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Photographer: Barry Swackhamer
Taken: January 30, 2012
Caption: Nihonmachi Marker - Heirs (Panel 4)
Additional Description: [Photo captions, clockwise from the top left:]
The San Jose Tiako Group, formed in 1973 by mostly Sansei musicians, blends the rhythms of Japan with the rhythms found in America – African, Latin and Filipino – using the instruments of their ancestral past. (Photo courtesy of Curtis Fukuda and San Jose Tiako Group)
Day of Remembrance. Each year the Nikkei community pays tribute to the 120,000 persons of Japanese ancestry incarcerated during World War II, to ensure that the injustice be neither forgotten nor repeated. (Photo courtesy of Gary Jio and the Nihonmachi Outreach Committee)
The emblem chosen for Nihonmachi is a plum blossom set against a furrowed field. The history of the Nikkei immigrants and their descendants is one of perseverance, symbolized by the plum blossom, and the struggle intimately tied to the land, represented by the furrowed field. (Emblem designed by Pamela Matsuoka)
Nikkei Maturi, began in 1978 by Nisei, was organized to preserve and promote Nikkei culture in the Santa Clara Valley. This annual spring festival celebrates Nikkei creativity and vitality, and continues the heritage of Nihonmachi community-wide events. (Photo courtesy of Nikkei Matsuri)
Submitted: February 10, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
Database Locator Identification Number: p192295
File Size: 2.707 Megabytes
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