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Afternoon Conversations: Experiences of Tsuruju Miyazaki

Regional history and local topics of interest discussed monthly at the Phillips Dawson House in partnership with the Nansemond Suffolk Historical Society. This month: Local business owner, Tsuruju Miyazaki, was once the well-loved owner of the thriving "Horseshoe Cafe" restaurant. Miyazaki was one of only two Japanese residents in Suffolk during the 1940s. After the Pearl Harbor attack many Japanese people, including Miyazaki, were arrested and sent to internment camps. However, he was never heard from again. Tsuruju Miyazaki's granddaughter, Regina Boone, recounts her grandfather’s story as well as her own journey trying to find the man that seemed to simply disappear, a journey that took her to Japan and what she discovered there.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Phillips-Dawson House:137 Bank St, Suffolk

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