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Seattle, 110 Years After Kafu

January 16, 2013

It’s almost the New Year in China. On February 10, the world will enter the Year of the Snake. It’s thus spring break in China, so I came trough Japan and arrived in Seattle today where I will transfer to Atlanta.

The writer Nagai Kafū studied abroad in Shanghai and arrived in Tacoma by boat from Shanghai in 1903. In 1908 he published his Amerika monogatari, or American Stories. It seems he encountered brazen racism in American and didn’t altogether enjoy his time here, though he liked the theatre in New York. Did you know a Japanese writer wrote stories about America in 1908?


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  1. Isabel Maynard permalink
    January 16, 2013 12:12 pm

    Kieran Robert Maynard Kiroma

    happy and thankful you are back in usa when you have time to think, let me know if you are coming to Birmingham. My schedule i filling up.

    love bb


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