Original Art from the Graphic Novel 442 Japanese Americans from Incarceration to the Battlefields of Europe

Saturday, February 9, 2019 – Friday, March 1, 2019
Opening Reception: Saturday, February 9, 2019, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm  
This exhibition features the original illustrations by Rob Sato from the graphic novel, 442, which follows a young Japanese American soldier, serving in the U.S. Army’s 442nd Regimental Combat Team, to the front lines of World War II.

Book Talk with Authors
Saturday, February 9, 2019
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Writers Sakai and Kiyomura, along with illustrator Rob Sato discuss Japanese American experience in during World War II and history of incarceration in 1942, and describe the process of creating the graphic novel 442. Followed by a Q&A session.
Limited free copies of 442 will given out on a first come, first served basis.

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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.

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Resistance at Tule Lake
Film Screening
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.

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