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The Legacy of a Cemetery (short story)

Creators: Joe Oyama


First person reflections on a trip back to his hometown of Los Angeles by a man who had settled in New Jersey after leaving the Jerome , Arkansas, concentration camps some thirty years earlier. A visit to Evergreen Cemetery east of downtown Los Angeles brings back memories of his forced removal in 1942, remembrances of Nisei soldiers he knew who are buried there, and memories of his deceased family members.

Originally published in Bridge Magazine in 1976, "The Legacy of a Cemetery" was reprinted in the Ayumi: A Japanese American Anthology in 1980.

Authored by Brian Niiya , Densho

Might also like " Some Lines for a Younger Brother... " by Sue Kunitomi Embrey; " Memories of Pop " by Jiro Saito; Three of a Kind by Soji Kashiwagi

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Author Joe Oyama
Publication Date 1976
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Oyama, Joe. "The Legacy of a Cemetery." Bridge Magazine 14.2 (Feb. 1976). Reprinted in Ayumi: A Japanese American Anthology . Edited by Janice Mirikitani, et al. San Francisco: Japanese American Anthology Committee, 1980. 152–55.