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Asian Treasure Bag of Folk Tales

Asian Treasure Bag of Folk Tales features Eth-Noh-Tec storytellers Nancy Wang and Robert Kikuchi-Yngojo using music and dance to perform timeless stories, including a classic folk tale from Korea, a humorous story from the Philippines, a lyrical ballad from China, and a legend from Japan.

$19.95 (DVD. Running time 26:46)

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Piecing Memories

Piecing Memories is the story of a group of Japanese American women who create a quilt of their incarceration experiences during World War II and dig up memories and anecdotes from their childhood and youth. Funded by the California Civil Liberties Public Education Program.

$17.95 (DVD. Running time 17:14)

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The Spirit of Taiko

The Spirit of Taiko chronicles the history of taiko in the U.S. from its roots in Japan to its expanding popularity in the U.S. Includes interviews with Seiichi Tanaka, Kenny Endo, Masato Baba, PJ Hirabayashi, members of Kinnara Taiko, Tiffany Tamaribuchi, Russel Baba and Jeanne Aiko Mercer, Mark Miyoshi and many others. Plus Bonus Material includes interviews and performances not seen on the television broadcast.

$24.95 (DVD. Running time 56:00)

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Stories From Tohoku

Stories from Tohoku captures the stories of survivors of the March 11, 2011 earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear disaster in the northeast region of Japan known as Tohoku. Using no narration and only first person accounts, survivors reflect stoicism, perseverance, and acceptance of their life-changing situation in ways that are marked contrasts to a more Western approach to life.

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$24.95 (DVD. Running time 55:00)

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Uncommon Courage: Patriotism and Civil Liberties

Uncommon Courage: Patriotism and Civil Liberties tells the story of the Military Intelligence Service during World War II and the Occupation of Japan. Thousands of MIS soldiers, primarily Japanese Americans, fought for the United States while, ironically, many of their families were imprisoned behind barbed wire in U.S. concentration camps.

$24.95 (DVD. Running time 1:26:46)

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Asian Treasure Bag of Folk Tales

Asian Treasure Bag of Folk Tales features Eth-Noh-Tec storytellers Nancy Wang and Robert Kikuchi-Yngojo using music and dance to perform timeless stories, including a classic folk tale from Korea, a humorous story from the Philippines, a lyrical ballad from China, and a legend from Japan.

$15.00 (VHS. Running time 26:46)

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Chrysanthemums and Salt

Chrysanthemums and Salt traces the path of first-generation Japanese as they struggled to build their community on the San Francisco Peninsula. It also examines the contributions Japanese Americans made in the floral and salt industries before World War II. Produced for KCSM-TV.

$15.00 (VHS. Running time 26:46)

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Day of Remembrance: The First National Ceremony

Day of Remembrance: The First National Ceremony captures the emotion of the first national commemoration in 1998 of February 19th, “Day of Remembrance,” when President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066 in 1942 that essentially forced the removal and incarceration of those of Japanese ancestry from the West Coast during World War II.

$15.00 (VHS. Running time 1:40:48)

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Fighting for Justice: The Coram Nobis Cases

Fighting for Justice: The Coram Nobis Cases traces the legal struggle of Fred Korematsu, Gordon Hirabayashi, and Min Yasui as their young attorneys worked to exonerate them for defying military orders connected with the incarceration of the Japanese Americans during World War II.

$15.00 (VHS. Running time 1:44:40)

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Heart Mountain: Three Years in an Internment Camp

Heart Mountain: Three Years in an Internment Camp documents life at the Heart Mountain Relocation Center in Wyoming. Features personal remembrances and never-before-seen movie footage taken inside Heart Mountain. A KCSM-TV production.

$15.00 (VHS. Running time 26:46)

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Piecing Memories

Piecing Memories is the story of a group of Japanese American women who create a quilt of their incarceration experiences during World War II and dig up memories and anecdotes from their childhood and youth. Funded by the California Civil Liberties Public Education Program.

$15.00 (VHS. Running time 17:14)

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National Japanese American Memorial - Dedication Ceremony
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National Japanese American Memorial – Dedication Ceremony

National Japanese American Memorial – Dedication Ceremony documents the dedication of the first ethnic memorial in Washington, D.C. Completed in 2001, the Memorial honors more than 25,000 Japanese Americans who fought to assure victory for the free world, and some 120,000 people of Japanese descent who were unjustly sent to U.S. imprisonment camps during World War II. It is a celebration of a great nation’s ability to recognize a wrong, redress those grievances, and move forward.

$15.00 (VHS. Running time 59:52)

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National Japanese American Memorial - Groundbreaking Ceremony
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National Japanese American Memorial – Groundbreaking Ceremony

National Japanese American Memorial – Groundbreaking Ceremony, held in October 1999, marks the beginning of the construction of this historical memorial in Washington, D.C. Features speeches by leaders of our nation, including the Honorable Norman Y. Mineta and Senator Daniel K. Inouye of Hawai`i.

$15.00 (VHS. Running time 51:54)

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Starting Over: Japanese Americans After the War

Starting Over: Japanese Americans After the War tells the stories of Japanese Americans after they were released from concentration camps after World War II and rebuilt their lives upon returning to their West Coast homes. Produced for KCSM-TV.

$15.00 (VHS. Running time 57:00)

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Tanforan: From Race Track to Assembly Center

Tanforan: From Race Track to Assembly Center documents life for San Francisco Bay Area residents of Japanese ancestry incarcerated at the Tanforan Race Track in San Mateo County after being evicted from their homes during World War II. Produced for KCSM-TV.

$15.00 (VHS. Running time 56:46)

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We the People
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We the People

We the People is an original play performed by Sacramento, CA Jan Ken Po Gakko elementary school students that illustrates the challenges and hardships the Tsukamoto family faced during the incarceration of those of Japanese ancestry in World War II. Included in the video are performances of Japanese songs sung by the children.

$10.00 (VHS. Running time 40:20)

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We the People
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Building a Community: The Story of Japanese Americans in San Mateo County

Building a Community: The Story of Japanese Americans in San Mateo County is an experiential history of how and why the Japanese came to the United States, first as sojourners and then as settlers. Through personal interviews, photographs, and artwork, some published for the first time, the struggles and triumphs of Japanese Americans are traced, from the days of the early settlers to the forced evacuation (to Tanforan Assembly Center) and incarceration during World War II (at what is commonly known as “Topaz”) and their resettlement after the war. By gayle k. yamada and Dianne Fukami. Edited by Diane Yen-Mei Wong. (189 page hardcover book, written for the History Committee of the San Mateo Chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League, published by AACP, Inc.)

$35.00 (Book)

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