Japanese Americans have a deep history in Los Angeles. Here are some places and experiences where you can witness the impact the Japanese American community has had on Los Angeles, where both traditions and contemporary cultural experiments thrive.
After Pearl Harbor, nearly 120,000 people of Japanese descent were sent to relocation camps, bereft of their belongings and removed from their communities. These photos are a glimpse of the strength of spirit they found in art during those times.
Faced with empty horse stalls and bare barracks, Chiura Obata, along with other artists, taught over 600 professionals and amateurs art. Their work fueled a spirit of resilience in their community and helped them face an untenable situation with dignity.
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