Garret Kubato's Kubato

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YOU TELL STORY The description of Garret Hongo’s Kubato dream relates to the way Kubato remembered the Japanese Americans that died after the attack on Pearl Harbor. “One of his laterns was on it and written in small, neat rows like a sutra scroll, it had been decorated with the silvery names of all our dead.” (Hongo, last paragraph) kubato recited his story to Hongo to emphasize the importance of telling the world about the discrimination that his people experienced. “You tell story.” (Hongo, 1) Even though he was born an American citizen, Kubato was still suspected of espionage and held for several days without being charged. The day after the attack on Pearl Harbor, many Japanese American people, including Kuato, were taken in for…show more content…
Their suspicious ties to japan caused the justice department to put them in desolated areas throughout the Unites States. “These were grim forerunners of the assembly centers and concentration camps for the 120, 0000 japanese American evacuees that ere to come later.” (Hongo, 10) the four years that the Japanese americans endured such cruel discrimination, never was talkied about. “Japanese Americans were busy trying to forget it ever happened and were having a hard enough time building their new lives after “camp”.” (Hongo, 13) While Hongo attended junior high school, he noticed the difficulties amongst his classmates of talking about the relocation of the Japanese Americans. The children were commanded to stay silenced. “It was out of this sense of shame and fear of stigma was only beginning to understand that the nisei had silence themselves.” (Hongo, 16) Kubato didn’t insist on keeping it quiet tho. His testimony of the day after the Pearl Harbor attack, given to Hongo, was to be told no matter the circumstances. First they, entirely the Japanese American men, taken away from their families and put into concentratrion camps. Secondly, they were relocated to desolate areas throughout the USA. Lastly, the Japanese Americans kept quiet for many years, distancing themselves from their own history. In conclusion, Garret Hongo’s dream made him realize that Kubato hold dear to the Japanese
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