The Pine and the Cherry: Japanese Americans in Washington with Mayumi Tsutakawa

Fri, Mar. 30, 2018 7:00pm — 9:00pm | Add this to Calendar

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Part of BIMA's Momentum Festival. Presented in partnership with Humanities WA, Bainbridge Island Japanese American Community and LibraryU

Free. Donations accepted. Reservation Encouraged.

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Seattle’s Japantown was a thriving commercial hub – filled with cafes, grocery stores, native-language services and music venues. Eastern Washington was just as prosperous, as Japanese farmers cultivated fruit and grain for the Northwest region. Then came Executive Order 9066, and overnight thousands of Japanese Americans were ripped from their farms and businesses and sent to concentration camps in windswept deserts without any due process. Mayumi Tsutakawa, daughter of renowned sculptor George Tsutakawa, tells the story of her 100-year history against the backdrop of this American travesty of justice and equality on the anniversary date of the first forced removal of Japanese Americans, which happened here on Bainbridge Island.


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