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YAKIMA, Wash. -- Yoshiko Hide Kishi gazed at the small buckskin moccasins in her cupped hands as she recalled her early childhood in rural Toppenish.
Patti Hirahara, whose grandfather ran the Pacific Hotel in Yakima before he and his family were imprisoned during World War II, was recently honored by the Washington State University Alumni Association.
Eight years ago, the Yakima Valley Museum chronicled the forced relocation of more than 1,000 residents of Japanese descent from the Yakima Valley into internment camps outside the area, mostly at Heart Mountain, Wyo., during World War II. On Sunday, the museum followed up its commitment to telling that story by hosting its first Day of Remembrance, which commemorated the 76th anniversary of President Franklin Roosevelt’s signing of the executive order that sent more than 110,000 people from their homes. Out of Sunday’s event came an idea that could give more prominence to the role of …
YAKIMA, Wash. -- More than a decade ago, Patti Hirahara set out to tell the story of her family, gathering Washington State University memorabilia, passports, details about their life in Yakima and other information.
WAPATO, Wash. -- As a first-grader, Isao Fujimoto’s daily after-school journey took him to the tall brick building rising near a cluster of Japanese businesses in Wapato.
WAPATO, Wash. — The 57th annual Sukiyaki Dinner held by the Yakima Buddhist Church is set for 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 4 at 212 W. Second St.
Every day after school in first grade, Dave Sakamoto walked from Garfield Elementary in Toppenish to the Buddhist church on the corner of South Fir Street and Washington Avenue.
YAKIMA, Wash. -- A Yakima father and son’s visual documentation of life at Heart Mountain Relocation Center in Wyoming is the subject of a special presentation at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum in Hyde Park, N.Y., on Oct. 12.
WAPATO — Royce Gondo and two fellow Boy Scouts walked along Jones Road last Sunday morning, gathering fieldstones and putting them in tall plastic buckets just west of Lateral A Road.
YAKIMA, Wash. -- The woman who created the Downtown Yakima History & Mystery Tours will lead free guided walking tours of another storied destination — Yakima’s city cemetery.
“Return & Remembrance: A Pilgrimage to the Portland Assembly Center,” was a special event commemorating the 75th anniversary of Executive Order 9066 and honoring those it impacted.
Irene Goto stood in the sunlight at Tahoma Cemetery as members of the Yakima Valley’s Japanese-American community gathered near the graves of their ancestors.
Growing up at the Empire Hotel in downtown Yakima, Fukiko Takano enjoyed hunting for coins in the lobby’s deep leather couches and watching people come and go from three movie theaters across the street.
YAKIMA, Wash. -- As the daughter of an acclaimed sculptor and a talented dancer, Mayumi Tsutakawa grew up in the arts and made creativity her career, crisscrossing the state in a long career as a culture advocate and leader.
YAKIMA, Wash. -- The history of Japanese Americans in Washington state is the subject of the latest Wednesday Lunchtime Lecture Series presentation at the Yakima Valley Museum.
Items kept by a Yakima father and son during their incarceration at Heart Mountain, Wyo., during World War II are on display at The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History as part of a yearlong exhibition.
YAKIMA, Wash. -- Growing up in Wapato’s Japanese American community, Eddie Iseri spent much of his time in school and helping out at his mother’s grocery store. He didn’t travel to Yakima that often.
YAKIMA, Wash. -- Alan Matsumoto remembers seeing a grainy black-and-white film of his mother and two of her sisters as they left Bainbridge Island in early 1942.