Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Day of Remembrance

For the past three years I have been photographing the Day of Remembrance ceremony in San Jose, California's Japantown. This ceremony commemorates the anniversary of Executive Order 9066 that led to the forced incarceration of 120,000 Americans of Japanese descent (two-thirds of whom were American citizens). The photo below was taken at night during the candlelight march through San Jose's Japantown.

(Day of Remembrance Candlelight March, by Andy Frazer)

You can read more about the 2010 San Jose Day of Remembrance ceremony on the Nihonmachi Outreach Committee's newsletter.


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