Arizona Storytellers: Kathy Nakagawa
KJZZ is partnering with the Arizona Republic to bring you the Arizona Storytellers project on the radio. Storytellers in Phoenix share their stories at live events in town. Some of the stories are about living here, some are not.
Kathy Nakagawa is a Phoenix native and a third-generation Japanese-American. Her dad started growing vegetables in Arizona in the 1930s. But during World War II, her parents were interned at the Poston War Relocation Camp in Yuma. After the war, the family returned to Phoenix and leased some land at the foot of South Mountain to start again, growing vegetables and flowers.
Nakagawa is a professor at ASU and would always be happy to have you swing by her dad’s flower shop.
You can hear more stories like this at our next night of live storytelling Feb. 11 at Changing Hands First Draft Book Bar in Phoenix. And to learn more about the Arizona Storytellers Project or about how to tell your own story, visit storytellers.azcentral.com