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

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ACTA/New Moon, 20171010,
by  Shirley Kazuyo Muramoto

Performing Defiance: The Hidden Legacy of Koto Music at a Japanese Internment Camp

Music in Japanese American Concentration Camps by Minako Waseda

The Film Hidden Legacy and its Impact on the Collective Memory


Genroku Hanami Odori, a very lively dance describing the merriment of cherry-blossoms viewing at Ueno hill (present Ueno Park in Tokyo, a famous cherry- blossoms viewing place) in the Genroku Era (1688~1704), was a dance that was performed at at least two camps (Amache/Granada and Rohwer) we discovered through research for Hidden Legacy. This dance with live music will be performed at two upcoming festivals: April 28th at the Cupertino, CA Cherry Blossom Festivals, April 29th at the Nikkei Matsuri in San Jose, CA by Nakamura Gankyo classical Japanese dance studio, Shirley Kazuyo Muramoto koto studio, Kyle Abbott of Bachido on shamisen, and Rome Hamner and Kristin Block shimedaiko and fue...(Nakamura Gankyo photo by Conant, Amache/Granada camp WWII photo courtesy Yukino Okubo Harada, Abbott Wong Muramoto photo by Robert C. Wong) ... See MoreSee Less

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Hidden Legacy: Japanese Performing Arts in WW II Internment Camps

50 Objects / Stories of the American Japanese Incarceration
In this video beautifully crafted by Emiko Omori, Satsuki Ina and her brother Kiyoshi Ina discuss their mother's Quaker quilt.

“I held on to this blanket in camp because it helped me to remember that someone outside cared.” - Shizuko Ina

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