Exhibit at Highline College Library to explore experiences of Japanese Americans returning from incarceration

The International Examiner October 10, 2017 0

Return to Seattle by Aki Sogabe • Courtesy of Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Washington

Highline College Library has partnered with the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Washington to host the traveling exhibit, Unsettled/Resettled: Seattle’s Hunt Hotel, this fall. The exhibit shares the memories of Japanese Americans who returned to Seattle after their forced removal and incarceration in U.S. concentration camps during World War II. After the war, many Japanese Americans returned homeless and jobless to their former communities in Seattle. Unsettled/Resettled recalls the resettlement experience of the families who found temporary lodging at the Seattle Japanese Language School, then known as the Hunt Hotel, from 1945 to 1959.

Unsettled/Resettled features a collection of photographs, personal interviews, and original kirie (papercutting) works from Seattle artist, Aki Sogabe.

The exhibit will be on display from September 2017 through December 15, 2017.

If you go:

Highline College Library
2400 S. 240th St.
Building 25, 4th Floor
Des Moines, WA 98198

Open to the public
Sunday: 2 pm to 9 pm
Monday-Friday: 7 am to 9 pm
Saturday: 9 am to 4 pm
Closed for national holidays.

Admission is free

Further reading:

Unsettled/Resettled: Seattle’s Hunt Hotel Exhibit
 https://jcccw.org/hunthotel/

Highline College Library
https://library.highline.edu/

Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Washington
https://jcccw.org/

Aki Sogabe Official Site
http://www.akisogabe.com/

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