Japanese Language School: finding a story in a song

First, listen:

This song was the inspiration for UW Tacoma student Pearl Lee’s research into Tacoma’s Japanese Language School and the community which it served. With the building no longer standing, and the song only alive in the memory of students who attended the school many decades ago, it was a haunting but inspiring beginning for Pearl’s research journey.

We are delighted to share here the research paper and multimedia presentation that were the result of her work!

Finally, here is a notation by Kim Davenport of the song based on the recording above:

Japanese Language School Song


Further Reading:

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