5 episodes

Densho’s new podcast, Campu, tells the story of Japanese American incarceration like you've never heard it before. Brother-sister duo Noah and Hana Maruyama weave together the voices of survivors to spin narratives out of the seemingly mundane things that gave shape to the incarceration experience: rocks, fences, food, paper. Follow along as they move far beyond the standard Japanese American incarceration 101 and into more intimate and lesser-known corners of this history. Stay tuned--new episodes coming January 6, 2021!

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Densho’s new podcast, Campu, tells the story of Japanese American incarceration like you've never heard it before. Brother-sister duo Noah and Hana Maruyama weave together the voices of survivors to spin narratives out of the seemingly mundane things that gave shape to the incarceration experience: rocks, fences, food, paper. Follow along as they move far beyond the standard Japanese American incarceration 101 and into more intimate and lesser-known corners of this history. Stay tuned--new episodes coming January 6, 2021!

    Mid-Season Announcement

    Mid-Season Announcement

    Thanks for subscribing to Campu -- we hope you like what you’ve been hearing so far. We’re going to take a short break while we work on this season’s remaining three episodes, but we’ll be back on January 6th with more stories about life in Japanese...

    • 59 sec
    Fences

    Fences

    Not all fences are of the white picket sort. Many, in fact, represent a reality that goes against everything America imagines itself to be. In this episode, we’re going to talk about the barbed-wire fence of World War II concentration camps -- what it...

    • 44 min
    Paper

    Paper

    After Japanese Americans were released from incarceration, most of what remained were mounds and mounds of paper. Papers that told us about choices the incarcerees made, big and small. About how even in camp, people were still just being people. In this...

    • 41 min
    Rocks

    Rocks

    This episode is about the forced removal of Japanese Americans in the aftermath of Pearl Harbor, but it’s also about the bedrock that lies beneath. Literally. We talk about rocks -- not just in the geographic sense, but also the stories they hold: of...

    • 48 min
    Campu - Teaser

    Campu - Teaser

    Densho’s new podcast, Campu, tells the story of Japanese American incarceration like you've never heard it before. Brother-sister duo Hana and Noah Maruyama weave together the voices of survivors to spin narratives out of the seemingly mundane things...

    • 1 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
57 Ratings

57 Ratings

Idiotic dude ,

Amazing beautiful work

A beautifully written, researched, and arranged podcast - highly recommend

chapeauchin ,

Very informative and moving

We must never let the memory of the atrocities committed in the name of war be forgotten. Hana and Noah have a done a terrific job of bringing the Japanese internment experience to life for today’s audiences.

Maplemag ,

Campu

A creative way of looking at an important part of history from a material culture perspective that is presented in the words of people who lived through it. The narration is riveting and the music adds to the story without getting in the way or being stereotypical. Highly recommend.

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