Title Page, Copyright

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Acknowledgments

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pp. vii-viii

The editors wish to offer special thanks to a few individuals who helped make this new edition possible. The late Frank Eldridge Jr., executor of Kathleen Tamagawa Eldridge’s estate, gave the project his blessing and agreed to be interviewed about his mother’s life and work. Karin...

Chronology

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pp. ix-x

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Introduction

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pp. xi-xxxiv

Kathleen Tamagawa’s memoir Holy Prayers in a Horse’s Ear, originally published in 1932, holds a special place in Asian American history. While much less known than the now-celebrated works of the Canadian Eurasian sisters Edith and Winifred Eaton, to which it is inevitably...

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Holy Prayers in a Horse’s Ear

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pp. 1-162

Trying to write about one’s life is like grabbing at a whirling circle. There doesn’t seem to be any beginning and of course as I’m still “going strong,” there is no proper end. With frantic gesture, I grab at the circle and whichever way I turn I get no-where; from nothingness...

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A Fit in Japan

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pp. 163-171

Toku stood in the doorway of the European drawing room. It was the tea hour in the foreign community of Yokohama, and three Americans, two young women and a man, were grouped before a blazing fire. Christmas decorations filled the room with the breath of dying...

Explanatory Notes

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pp. 173-182

About the Editors

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p. 183