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Ayame Tsutakawa Remembered

Ayame Tsutakawa Remembered

Mayumi Tsutakawa September 15, 2017 0

My mother, Ayame lwasa Tsutakawa, passed away a few weeks ago at Keiro Northwest in the special unit for memory care patients. For a decade and more, she lived with dementia. Although she remembered

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Junichiro Tanizaki’s translated works remind us of a creative drive within Japan’s strict codes of behavior

Junichiro Tanizaki’s translated works remind us of a creative drive within Japan’s strict codes of behavior

Mayumi Tsutakawa July 12, 2017 0

The fascination for, and popularity of, fiction by one of Japan’s most famous 20th century writers, the sexually fixated and often ghoulish Junichiro Tanizaki (b. 1886, d 1965) continues. As I have explored my

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STG presents Sessue Hayakawa in <em>The Dragon Painter</em>

STG presents Sessue Hayakawa in The Dragon Painter

Mayumi Tsutakawa March 2, 2017 0

The Dragon Painter, a 1919 film that will be presented by Seattle Theatre Group (STG) on March 6, stars Sessue Hayakawa as Tatsu, a wild young painter who lives in the mountains of Japan

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Reflections on the 75th Anniversary of Executive Order 9066

Reflections on the 75th Anniversary of Executive Order 9066

Mayumi Tsutakawa February 17, 2017 0

Over the years, I’ve had a troubled relationship with what we Japanese Americans have called “the internment.” Sometimes I have been tired of talking about it. The repeated stories of woe, hardship, lost businesses,

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Tay & Val build platforms for people to tell the truth, find transformation

Tay & Val build platforms for people to tell the truth, find transformation

Mayumi Tsutakawa February 10, 2017 0

Opening night of the Seattle Asian American Film Festival (SAAFF) will begin at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, February 23, at the SIFF Cinema Egyptian Theater, and feature films by Seattle-area filmmakers, including TEDx storytellers Tay

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Mayumi Tsutakawa: ‘Alan Lau is the behind-the-scenes lifeblood of API arts community in Seattle’

Mayumi Tsutakawa: ‘Alan Lau is the behind-the-scenes lifeblood of API arts community in Seattle’

Mayumi Tsutakawa March 5, 2016 0

Alan Lau is the behind-the-scenes lifeblood of the Asian Pacific Islander American arts community in Seattle and the entire Pacific Northwest. He is an acclaimed painter, published poet, and essential art critic for the

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A History of Asian Community Media

Mayumi Tsutakawa June 15, 1983 0

The International Examiner, like many other alternative and homespun community media (our comrades of paste-up tables), have thanklessly persisted. While some have gone under (temporarily ceased publication), others have weathered the storms, even matured

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The Stadium Impact Story

Mayumi Tsutakawa June 15, 1976 0

“Why should we give way graciously to the County’s misallocation of public funds to build a sports stadium?” perhaps summarizes the three years Diana Bower spent on the Stadium Impact Project which recently lost

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