Community Ties: Memories of Japantown Community Ties: Memories of Japantown

Sunday, November 21, 2004
1:00 p.m. at Town Hall Seattle

Map and Directions

Event Overview

"Community Ties" commemorates Seattle's historical Nihonmachi (Japantown) neighborhood through personal stories, images, and scholarly research. The program will celebrate the close-knit, vibrant immigrant community that was shattered by the mass incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II.

For more information, see the press release [pdf]


12:30 p.m. Town Hall doors open
1:00 p.m.Lori Matsukawa, KING 5 TV, emcees
Tom Ikeda, Densho Executive Director, shares recent video interviews with former residents of Nihonmachi and honors all the interviewees in the Densho archive of visual histories
Stephen Fugita and Marilyn Fernandez discuss their book Altered Lives, Enduring Community: Japanese Americans Remember their World War II Incarceration, which examines survey data gathered by Densho
2:00 p.m.Reception with light refreshments and book sales
3:00 p.m.Event ends


This event is free of charge. No tickets are required. Seating is unreserved.


Town Hall is located at 1119 8th Avenue at Seneca, one block east of the Washington State Convention Center. Town Hall provides a map, directions, and parking information.

Volunteer Opportunities

If you would like to join other community members and help run this fun event, please see the event volunteer form.

Event Sponsors

"Community Ties" is funded in part by the City of Seattle Department of Neighborhoods Matching Fund Program and the Seattle Peoples Fund.
City of Seattle, Department of Neighborhoods

Event Co-sponsors

The Wing Luke Asian Museum is a community co-sponsor.

The Elliott Bay Book Company contributes to Densho a percentage of proceeds from books sales.


For more information, contact Densho at 206-320-0095 or [email protected].

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