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Author Abe, David K., author

Title Rural isolation and dual cultural existence : the Japanese-American Kona coffee community / David K. Abe
Published Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2017]


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Contents Acknowledgments; Contents; List of Figures and Pictures ; List of Tables ; Chapter 1: Introduction; The Life of Japanese Immigrants in Kona; Scope of This Book; Data Collection; Previous Studies on Kona; Anthropological Studies on Japanese Americans; Literature Review and Theoretical Frameworks; The Ethnic Identity Framework; Assimilation; Japanese American Assimilation; Assimilation in Kona; Organization of the Study; Notes; Chapter 2: The Issei: In Search of Autonomy; Introduction; Formation of the Japanese Community in Kona: Early Immigration of the Issei: The Journey to Hawaii
Unexpected Hard Labor: The Horror of Plantation LifeEncountering Kona Society: A Place of Freedom and Sanctuary; The Formation of the Kenjinkai: Prefecture Identification and Tokoro-Mon; The Formation of the Kumi: Geographic Identification in the Kona Community27; The Lost Dream of Returning to Japan; The Formation of the Kona Coffee Farming Community; Multicultural Kona District; The Beginning of the Tenant-Farming System; Living on the Farms; Coffee-Land Houses; Food; Hawaiian Tropical Clothing; The Kona Coffee Business: The Complex Relations of Landowners and Japanese Immigrant Laborers
Coffee Farming: Hard WorkThe Coffee Off-Season: Learning, Innovation, and Resilience; Fishing Is Our Culture; Lauhala Weaving; Adapting to, and Surviving in, a New Environment; The Issei and Their Ties to the Mother Country: The Transnational Experience; Reshaping the Past; Conclusion; Notes; Chapter 3: Religious and Social Communities: The Importance of Ethnic Solidarity; Introduction; Social Communities: The Importance of Ethnic Solidarity; The Kenjinkai: Japanese Prefectural Identity; The Kumi; Religious Communities; General Introduction
Japanese Jinjas (Shrines) in the Early Issei Period: Kamisama Overview; The Inari Shrine; Other Shinto Shrines; Wedding Ceremonies at Shinto Shrines; Ofuda (Talismans) and Omamori (Charms); Kamidana and New Year's; The Religious Issei's Approach to Japanese Buddhism; Spirituality Among the Issei; Otera (Buddhist Temples44); Overview; The Kona Hongwanji Jodo Shin-shu Temple; Overview; History; The Role of the Priest; Women and the Temples; The Kona Daifukuji Zen Soto-shu Temple; Overview; The Role of the Priest; Activities Organized by the Temple, and Relations with Shrines
The Kona Daishi-do Shingon-shu: The Healers Overview and History of Worship Sites and Temples; Religious Rituals and Practices; Ososhiki: Traditional Ritual Funerals of the Issei; Hoji: A Japanese Traditional Memorial Ritual; The Butsudan: Japanese Buddhist Altars; Ohakamairi: Ritual Attendance at the Buddhist Cemetery; Obon: The Return of the Dead; Fujinkai (Buddhist Women's Associations); Overview; The Kona Hongwanji Fujinkai; The Daifukuji Zen Soto-Shu Fujinkai; Fujinkai: In Summary; Religious and Social Communities: Conclusion; Notes; Chapter 4: The Nisei Experience
Summary This book studies the Japanese-American coffee farmers in Kona, Hawaii. Specifically, it sheds light on the role of first and second generation immigrants in the emergence of the Kona coffee agricultural economy, as well as factors that contributed to the creation of the Japanese community in Kona. The people there have survived much turmoil, including harsh treatment on the sugar plantations, economic instability, Pearl Harbor and racial stigma, and ethnic and religious identity crises. Despite these challenges, the pillars of the Japanese coffee community have remained stable
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Japanese Americans -- Social aspects -- Hawaii -- Kailua Kona
Coffee growers -- Hawaii -- Kailua Kona
Coffee plantations -- Hawaii -- Kailua Kona
Agriculture -- Hawaii -- Kailua Kona
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Discrimination & Race Relations.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Minority Studies.
Coffee growers.
Coffee plantations.
Hawaii -- Kailua Kona.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9783319553030