Day of Remembrance

February 19, 2017
10 AM - 5:30 PM

In conjunction with the opening of three exhibitions celebrating the vast and rich culture of Japan, the Crocker will present 7.5 hours of continuous programming commemorating the 75th anniversary of the signing of the United States’ Executive Order 9066 during World War II, requiring the imprisonment of all Americans of Japanese ancestry. The day will begin with a mass meditation, followed by remarks by civic and community leaders, and throughout the day there will be a reading of the names of local men, women, and children imprisoned in the camps. To represent the resilience of Japanese Americans who endured this injustice, there will be art demonstrations, exhibition tours, performances, and the sharing of stories by those who personally experienced the camps as children. The day will close with a screening of Grave of the Fireflies directed by Isao Takahata. Join us for all or part of this reflective day.

Schedule of events:

10:10 AM - A Call to Remember and meditation for peace, led by Jim Hare

10:30 AM - Opening remarks from Crocker CEO Lial Jones, Congresswoman Doris Matsui, and Jun Yamada, Consul General of Japan

11 AM - Performance by Koyasan Spirit of Children Taiko

11 AM – 3 PM - Art Endures: Kokeshi Dolls & Ikebana demonstrations

11 AM – 4 PM - Art activity: Create a crane for Sadako

11 AM, 12:30 & 2:30 PM - Exhibition spotlight talks

11:30 AM – 5:20 PM - Reading of the names of 8,650 Sacramentans held in American incarceration camps

11:30 AM, 1 & 2:30 PM - Personal narratives from Sacramento incarcerees

12, 1:30 & 3 PM - The objects left behind: a conversation with Crocker Registrar John Caswell

1 – 4 PM - Art activity: Sketch-it

1 & 2 PM - Tea ceremony demonstration

1:30 & 3:30 PM - Film screening: "Grave of the Fireflies" with the Sacramento Japanese Film Festival. Check admission desk for ticket availability.

4 PM - Tour of "Two Views: Photographs by Ansel Adams and Leonard Frank"

5:20 PM - Closing performance by Haruko Sakakibara


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