Junzo Nojima and Stamford's Cherry Trees: A Kamishibai Presentation
Portrait of Junzo
Junzo said the following with a smile and then he pointed to the hairs on his head, "While I was living in America for 55 years, I usually felt a longing for my hometown. I worked hard thinking that I would return home loaded with honors after having some success in the world. When I first returned to Japan, I was like a Rip Van Winkle and this hair turned white." A reporter from the Japan America News wrote; "Junzo is far from being an image of a Rip Van Winkle, having a round face and lustrous skin. He looks cheerful and unaffected."
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