Tag Archives: Japanese American

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 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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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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A Jewpanese Interview with Paul Golin

When I first started this blog, I wanted to write more about Jewpanese topics.  This was something new —writing about a culture that was apart from my own—but it was exciting.  Venturing out into the unknown, I did what any … Continue reading

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Hapa Life: A Father’s Perspective

I’m not hapa. I’m all Japanese. My children are Jewpanese. Our perspectives of the world will be different as time goes on. According to one study, mixed-race children of Asian and White descent will tend to identify as White about … Continue reading

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Day 14: 30/30 Project: Rainy Day

I’m not posting an earlier draft here, because there really wasn’t one.  But I did want to talk a little bit about the poem which can be found here.  Rainy Day is the second in what will probably be three drafts … Continue reading

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Exploring the Japanese American Experience

I’m not sure what my kids will experience in their Jewpanese lives, but it probably will be pretty different from mine.  As they start to discover their own identities, I think back on my own.  I’m descended from the Japanese … Continue reading

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