By Rafu Shimpo
From: Rafu Shimpo
Los Angeles Literature Note: This obituary of Wakako Yamauchi was published in August in L.A.’s Japanese newspaper Rafu Shimpo. Yamauchi was an important writer in the Nisei Literary community and beyond, especially in Los Ángeles, breaking out after WW II and Japanese internment. Related to the article published earlier this month titled “Literary History: Los Ángeles’ Nisei Literary Community Before WWII.”
GARDENA — Wakako Yamauchi, a renowned Nisei writer best known for her play “And the Soul Shall Dance,” passed away on Aug. 16 at her home in Gardena. She was 93.
She is remembered for depicting the struggles of Japanese immigrants and their children during the Great Depression and World War II, which she personally experienced.