THE KAERU KID: The Other Brazil

In my younger days, I visited Brazil and attended Carnival in Rio, and it was as wild as advertised. Bikinis the size of dental floss worn on the beaches were not hard on the eyes, either. The trip included vists to Manaus, Bahia, Brasilia, Salvador and Iguazu Falls. Thinking the best of Brazil had been […]

The Transformation of Obon in Brazil

Obon is a Japanese custom attached to ancestor worship. It is commemorated in the summer, normally on July 15 on the lunar calendar, with services and ceremonies. This custom was brought to Brazil by the first Japanese immigrants, but the initial form of the practice in the family homes has been slowly lost. Today for […]

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