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Tuna Canyon Detention Station Luncheon

  • Sunday, October 08, 2017
  • 11:00 AM
  • Quiet Cannon (Montebello, CA)

Sunday, October 8, 2017 11:00am

Quiet Cannon
901 Via San Clemente
Montebello, CA 

The Tuna Canyon Detention Station Coalition invites your attendance and support for  the special Legacy Project Luncheon honoring the descendants and families and friends of the Tuna Canyon detainees.

The Coalition has received a new National Parks grant to record stories with the children of the detainees (who are in their 80’s and 90’s). The traveling exhibit has been well received during its run with the Japanese American Historical Society of San Diego, Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles, Manzanar Historic site, Pasadena a Playhouse and now at Bolton Hall Museum in Tujunga. This grant will interview 25 more individuals. 

The Coalition is honoring Tak Hamano, Umeya Rice Cake Co., in memorium, (1924-2017) an unsung hero of the Japanese community. Tak Hamano was a life-long humanitarian, who bridged his business from the United States to Japan, and employed hundreds of Japanese immigrants both before WWII and after the War, he helped many Japanese families get back on their feet by providing employment during the Resettlement Years.  If any immigrant needed a job, he would surely find that person work, whether at his factory, or with his friends.

Tak Hamano refused all honors and awards during his lifetime for his community service and generosity.  He touched many lives. 

The Grateful Crane Ensemble has produced a special tribute named “Only the Oaks Remain.” A traditional rose ceremony in memory of ancestors will mark this important occasion. Sponsorship opportunities are available.

Individual tickets are $75. 

Contact remembertunacanyon@gmail.com or donate online

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For more information, visit www.tunacanyon.org

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