TAKEO UJO NAKANO was born in Japan and immigrated to Canada in 1920. He worked in the British Columbia lumber industry for twenty years before his internment during the Second World War. After the war, he settled with his family in Toronto, continuing his cultivation of tanka.
"What sets Nakano's memoir apart is his poetic sensibility...A reaffirmation of the strength of the human spirit in adversity and the healing power of forgiveness."--Globe and Mail