The Omoide Project: Spokane

In Japanese, 'omoide' means memories or recollections. Our church is working together with the Hifumi En Society to compile a detailed account from our Spokane Japanese-American community. The overall idea is to create a series of short memories about the Spokane Japanese-American community. Our model is the Omoide project from Seattle. The basic format is short memories that focus on a short, but meaningful memory that can be described in about 500 words. Our goal is to get as far back into the past as possible (early 1900s), since this is the history that is most at risk, but we welcome all stories from childhood and adulthood.

We’d like to emphasize remembering people from the past because that is a big reason why we’re doing this project.

If you would like to contribute, please:

  1. Print off an Omoide: Spokane Nikkei Stories Questionnaire (click below).
  2. Answer each question to the best of your ability.
  3. Scan and E-mail the questionnaire to our church (

Thank you for your support!

Omoide: Spokane Nikkei Stories Questionnaire



Our church members have compiled an amazing cook book and we're selling them for $25 each. If you love Japanese and American cuisine, this cook book is for you! It makes a great gift for any occasion. Please call us at (509) 535-2687 if you have any questions and/or to place an order. Thank you!


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