Tag Archives: Japanese Festival

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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Finding and keeping cultural heritage

Besides the usual busyness of my life, I’ve been busy the last few weeks getting ready for the annual Japanese Festival in St. Louis. Per the last census, our area has a little over 3,000 people claiming Japanese heritage, way … Continue reading

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Passing on cultural traditions

Today’s BlogHer Find Your Roots prompt is about family traditions. Of course we in the States have our standard holidays with their traditions, with some variation by family. The only special cultural tradition I’ve kept from my childhood has to do with New Year … Continue reading

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