Hidden Legacy: Japanese Traditional Performing Arts in the WWII Internment Camps

22
Jan
2016
Hidden Legacy: Japanese Traditional Performing Arts in the WWII Internment Camps

January 22, 2016 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Jan Popper Theater, 1200 Schoenberg Music Building 445 Charles E Young Drive East, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA

Hidden Legacy: Japanese Traditional Performing Arts in the WWII Internment Camps

The UCLA Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies and the World Music Center at UCLA
present

A film screening
Hidden Legacy: Japanese Traditional Performing Arts in the WWII Internment Camps

With its rich mix of compelling interviews, historical photographs, musical performances, and rare archival film footage, this 2014 documentary offers extraordinary insight into the persistence of traditional Japanese cultural practice among Japanese Americans interned during World War II. Despite intense pressure to reject all aspects of their ethnic heritage, with often harsh consequences for Issei (first generation) arts masters, many internees nevertheless chose to maintain or even discover for the first time Japanese forms of music, theater, dance, and other performing arts.

Meet filmmaker and creative director Shirley Kazuyo Muramoto-Wong, a koto performer for over 50 years whose interest in the subject grew from her mother’s koto lessons at Topaz and Tule Lake camps. Special guest Takayo Tsubouchi Fischer will talk about her experiences as an internee at Jerome and Rohwer camps in Arkansas, where she studied kabuki, classical Japanese dance, and shamisen in camp.

Download pdf flier Hidden Legacy

Friday, January 22, 2016
7:00 to 9:00 pm
Jan Popper Theater
Schoenberg Music Building, UCLA
ADMISSION: Free, but please reserve in advance because of limited seating.

To reserve a seat click the "Register" button below right. That will take you to a registration page. On the registration page, fill in your name, email address, the number of people in your party, and be sure to click the word "Register" at the bottom of that page.

Co-sponsors:
UCLA Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies
World Music Center at UCLA
Tadashi Yanai Initiative
UCLA Department of Asian American Studies

Parking in UCLA Lot #2
Corner of Hilgard and Westholme avenues
$12 for all-day parking. Short-term parking also available

For more information about the film:
| 510-482-1640

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| 310-825-8381



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Location for this Event

Jan Popper Theater, 1200 Schoenberg Music Building

445 Charles E Young Drive East, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA