“Seinan” is an area in Southwest Los Angeles, California, where a thriving Japanese American community existed before World War II.
Japanese American Living Legacy has gathered stories and personal experiences from people who lived in Seinan before World War II in the book published earlier this year, Seinan: Southwest Los Angeles, Stories and Experiences from Residents of Japanese Ancestry.
Join us this Sunday for a program in partnership with JA Living Legacy.
With moderator Ray Uyemura, four panelists—Ansho Mas Uchima, Minoru Shinmoto, Christine Uriu, and Thomas Shigekuni—will share stories about Seinan, including about the community’s religious groups, language schools, public schools, and social clubs.
There will be a book signing following the program.
Sunday, October 30, 2011 • 2pm
Japanese American National Museum
Come hear how Southwest Los Angeles was a thriving Nisei community that was almost wiped out with the forced removal and events of World War II.
Presented in collaboration with JA Living Legacy and the Japanese American National Museum.
We are sharing a chapter from the book on our Discover Nikkei website (parts 1 & 2 are now online, with the final part being posted this Sunday):
By Minoru Shinmoto
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