Tag Archives: Japanese America

Grandpa Dug a Hole Beneath the Tangerine Tree

via Grandpa Dug a Hole Beneath the Tangerine Tree I wrote a new poem not that long ago after I took Maya to see the hina dolls at the Boston Childrens’ Museum for Hinamatsuri (Girls’ Day). Maya has a small set of … Continue reading

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From The Minstrel of Belmont: Futomaki

I love cooking. I spend a good portion of my weekends thinking about it and doing it. Sure, with two small kids I often do a few favorite dishes that will get them to eat their veggies. But from time … Continue reading

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from The Minstrel of Belmont: Grace

I’ve written a few poems about my grandmother. She was a dynamic personality while I grew up, even though half of that time we were separated by half the Pacific. Her early life was a hard one, filled with tragedy … Continue reading

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From Hanami: Strawberry Patches

“Strawberry Patches” is the third Asian American poem I wrote, but it’s the one that would set the tone of how I would approach so-called ethnic poetry until 20 years later (the time of Minstrel) when I changed. It’s also … Continue reading

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Fighting Crime Jewpanese Style

Following a lead from a CNN post this morning, I found Jake Adlestein’s Operation Tropical Storm: How a Jewish-Japanese Special Agent Snared a Yakuza Boss in Hawaii.  It’s an entertaining read.  Language is a bit sensational, but it is a crime … Continue reading

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Jewpanese Food

I saw this article featuring a dashi braised brisket on the Paul Golin’s Jewpanese Facebook page.  Looks good.  This is the kind of stuff I wonder about in the Jewpanese world, or for that matter in the wider of world where people … Continue reading

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Japanese America

I saw a pretty amazing article that was tagged on Facebook by my friend, Jeff Bayliss, title The Great Sushi Craze of 1905, Part I.  Pretty amazing stuff.  The late 19th Century/early 20th Century, in spite of what some people … Continue reading

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