“Gaman” (Quiet Endurance) means the acceptance of and ability to deal with life's adversities. It is maintaining one's dignity and honor with diligence and perserverance

In the early 1990's, young Japanese women in their teens left their homes and families and traveled across the Pacific Ocean to be married to strangers only known to them by photos. These Picture Brides suffered in silence being married to strangers, living in a new land and working on the sugar plantations. They persevered all the harsh conditions to make better lives for themselves and their families


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