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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Henry Sakamoto

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