Fumiko's Archived Life


Dr. James Knott, Hisako's fiance, was here at North Park Farmer's Market.
Hisako is the founder of San Diego Japanese Speech Contest.

video made by Fumiko Tachibana

archive below

In Memory

Hi, I am Fumiko Tachibana.


In front of Howard Brubeck Theatre at Palomar College

Distinguished Faculty Award Recognition Celebration

Photo from left to right:
Mikiko Imamura Seyller sensei, CSUSM,
Department Chair Professor Carlos Gomez,
Monique Atkins, Palomar College.
Mikiko passed away two years later,
Monique had her house burned down at the SD Fire in the fall
Carlos retired the following year.
I can't say enough how much you all made me happy.
Thank you for your support!
I wish you were reading this page. My heart-felt big thank you and
gratitude more than words can express to you all.
I miss you all!

Screen Shot

 My deep appreciation goes to the following inspiring teachers whose kind
heart still remains in my heart when I look back upon my life in the US:
Takako Izumi sensei, Mikiko Imamura sensei, Poet/Professor Steve Kowit,
I miss them all! My biggest thank you goes to
Dr. Dan McLeord, professor emeritus at SDSU, who kindly
offered an initia and official l support at SDSU.  The classroom was my favorite place.

My most active period was at Palomar College (1991, 1999 - 2015)
after I taught for many years at high schools and colleges both in Japan and San Diego.

I had the honorary pleasure of winning the Distinguished Faculty Award
at Palomar College where I finished my career. I was also recognized the following year
by the Board of Directors of the San Marcos Chamber of Commerce as
Palomar College's Most Distinguished Faculty.

Wonderful Memories!
Meet Your Facult : Fumiko Tachibana

HMV & Books

Lighthouse interview 12/2012

Asian Heritage Award (appeared in JSSDT)

anthology inclusion: "Other Side River" inclusion: Stone Bridge Press, Berkeley in 1995.

Reviews on Other Side River

Old Photo Album

Some voices from Students sdjsc_voice.htm
Books:Fumiko's publications
, etc.

2Started in the summer of 2014
Participated in the orchestra

June 2018

February 2017

Wonderful Memory

the overcoat is my dad's memory
Poetry Reading Circle of Tokyo 1987

UCSD Library Data
original version was published in early 1970's


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