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Date(s) - February 23, 2019
9:45 am - 4:00 pm

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National Museum of the Pacific War


The National Museum of the Pacific War will host its first all-day community program marking the annual Day of Remembrance, an important event for the Japanese American community.

This family friendly program is free, open to the public, and will be held in the Museum’s Admiral Nimitz Gallery Ballroom. Guests will have the opportunity to connect with Japanese American culture, including workshops on making origami, using chopsticks and writing in calligraphy. Special programs will be held throughout the day, including two film screenings directed and produced by Lucy Ostrander and a live performance of Taiko, an ancient Japanese form of percussion by performer Austin Taiko.

Special Program Schedule:

10:00 a.m. – Film screening of Proof of Loyalty: Kazuo Yamane and the Nisei Soldiers of
, followed by a conversation with the film’s director and producer

11:30 a.m., 12:30 and 2:00 p.m. (20-minute sets) – Live Taiko percussion performances
2:30 p.m. Film screening of Honor and Sacrifice: The Roy Matsumoto Story, followed by a conversation with the film’s director and producer. Karen Matsumoto, daughter of Roy, will be on hand to speak about her father’s life and experiences as one of Merrill’s Marauders.

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