Kanda Home: Biography of Shigefusa and Sue Kanda

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University of Hawaii Press, 1996 - Biography & Autobiography - 109 pages
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In 1893, Reverend Shigefusa Kanda, a graduate of Doshisha Theological School, came to Kohala on the Big Island of Hawaii as a missionary to Japanese immigrants on the plantation. He built a church, founded the first Japanese language school in Hawaii, and defended the rights of the Japanese laborers.
In 1898 he married Sue Tanimura. They moved to Wailuku, Maui where, in 1911, they founded a unique boarding school, the Kanda Home, for unfortunate Japanese girls. As described in this book, Mrs. Kanda vigorously educated these children to become good U.S. citizens and Christians, despite encountering considerable social and financial hardship. Graduates of the Kanda Home became leaders in the Japanese community and have contributed to the development of modern Hawaii.
 

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Contents

Ancestors Childhood and Doshisha
1
Voyage to Hawaii Kohala Mission
7
Kohala Japanese Language School
20
Sues Marriage
31
Katsus Death and Sues Childbirth
37
Marriage of the Kobayakawas
44
Kanda Home KoranJojuku
56
World War I
68
The Kanda Home After World War I
74
Retirement Later Years and Shigefusa s Death
85
During and After World War II and Sues Death
92
Epilogue
101
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Dr. Jiro Nakano is currently a lecturer at the Kobe University School of Medicine, Kobe, Japan.

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