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Kokoro: The Story of Sacramento’s Lost Japantown

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February 12 – May 28, 2017

“Kokoro: The Story of Sacramento’s Lost Japantown” is an all new exhibit surveying the experience of local Japanese Americans in the early 20th century.

Featuring rare family photographs drawn from the personal collections of community members never before publicly displayed, the exhibit documents the memories at the heart of a once-thriving downtown community devastated first by forced removal during WWII and again by redevelopment in the 1950s.

Developed in partnership with former residents of Sacramento’s Japantown, author of “Sacramento’s Historic Japantown: Legacy of a Lost Neighborhood“ Kevin Wildie and others, the exhibit commemorates the 75th anniversary of Executive Order 9066, the presidential decree that led to the unconstitutional incarceration of 120,000 Japanese Americans.