Japanese in Hawaiʻi: Okage Sama De
Dorothy Ochiai Hazama, Jane Okamoto Komeiji
Softcover, 368 pp.
The need for a book about the Japanese experience in Hawaiʻi brought together the co-authors, who are themselves Hawaiian Nisei mothers and teachers to collaborate on this book. In the process they became increasingly aware of the abiding sense of appreciation that the Japanese have for the past and its effect on the present. The Japanese in Hawaiʻi: Okage Sama De is a chronological account of Japanese immigrants. Enhanced by oral history, excerpts, and brief biographical sketches, it includes numerous photographs- many from treasured family albums, adding a personal dimension to the history.