ニッケイ物語#6: いただきます 2!新・ニッケイ食文化を味わう

あなたが食べているものは、どのようにあなた自身のアイデンティティを反映していますか?コミュニティが結束し、人々が一つになる上で、食はどのような役割を果たしているのでしょう?あなたの家族の中では、どのようなレシピが世代を越えて受け継がれていますか?「いただきます2!新・ニッケイ食文化を味わう」では、ニッケイ文化における食の役割を再度取り上げました。

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#1: いただきます!ニッケイ食文化を味わう 
#2: ニッケイ+ ~混ざり合う言語、伝統、世代、人種の物語~ 
#3: ニッケイ人の名前:太郎、ジョン、フアン、ジョアオ? 
#4: ニッケイ・ファミリー: 記憶、伝統、家族観 
#5: ニッケイ語:家族、コミュニティ、文化の言葉 

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Yes, It Matters: Nisei Cuisine and Japanese American Identity

I have, for years, advocated the celebration and codification of a uniquely Japanese American culture of eating that I have come to refer to as “Nisei cuisine.” Nisei cuisine is the uniquely American food that developed as the “second generation” (first to be born in the USA) of Japanese Americans, generally considered to be those born between 1915 and 1940, came of age and, post-internment, moved throughout the United States, taking part in the development of the great post-war American middle-class.

The foundation of this cuisine are the taste elements the Issei, the first generation of Japanese immigrants, brought from ...

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Paladar

Mesmo ainda muito criança, cheguei fácil a essa conclusão: a casa dos meus avós maternos era tão diferente das outras que eu conhecia – até então – que, quando eu estava nela, era como se eu estivesse num outro plano.

E os motivos para essa impressão eram vários:

Os adultos – meus avós, meus pais e meus tios – só falavam entre eles em japonês. Os jornais e livros do meu ditchan eram todos escritos em japonês. Os musicais que minha batchan assistia também, japoneses. Os enfeites espalhados pela casa – vasos, quadros ...

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Calpis, Torikawa, and Yūrei: An Osaka Summer

Memories that inextricably tie together food, family, and childhood can be some of our most lasting and profound. Such memories and related sensations can surface from the depths at the slightest provocation, and via seemingly random sources. Which brings me to the notion that everything truly is connected, and perhaps increasingly so as we age, memories steep and deepen, and the long ago and faraway take on an otherworldly quality.

One of my favorite films is Whisper of the Heart (Mimi wo Sumaseba 耳をすませば) and I never tire of watching it over and over. A 1995 Japanese anime directed by ...

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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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Caring and Helping Others

Chohichi Tanaka left Itoshima in Fukuoka, Japan in the early 1900s looking for a better life. He decided to venture to America where he thought he might find work. Chohichi stopped in Hawaii for a short period, but continued to head to the mainland. He arrived in San Francisco. He went to French Camp, near Stockton, California. He became a share cropper and grew sugar beets and sweet potatoes. He met his wife through a picture bride arrangement; her name was Waka.

They had five children: Aiko, Yoshio, Masao, Mitsuko, and Hanako. They all attended school in French Camp. Education ...

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