Thanks for visiting from our tribute in Crosscut Public Media on the passing of David Ishii, Bookseller.
David put a public face on the wartime incarceration of Japanese Americans for generations that passed through his store, read the exclusion order framed on the wall, looked through his shelves of Asian Americana and Pacific Northwest history, and stoipped to talk to him about redress, the resisters, or the nearby birthplaces of John Okada and Monica Sone. David was a friend of our film, and his passing leaves a deep hole not only in our hearts but in the life of the city he enriched with his passions for baseball, fly fishing, the opera and all the arts. He connected us all and built community.
See also our comments in The Seattle Times, “Longtime bookseller David Ishii was quite a story himself.”
Photo courtesy of Deb Todd