Former picture brides’ oral histories enlightens

PICTURE BRIDE STORIES By Barbara F. Kawakami (Honolulu: University of Hawai‘i Press, 2016, 408 pp., $39.99, cloth) “Soto Kimura’s story is typical of the stories of early Issei women. They arrived in Hawai‘i unprepared for the harsh realities that confronted them. The majority of them came with only a fourth-grade education from rural villages. Yet […]

Nichi Bei Foundation to present 20th anniversary screenings of Kayo Hatta’s ‘Picture Bride’ Sept. 25 in S.F.’s Japantown

The Nichi Bei Foundation will present two screenings of late director Kayo Hatta’s groundbreaking and award-winning film, “Picture Bride,” on Japanese immigrants (Issei) Friday, Sept. 25 at New People Cinema, 1746 Post St. in San Francisco’s Japantown. Actress Tamlyn Tomita and co-screenwriter Mari Hatta will attend the second screening at 6:30 p.m. “Picture Bride” was […]

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