Bananas, Lemons and Boiled Eggs

  photo by RMT Bananas, Lemons and Boiled Eggs.  What do these three have in common?  The color: YELLOW –these foods are used to characterize the “yellow” Asian.  The most common term is “banana”.  Yellow on the outside, white on the inside meaning someone who is Asian in appearance but who’s habits and lifestyle is Westernized.  …

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Preserving Japanese Culture in Seattle – 100 Year Old Club

Yesterday we celebrated the Japanese Hyakudokai New Year’s  Celebration.  The name Hyakudokai is taken from the motto “‘keep active until 100 years old’.  According to Mrs. Horikawa, the President of the association, the club began in Hiroshima in 1957, encouraging the elderly to live long with good health and to help one another to preserve …

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