"Dharma Road"

A Documentary Written, Directed, and Produced by June Inuzuka

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07-02-09 "Another Jap Bites The Dust"

Posted on July 2, 2009 at 11:04 PM
These are people present at the burial. I am surprised there were so many people at the funeral. I wonder what kind of person he was... The gravestone is the same one I saw in Rock Springs when I visited. However, it is difficult to tell if anyone in this crowd looks like my great grandfather. A big disappointment was I couldn't find him in this funeral group shot.. Steve thinks he sees him in the background, but I'm not sure.

This is Mr. S___hi Yamasaki senior, my great-grandfather, who my grandmother told me went to Wyoming to bury his son (below) who had died in a mining accident. This picture was taken around 1919-1921.

This is my great uncle, Mr. Hiyakusuke Yamasaki, (29) in his coffin (1920) The picture is labeled the "Dead Jap."
When I started the documentary I thought it might be a wild goose chase to find his tombstone, let alone funeral pictures!!

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