July 9, 2008

While Tom, Megan, and Dana were busy interviewing people at the Denver conference, I was manning an information table and photography display. It felt like hundreds of people visited the Densho booth between sessions. Lots of Nisei and their families were interested in newly discovered photos of the Amache camp that we shared in advance of placing them in the Digital Archive. I talked with many appreciative teachers, graduate students, and other users of our website. I even met a Nisei gentleman who knew my mother well in the difficult last years at the Tule Lake camp. He confirmed how stressful life in that camp was during the time of renunciation. All in all, the whole conference sent me back to Seattle inspired and motivated to promote Densho’s work. No offense to dusty Denver, but it’s good to be back in the gorgeous green Pacific Northwest.