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    • April 22, 2021
    • 10:00 AM
    • December 31, 2021
    • 4:00 PM
    • Hakone Estate and Gardens, 21000 Big Basin Way, Saratoga, CA 95070


    Hakone Foundation Opens Exhibit on Japanese American Internment

    Hakone Foundation is proud to present a new exhibition, “Hakone Gardens and Executive Order 9066” at the Cultural Exchange Center. The exhibit features an untold story of Hakone’s long-time gardener, James Sasaki, and his American-born family, imprisoned in Topaz, Utah Internment Camp during WWII.

    The Sasakis’ incarceration was the experience of more than 120,000 persons of Japanese descent, two-thirds of them American-born citizens, held at ten camps in desolate areas of the western United States. Along with the Sasaki family’s story of internment, the exhibit also shares the stories of two of Hakone’s trustees. Reiko Iwanaga tells of her experience as a child interned with her family at Amache, Colorado, and Patti Workman recounts how her mother was incarcerated at Amache and her father at Manzanar, both as teenagers. The exhibit features photographs of the forced evacuation, scenes of life at Amache and Poston, family memorabilia and rare family photos of “camp”.

    This exhibit is produced by Ann Waltonsmith, Hakone Foundation chairperson, and Connie Young Yu, Hakone Foundation trustee and CHCP Advisory Board Member/Historian, who are co-authors of the new book, Hakone Estate and Gardens, Arcadia Publishing Co. Says Ann Waltonsmith, “With the surge in anti-Asian violence and xenophobia in America, we felt now was the time to show a chapter in American history that must never be forgotten or repeated.”

    The book will be available for purchase beginning May 3rd at the Hakone Gift Shop both on site and online (Hakone.com) and also directly through Arcadia Press. Price is $21.99. The book is featured in a 5/11/21 San Jose Mercury News article.

    The exhibit will run to the end of December. Hakone Estate and Gardens, one of the premier sites of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, is located at 21000 Big Basin Way, Saratoga, CA.

    For Admission:  see https://www.hakone.com/visitor-info

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