Inspiration for Japanese-American Historical Plaza
The history and inspiration behind the expansion of the Bob Murase design in the Waterfront Park
Henry Sakamoto speaks about Executive Order 9066 which forced Americans of Japanese ancestry into internment camps in 1942. Later in 1978, the Day of Remembrance was started, to help the public remember the unconstitutionality of the internment. In 1988, Bill Naito asked Bob Murase to design a monument for the expansion of North Waterfront Park, in honor of the story of Japanese Americans in Portland, and the struggles they endured during internment.
As Told By...
|Cherry Trees in Waterfront Park||Japanese-American History||53 feet|
|The Memorial to Francis Murnane||Worker's History||475 feet|
|The Unstoppable August Erickson||History of Old Town||634 feet|
|A Laborer's Retreat||History of Old Town||634 feet|
|Erickson's: Yesterday and Today||History of Old Town||634 feet|
|Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center||Japanese-American History||686 feet|
|Southwest Second & Burnside||Worker's History||950 feet|
|Crimping||History of Old Town||1056 feet|
|Portland's Chinatown Gate||Chinese Immigrants||1109 feet|
|The Meaning of Parking Lots||Chinese Immigrants||1162 feet|