Seito Saibara and Texas Rice by Todd Romero For information on Saibara’s background, see Kiyoko T. Kurosawa, “Seito Saibara’s Diary of Planting a Japanese Colony in Texas,” Hitotsubashi Journal of Social Studies 2:1 (1964): 54-65; and, especially Thomas K Walls, The Japanese Texans (San Antonio: The University of Texas Institute of Texan Cultures, 1987), 67-80…. Read more »
Khalil AbuSharekh was born and raised in Gaza, Palestine. He has studied film and graphic design. He moved to the US in 2008 and in 2013 opened his art studio and video production company Hakaya. He has a passion for film and story telling. Aimee L. Bachari is a Ph.D. student in history at the University of… Read more »
Sugar & Rice, Issue 2 is almost here. We have a kick-ass cover, cool layouts, and amazing articles, including: A touching, personal take on hunting migratory birds by Jill Carroll An exploration of the Japanese influences on Texas and Louisiana rice farming by Todd Romero of the Gulf Coast Food Project Psychedelic fiction by Justin… Read more »
Bellaire, TX 1945: The “Choo Choo Polka” and “Farm Fresh Produce” all at one shopping center on Bellaire Boulevard. Read about the evolution of Bellaire Boulevard and the rise of Houston’s Asiatown in Issue 2 of Sugar & Rice. From Southwestern Times, September 20, 1945
The Rice Journal, March 1916: a fascinating snapshot of Texas and Louisiana agricultural history: ads for farm equipment, land, typewriter rental, etc., rice recipes, articles encouraging the use of rice flour, reports on rice production, and more.