Hanna Me/Hana Mie and Onsens in the Snow, an Ethno-graphic Memoir

Hanna Griff-Sleven (Eugene Lang College at the New School)

This paper explores the way I wrote about my years of living and working in Japan in the mid 1990s. I chose to write about my direct experiences of the world I encountered in Japan: my lived “firsthand” experiences, and how these stories became evocative memory-stories of everyday life. I collaborated with an artist who turned the photographs I took at the time into watercolors. I will talk about this collaboration which produced a unique ethno-graphic memoir.

Part of 05-13 Material Narratives, Friday, November 03, 10:30 am–12:30 pm