Taiko Concert to Benefit Pilgrimage to Minidoka

February 14, 2016 • Community, News

SEATTLE, WASH. — The Minidoka Pilgrimage and Seattle University are proud to present the Day of Remembrance 2016 Taiko Concert, which will be held on Feb. 21 at Seattle University’s Pigott Auditorium.
The concert will benefit the 14th annual Minidoka Pilgrimage from Seattle, Portland and across the nation to Minidoka Incarceration Camp in southern Idaho.

Minidoka was one of 10 camps where Japanese Americans were imprisoned during World War II. Today, it is a unit of the National Park System.

This year, the event will also feature the “Empty Chair” exhibit, which focuses on Japanese who were forced out of Alaska during WWII. About 200 Alaskan Japanese were affected by Executive Order 9066, which led to the mass incarceration of 120,000 Japanese Americans during the war.

“Empty Chair” is based on “The Forced Removal and Resettlement of Juneau’s Japanese Community” exhibit by Douglas City Museum, and it also features the photos, artifacts and first-person narratives and
documents of eight Juneau families.

The free exhibit will be featured in the Paccar Atrium, located directly outside of the auditorium. Other displays will be provided by the Minidoka Pilgrimage, Seattle University, National Park Service and the Minidoka Historical Site. Raffle ticket sales and a general store will be located in the atrium to help support the work of the Minidoka Pilgrimage.

The exhibit hall opens at noon and the concert begins at 1 p.m. Tickets are $20 for general admission and $10 for students with identification. To purchase tickets, visit http://dayofremembrancetaiko2016.bpt.me/. Identification is required for Will Call tickets, as no actual tickets will be provided.

For questions or more information, email minidokapilgrimage@gmail.com or call (206) 296-6260.

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