DiscoverTen Thousand Things with Shin Yu Pai
During the mizu kuyo ritual for pregnancy loss, a small Jizo Bodhisattva statue enshrines ceremonial remains of a lost child. Following Shin Yu’s miscarriage in 2012, she had a mizu kuyo ceremony to process her grief.
Dylan Tomine has a passion for steelhead trout. Or an obsession. Or an addiction.
On the eve of selling her family’s house, Donna Miscolta’s daughter had a special request: Go to the stairwell and pull back the loose board on the bottom step.
Eason Yang was on an ambitious career trajectory, helping tech companies like Uber change the world. Until he got cancer.
A name is an object that defines who we are. But what if our name is wrong?
Trailer: Ten Thousand Things
In many Chinese sayings, “ten thousand” is used in a poetic sense to convey something infinite, vast, and unfathomable. For Shin Yu Pai – award-winning poet and museologist – the story of Asians in America is just that. Introducing Ten Thousand Things, a special podcast series about modern-day artifacts of Asian American life, created and hosted by Shin Yu Pai and produced by KUOW.
The Blue Suit
The story behind the viral and historic blue suit that inspired this podcast.
The vintage Califone record player allows sound artist Paul Kikuchi to access and share songs that he inherited from his great-grandfather and other 78rpm records that were left behind by Japanese Americans incarcerated during World War II.
After his father's death, Byron Au Yong turned to paper folding.
Dakin Drooper Dog
The Blue Suit's host, Shin Yu Pai, revisits an object from her own life.
In a small clear box, Etsuko Ichikawa keeps a small piece of vitrified glass that was given to her on a tour of the Hanford nuclear site.
Tomo Nakayama usually puts his creative energy into his harmonious music. But when the pandemic hit, he found a new outlet: cooking.
Jessica Rubenacker collects plants. Lots of plants.
A chador garment worn by some Muslim women is usually black. Not Anida Yoeu Ali's. Her chador is red and sparkly.
Trailer: The Blue Suit
In a world full of stuff, what is worth keeping? What do we treasure? Explore modern-day heirlooms with The Blue Suit, a new KUOW podcast hosted and created by PNW poet Shin Yu Pai.
Thanks for this episode. I voted for Congressman Andy Kim. He is the true patriotic politician that we need.