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Kokoro: The Story of Sacramento’s Lost Japantown

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Encore Presentation January 16 – March 11, 2018

Back by popular demand, “Kokoro: The Story of Sacramento’s Lost Japantown” surveying the experiences of local Japanese Americans in the 20th century returned for an unprecedented second installation at the California Museum Jan. 16 through Mar. 11, 2018.

Featuring rare family photographs drawn from community members’ personal collections, the acclaimed 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 encore presentation commemorates the 2018 anniversary of Executive Order 9066, the presidential decree that led to the unconstitutional incarceration of 120,000 Japanese Americans signed on Feb. 19, 1942.