Oregon Nikkei Endowment is proud to present the Portland debut of Hidden Legacy: Japanese Traditional Arts in the World War II Internment Camps . Through historical footage and interviews with artists, this documentary film tells the story of how traditional Japanese cultural arts were maintained at a time when over 120,000 persons of Japanese ancestry, over two-thirds of whom were American citizens, were forcibly removed from their homes on the West Coast and incarcerated in America’s internment camps. For this one-day-only event, the screen and stage will come alive with a concert by master koto player Shirley Kazuyo Muramato-Wong and a Japanese classical dance performance by the Sahomi Tachibana Dancers. Attendees will be also able to participate in a question and answer session with the filmmaker and artists. All proceeds will go directly to support programs at the Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center, a Japanese American history museum located in Old Town/Chinatown.
This event is co-sponsored by