Finding Hapaness

Ha・Pa /noun/ Hawaiian term meaning half.

Ha • Pa

After talking to a Canadian woman of mixed Japanese heritage, filmmaker Ashley Sugimoto realized that she had never connected to someone else on the basis of her own Japanese heritage before. She wondered why.

Finding Hapaness

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Puzzle Piece 1: Places of Identity

It was almost an out of body experience, to be surrounded by many other Japanese Canadians in an environment where we could appreciate our culture. I took along my friend along and while he was trying onigiri for the first time, I was remembering how much I loved it as a kid.