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Keiko's Journey

  • Kinokuniya Seattle 525 South Weller Street Seattle, WA, 98104 United States (map)

Join us for special performance of Keiko’s Journey -the story of a young girl’s experience growing up in post-war Japan and America.

Author Kay Hirai will be performing a drama reading from her book, featuring a new conversation with her mother, Fujiye, revealing more secrets that have never been published.

About the book
Keiko’s mother, Fujiye was an American citizen. She traveled to Japan to care for her aging uncle, but became trapped there during World War ll. She struggled to survive under harsh conditions during the war, while protecting her daughter, Keiko from the secrets that surrounded their lives.

But in 1951, Fujiye brought Keiko to America, into a culture she’d never known. As family secrets unfold, Keiko finds the courage to adapt and survive as an outsider in post-war America.

About the author
Kay Hirai was born in Japan and came to the United States at the age of eleven. Today, she owns and operates Studio 904 Salon on Mercer Island, WA. The salon is an innovative and respected small business that has become known nationally for its hiring practices, employee training, and community outreach programs.




Earlier Event: May 25
Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto
Later Event: May 31
Nicholas Sansbury Smith