🧥 Kisaragi, month of wearing extra layers of clothing🧤
Bellevue College, Artist Erin Shigaki discusses her work including “To Repair,” Tue Jan 31, 2:30 – 3:30 PM. Shigaki & friend Chris Rabb explore their respective Japanese American and African American histories, finding common ground & building solidarity. D107 & by Zoom.
Brattleboro Museum (VT) & Densho, “Artist & Curator Conversation: Alison Moritsugu and Sarah Freeman.” Thu Feb 2, 7PM. NY-based artist Moritsugu, artist Erin Shigaki and curator Sarah Freeman discuss “Moons and Internment Stones,” an exhibit of paintings of the moon and of stones collected by Moritsugu’s grandfather in the Santa Fe Internment Camp during WWII. Online by Zoom & Facebook Live (recording later available at the museum website). Registration: brattleboromuseum.org
Yamato: The Drummers of Japan, Thu Feb 16, 7:30 PM. Moore Theatre, Seattle. Info: stgpresents.org
DAY OF REMEMBRANCE EVENTS
These mark the 1942 passage of Executive Order 9066 that led to the WWII incarceration of West Coast Japanese Americans.
Puyallup Valley and Seattle JACL, Tsuru for Solidarity & Densho
• Annual commemorative rally at the Washington State Fairgrounds, Puyallup, Sat Feb 18, 11 AM.
• Demonstration at Northwest Detention Center, Tacoma, 1 PM.
Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI), “Living Voices: Within the Silence,” Sat Feb 18, 1 – 2 PM & 2 – 3 PM.
Live theatrical performances combined with archival film, Joshua Green Foundation Theater on museum’s second floor, 860 Terry Ave N, Seattle.
Wing Luke Museum
• Japanese American WWII Graphic Novels, Program with Book Signings, Sat, Feb 18, 2 – 5 PM. Featured authors include Lawrence Matsuda, Frank Abe, Ken Mochizuki & Ross Ishikawa.
• Sat. Feb. 25, full day Teacher Workshop on JA history.
Cascadia Art Museum, Edmonds, “George Tsutakawa, Early Works on Paper,” Wed – Sun, 11 AM – 5 PM.
Wing Luke Asian Museum, “Resisters: A Legacy of Movement from the Japanese American Incarceration.”
Features Nikkei artists Lauren Iida, Kayla Isomura, Paul Kikuchi, Michelle Kumata, Glenn Mitsui, Erin Shigaki & Na Omi Shintani. Info: napost.com (Oct 2022).