Mr. Hori and the Panama Hotel Part VII

Continuation from the series of Mr. Hori and the Panama Hotel: A Nisei Immigrant Story Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV, Part V, Part VI In the fall of 1943, the Japanese internees at Puyallup, Washington were bused to the train tracks in Puyallup, and travelled by train to their permanent internment camp called Minidoka Relocation Camp in Hunt, …

Mr. Hori and the Panama Hotel Part VII Read More »

images at Panama Hotel

Mr. Hori and the Panama Hotel Part VI

Continuation from the series of Mr. Hori and the Panama Hotel: A Nisei Immigrant Story Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV, Part V The government began sending a notice to each family informing them to report with their belongings on a designated day at a specific location. Mr. Hori recalls waiting in line on 8th Avenue …

Mr. Hori and the Panama Hotel Part VI Read More »

Mr. Hori

Mr. Hori and the Panama Hotel – Part II

Mr. Hori today in front of his home Part II Sanjiro and Toyo Hori had four children:  Toyome born in 1916, Takashi (1918), Fukashi (1921) and Aiko (1926).  Although, they lived in America, Takashi, as the first born son in a Japanese family, was responsible to carry on the family business. The meshiya that Sanjiro …

Mr. Hori and the Panama Hotel – Part II Read More »

Panama Hotel 1

Mr. Hori and the Panama Hotel, a Nisei Story

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet is a historical fiction novel about a little love story between a Chinese boy and Japanese girl during the 1940’s Japanese internment of WWII based  in Seattle, Washington.  As you can imagine, it’s a popular choice for book clubs where I live because you can actually visit …

Mr. Hori and the Panama Hotel, a Nisei Story Read More »

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 …

Preserving Japanese Culture in Seattle – 100 Year Old Club Read More »

Scroll to Top