Tuesday, December 1, 2015

“Yonekazu Satoda, “94½,” shared a laugh with his wife,...

"Yonekazu Satoda, "94½," shared a laugh with his wife, Daisy. Yonekazu was 22 in 1942 when he and his family were sent to an internment camp in the Arkansas Delta. It wasn't until recently that he remembered the diary he wrote during his time there. Today, his roughly 1,000 diary entries are part of an exhibition at the Sterling Memorial Library at @yale. Yonekazu wrote the diary mostly to calm his mother, who spoke only Japanese and worried about her extroverted son's getting into trouble. Yonekazu's writing chronicled simple pleasures, like drinking a cold root beer, as well as the monotony of confinement, which he noted by counting full moons. @ramintalaie photographed the Satodas in their apartment in Japantown, in San Francisco." By nytimes on Instagram.

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