ニッケイ物語#7 — ニッケイ・ルーツ:私たちの文化の足跡をたどる

これまでの「ニッケイ物語」シリーズでは、食、言語、家族や伝統など、日系人特有のさまざまな文化を探求してきました。今回は、ニッケイ文化をより深く、私たちのルーツまで掘り下げました。

ディスカバー・ニッケイでは、2018年5月から9月までストーリーを募集し、全35作品(英語:22、日本語:1、スペイン語:8、ポルトガル語:4)が、アルゼンチン、ブラジル、カナダ、キューバ、日本、メキシコ、ペルー、米国より寄せられました。このシリーズでは、ニマ会メンバーによる投票と編集委員による選考によってお気に入り作品を選ばせていただきました。その結果、全5作品が選ばれました。

お気に入り作品はこちらです!

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その他のニッケイ物語シリーズ: 

#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  
#6: いただきます 2!新・ニッケイ食文化を味わう

identity en

The Gift

My mother died on December 21, 1976. That Christmas was numbing. We already had the tree and gifts for my niece, but we took down the decorations. My niece was only three so it was ok with her. These days I look forward to Christmas and the whole commercial shebang. The lights, the carols, the brightly wrapped packages—all of it starting from Macy’s Christmas parade on Thanksgiving morning on TV. Some consider it crass, but I know from the Christmas when my mother died, it is the human spirit enduring the long, cold winter that is only just ...

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migration pt

A Guerra, o Café e a esperança levaram Ryo Mizuno ao Brasil

Com a força de um samurai que foi, destemido, determinado, convicto, Ryo Mizumo trouxe a primeira leva de imigrantes japoneses ao Brasil em 1908.

Mizuno viveu no Japão na tumultuada época da Restauração Meiji que, entre outras mudanças, abriu os portos do país após mais de 200 anos de isolamento. Mizuno nasceu samurai na transição da era feudal para a industrial. Ativista radical do Movimento pela Liberdade e Direitos do Povo, tornou-se presidente da empresa de emigração porque tinha uma visão voltada para o exterior. Depositou o seu futuro, da sua ...

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identity en

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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identity es

“Oye, chino”. Yo no soy chino

Mi familia vivía en Barrios Altos, un barrio populoso de Lima, Perú. Nos gustaba estar en la tienda siendo niños, teníamos una bodega, el contacto con la gente era poco, pensábamos solo en jugar, esperar que mamá se desocupe y tener su atención, no teníamos la noción de que nosotros éramos de otra raza, otros rasgos, que había gente buena y gente mala.

Los tres hijos hemos ido a una escuela muy cerca de la casa, donde recibimos una especie de preparación para ir al colegio, un kindergarten, un jardín ...

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identity en

Embracing Our Nikkei Roots Via Southern Routes

If you’re a Japanese-American who lives on the East or West Coast, chances are, there are myriad ways to celebrate and nurture your Nikkei heritage with various festivals or celebrations, museum exhibits, trips to your local Japanese markets and restaurants, or through memberships in organizations such as the Japan Society or Japanese American Citizens League. But, what do you do if you grew up and live in the American South like my best friend Brenda and I? We are the daughters of Japanese mothers who married our Southern, U.S. soldier fathers in the aftermath of World War II ...

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