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Nikkei in Cuba: Reflections from Three U.S. Nikkei Groups


Tsukimi Kai

pictured: Grace Shimizu The word “tsukimi” suggests the circumstance of people divided by distance yet appreciating the beauty of the same bright moon. Tsukimi Kai is an intergenerational group of predominately Nikkei artists, performers, educators, and scholars who share a goal to explore and celebrate the parallel histories of Japanese Cubans and Japanese Americans. By reaching across boundaries of history and politics, they have exchanged stories of shared migrations from Japan and adapting to a new land.

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Grace Shimizu from Tsukimi Kai, one of the groups represented at the Discover Nikkei event, "Nikkei in Cuba: Reflections from Three U.S. Nikkei Groups", that took place in Los Angeles, … More »

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