Island City Waterways Art Walk: Japantown
The Island City Waterways Japantown Art Walk honors Alameda’s Japanese American community with traditional Japanese folk arts, contemporary dance, traditional taiko and world music in Alameda’s historic Japantown district. The Japantown Art Walk brings back the memory of Alameda’s Japantown that was lost during WWII.
Each performance reflects a different aspect of Alameda’s Japanese American community in conjunction with the City of Alameda’s Tonarigumi historic marker project to share a forgotten history of Alameda’s Japantown and impart a lesson from the past, to embrace diversity, and advocate civil liberties for all people.
The Japantown Art Walk is a collaboration between Rhythmix Cultural Works, the Buddhist Temple of Alameda, Buena Vista United Methodist Church, the City of Alameda Free Library and Economic Development and Community Services Department. The art walk begins at the Alameda Free Library.
Get more details and RSVP: www.rhythmix.org/events/icw-artwalk-japantown
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Read more about Alameda’s Japantown history in our blog post:
Honoring Alameda’s Lost Japantown