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Seiwa-en Japanese Garden and a WWII Japanese Internment Memoir

Last weekend was our big annual Japanese Festival, where our small but mighty Japanese community and our many friends work together to showcase Japanese cultural traditions and talents. It’s impressive. The Missouri Botanical Garden has the largest Japanese garden in … Continue reading

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Dream of the Water Children – a memoir of half worlds and unpleasant history

Fredrick Kakinami Cloyd is Black-Japanese, but actually he is Japanese, Chinese, Korean, and European from his mother’s side and black and Cherokee on his dad’s. He is Amerasian, a term Pearl Buck coined as she advocated for the many abandoned … Continue reading

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Memoir: Your Journey, an Inheritance

Now what? Last week I attended our county library’s author event with Dani Shapiro, whose latest book is Inheritance: A memoir of genealogy, paternity, and love. The room was packed, all to hear her fascinating story of shocking discovery through … Continue reading

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