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Nancy Matsumoto

Nancy Matsumoto

Nancy Matsumoto is a Toronto and New York-based writer and editor who covers food, agriculture and the environment for publications including The Wall Street Journal, NPR, and Civil Eats. A certified advanced sake professional, Nancy travels to Japan to report on sake, food, and agriculture. She is a contributor to the recently released "Displaced: Manzanar 1942-1945, The Incarceration of Japanese Americans." Photo credit @dearninja.

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Adult art classes learning freehand brush strokes. | Dorothea Lange, War Relocation Authority Photographs of Japanese-American Evacuation and Resettlement / National Archives  ABs10 MMD
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Artbound

Art and the Creation of a Resilient Japanese American Spirit

Faced with empty horse stalls and bare barracks, Chiura Obata, along with other artists, taught over 600 professionals and amateurs art. Their work fueled a spirit of resilience in their community and helped them face an untenable situation with dignity.
Three Sequoia sake glasses | Still from "The Migrant Kitchen" Sequoia Sake
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The Migrant Kitchen

Leaving the Tech World Behind for Sake's Sake

Jake Myrick and Noriko Kamei’s product is not the latest digital industry disruptor, it’s the 2,000-year-old traditional fermented rice brew of Japan, sake.
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