Liane Grunberg Wakabayashi
By Liane Grunberg Wakabayashi
My Japanese Daughter’s Coming of Age Ceremony In Jerusalem
Miriam wiped the sweat off her brow in layers of heavy silk kimono woven with delicate pastel and bright red flowers. I could barely recognize my twenty year old daughter out of her baggy sweater and modest, flowing skirt. Here she was, dressed for her Seijinshiki, the Japanese Coming of Age ceremony, clip-clopping in her…
A Desk In Japan Brings Back Memories Of An American Jewish Childhood
I could almost see my mother sitting in a wing-tipped teak chair at the head of a familiar oval dining room table in a caramel shade of teak. “Go on. Treat yourself,” I heard her say in her clipped London accent, surrounded by vintage Danish modern teak furniture from my 1960s childhood. But that couldn’t…
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