Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center
A description of the Oregon Nikkei Legacy Centers which honors the history and heritage of Japanese Americans in Portland.
Henry Sakamoto describes the exhibits at the Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center. A museum in Old Japantown founded by Bill Naito, the permanent exhibits portray the experiences of Japanese Americans. One exhibit was built to display a mock-up of the the living quarter in an internment camp and the living conditions. Another exhibit entitled "Coming Home" tells the story of nine individuals through audio-visual recordings, to show the difficulties coming home after internment. The museum also portrays they types of businesses that were run by Japanese Americans in Old Japantown in downtown Portland.
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|A Laborer's Retreat||History of Old Town||211 feet|
|Erickson's: Yesterday and Today||History of Old Town||211 feet|
|The Unstoppable August Erickson||History of Old Town||264 feet|
|Southwest Second & Burnside||Worker's History||475 feet|
|A Place to Just Be||Lesbian History||581 feet|
|The Meaning of Parking Lots||Chinese Immigrants||581 feet|
|Inspiration for Japanese-American Historical Plaza||Japanese-American History||686 feet|
|Portland's Chinatown Gate||Chinese Immigrants||686 feet|
|Cherry Trees in Waterfront Park||Japanese-American History||739 feet|
|Crimping||History of Old Town||898 feet|