If you’re new to the podcast, WELCOME! Or have you already listened to all the episodes and now want to visit some of the places we’ve featured on the podcast? It’s all here. We’ve compiled books, places, and things as a guide to discover your favorite episode or to find more information about where to visit if you’re in any of the places we’ve talked about!
TBR Required Reading
Books discussed in The Big Root!
Redefining Japaneseness: Japanese Americans in the Ancestral Homeland by Jane Yamashiro (2017) — Sociologist Yamashiro details the experiences of Japanese Americans living in Japan. Highlighted in the episode The Blue Door and the Green Bottle, this book inspired the tagline of the podcast “everywhere Japaneseness.”
History of the Okinawans in North America by Okinawa Club of America (now Okinawa Association of America) (1989) — Originally published in Japanese by the Los Angeles Okinawa kenjinkai featured in the episode Everywhere Okinawanness and translated to English by Ben Kobashigawa, this book chronicles the stories of the Okinawan diaspora to California.
Distant Islands: The Japanese American Community in New York City, 1876-1930s by Daniel H. Inouye (2018) — Historian Inouye presents a historical narrative of the first Japanese immigrants to settle in New York.
TBR Travel Destination Guide
Some of the places, businesses, and activities featured in The Big Root!