a rural part of the county. My father was born in Fresno, but went back to Hiroshima Japan as a child. My mom was born in Visalia and went to Japan as a child. Her family settled in Wakayama. Her maiden name was Tamaki. Both my parents were in the Gila River relocation camp where they met.

Based on this original

John Shizuto Sunada
uploaded by editor
Photo taken and name story provided on September 28, 2014 at the Orange County Buddhist Church as a part of Discover Nikkei’s workshop warm-up excercise in conjunction with the Nikkei ... More »


Reciba novedades

Regístrese para recibir actualizaciones por email

Journal feed
Events feed
Comments feed

Colaborar con el proyecto

Descubra a los Nikkei

Discover Nikkei es un espacio para conectarse con otros y compartir experiencias nikkei. Para que siga creciendo este proyecto necesitamos tu ayuda!

Manera de colaborar >>

Proyecto Japanese American National Museum

Principal patrocinador The Nippon Foundation