Original Art from the Graphic Novel 442
Japanese Americans from Incarceration to the Battlefields of Europe
Opening Reception: Saturday, February 9, 2019, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Shirley Muramoto & “Hidden Legacy”
Film Screening and Performance
Sunday, February 24, 2019
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Shirley Muramoto, an accomplished koto master and the creative director of the documentary film “Hidden Legacy,” will perform with Brian Wong (shakuhachi) and dancer Bando Hiroshichiro (aka Nakamura Gankyo). The film, tells the story of how traditional Japanese cultural arts were maintained at a time when the War Relocation Authority emphasized the importance of assimilation and Americanization.
Resistance at Tule Lake
Sunday, March 10, 2019
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
“Resistance at Tule Lake” tells the long-suppressed story of incarcerated Japanese Americans who defied the government by refusing to swear unconditional loyalty to the U.S. Though this was an act of protest and family survival, they were branded as “disloyals” by the government and packed into the newly designated Tule Lake Segregation Center. Co-sponsored by Oakland Public Library.