Material contribuído por DMo

Q&A with Morgen Young, Curator of Uprooted Exhibition on WWII Nikkei Farm Laborers

Darryl Mori

During World War II, sugar was in urgent demand. Beyond its use in food products, sugar beets were converted to industrial alcohol and used in the manufacturing of munitions and synthetic rubber.

Paper and Peace: Seeing Hiroshima's Origami Cranes Through Japanese American Eyes

Darryl Mori

“I always like to tell my friends that every little thing in Japanese culture has some symbolism and meaning,” Richard Watanabe says.

Q&A with Heidi Kim, editor of Taken from the Paradise Isle: The Hoshida Family Story

Darryl Mori


Q&A with Sugar/Islands Artist Laura Kina

Darryl Mori

Artist Laura Kina is one of two artists featured in the new exhibition, Sugar/Islands: Finding Okinawa in Hawai‘i—The Art of Laura Kina and Emily Hanako Momohara.

Making Art That Matters: Sugar/Islands and Stories of Hawai‘i’s History

Darryl Mori

“I am constantly struck by how incredibly brave and committed Laura Kina and Emily Hanako Momohara were to this project and for creating work that comes from such a personal space for which the public can experience,” says curator Krystal Hauseur.

The Star-Crossed and the Undead: Koji Steven Sakai’s Romeo & Juliet vs. Zombies

Darryl Mori


Living Artifacts: The Descanso Gardens Camellias and Japanese American History

Darryl Mori

At first glance, a botanical garden may seem an unlikely place to find hidden stories. But David R. Brown knows many interesting narratives behind green spaces.  “Around every corner there is a story or a scene or a vignette that speaks to you—if your eyes and ears are open ...

Nurturing Understanding: A Mother’s Love Leads to LGBT Support

Darryl Mori

According to UCLA’s Williams Institute, 46% of transgender males attempt suicide, says educator, author, and lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender (LGBT) community advocate Marsha Aizumi.

Tracing a Path to Justice: Historian-Author Samuel O. Regalado and Nikkei Baseball

Darryl Mori

“The stories I heard were compelling and vivid,” Samuel O. Regalado says.

Vivid History: Scholar-Author Eric Muller and the “Colors of Confinement”

Darryl Mori

During World War II, amateur photographer Bill Manbo had a camera with him while unjustly incarcerated in a Japanese American concentration camp.

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DMo is a writer based in Los Angeles, specializing in the arts and the nonprofit sector. A Sansei and a native of Southern California, he has written for UCLA and the Japanese American National Museum, where he serves as a volunteer. He currently works in fundraising and external relations for Art Center College of Design.

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