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The Resource The grave on the wall, Brandon Shimoda

The grave on the wall, Brandon Shimoda

Label
The grave on the wall
Title
The grave on the wall
Statement of responsibility
Brandon Shimoda
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Born on an island off the cost of Hiroshima around 1908, Midori Shimoda died in North Carolina in 1996, after suffering from Alzheimer's disease for two decades. A photographer, he was incarcerated in a Department of Justice prison during WWII under suspicion of being a spy for Japan. From his birth to contract laborer/picture-bride parents to his immigration and prewar life in Seattle's Nihonmachi, to wartime incarceration and postwar resettlement in New York City, his is a story of a man and a family vying for the American dream earnestly, but not without some bitterness. Poet Brandon Shimoda has crafted a lyrical-collage portrait of a grandfather he barely knew, and a moving meditation on memory and forgetting. The book begins with Midori's first memory (washing the feet of his own grandfather's corpse) and ends with the author's last memory of him. In between are vignettes of camellia blossoms, picture brides, suicidal monks, ancestral fires, great-grandmothers, bathhouses, atomic bomb survivors, paintings, photographs, burial mounds, golden pavilions, and dementia. In a series of pilgrimages he makes, from his own home in the Arizona desert to the family's ancestral village in Japan, to a Montana museum of WWII detention where he discovers a previously unknown photographic portrait of his grandfather, Shimoda records the search to find his grandfather--and therefore himself"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
LBSOR/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Shimoda, Brandon
Dewey number
973/.04956
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
E184.J3
LC item number
S47 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Shimoda, Midori
  • Shimoda, Brandon
  • Japanese Americans
  • Japanese American photographers
  • Immigrants
  • Japanese Americans
  • Grandfathers
  • Grandparent and child
Label
The grave on the wall, Brandon Shimoda
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The period of summoning relatives -- Faces -- The night of the day my grandfather died -- Death Valley -- The house that no longer exists -- The camphor tree -- The woman in the well -- Great grandmothers -- People of the first year -- The first Japanese to be photographed -- The characters -- Daimonji -- Dreams -- Nagasaki -- The bathhouse -- Domanju -- Miyajima -- Shirakami -- August 6, 2011 -- Tohoku -- Margaret Ichino -- Monument Valley -- Department of Justice (letter from Dan B. Shields to Edward J. Ennis) -- Fort Missoula -- Dreams -- New York City -- African burial ground -- Thunder Hill -- The inland sea -- The Temple of the Golden Pavilion
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
208 pages
Isbn
9780872867901
Lccn
2019015708
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • on1055913937
  • (OCoLC)1055913937
  • 1013718
Label
The grave on the wall, Brandon Shimoda
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The period of summoning relatives -- Faces -- The night of the day my grandfather died -- Death Valley -- The house that no longer exists -- The camphor tree -- The woman in the well -- Great grandmothers -- People of the first year -- The first Japanese to be photographed -- The characters -- Daimonji -- Dreams -- Nagasaki -- The bathhouse -- Domanju -- Miyajima -- Shirakami -- August 6, 2011 -- Tohoku -- Margaret Ichino -- Monument Valley -- Department of Justice (letter from Dan B. Shields to Edward J. Ennis) -- Fort Missoula -- Dreams -- New York City -- African burial ground -- Thunder Hill -- The inland sea -- The Temple of the Golden Pavilion
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
208 pages
Isbn
9780872867901
Lccn
2019015708
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • on1055913937
  • (OCoLC)1055913937
  • 1013718

Library Locations

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      41.5860906 -93.63119350000001
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