Hidden Legacy: Japanese Traditional Performing Arts in the World War II Internment Camps,

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Sunday, June 3, 2018 12:30 PM  United Japanese Christian Church
136 N. Villa Ave., Clovis, CA 93612Contact: info@ujcclife.com   559-322-0701

Japanese Traditional Performing Arts in the World War II Internment Camps
Cost: Free (donations welcome) • RSVP: https://www.ujcclife.com/events

About The Event

Special opening performance by koto master / filmmaker Shirley Kazuyo Muramoto .
Plus pre-show featuring local performers of traditional Japanese arts,
including Kiyoko Nosker (koto), Clovis Heiwa Taiko, and more.

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Hidden Legacy: Japanese Performing Arts in WW II Internment Camps

Sean Miura's spoken-word performance of "Yonsei" at this year's Tule Lake Pilgrimage (via Sandra Komo Gauvreau)

Tule Lake Unit, WWII Valor in the Pacific National Monument
Even after so many years, generations of Japanese Americans are still feeling the impact of segregation. More generations are becoming aware as shown in this video of a 4th generation Japanese American, yonsei, telling this story through the art of poetry.

Sean Miura's spoken-word performance "Yonsei"

Filmed and Edited by: Danny Ortiz
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...when you play koto in the U.S. passed down by your mother who learned to play at Topaz and Tule Lake camps during WWII. I have now passed it on to my son, Brian Mitsuhiro Wong, the 3rd generation to be a teacher on the koto in the U.S., and passed it on to my students who I hope will keep koto music going, as well. Honoring another Japanese American koto performer, June Kuramoto, by playing "Sukiyaki" in the style of Taste of Honey... vimeo.com/284967481Performed at the Buddhist Church of Sacramento's 2018 Food & Cultural Bazaar, August 11, 2018 On koto: Isabella Kazuai Lew, Shirley Kazuyo Muramoto On… ... See MoreSee Less

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