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The traditonal Ondo Dance was performed at. the closing of the ceremony - Photos by Charles James

Manzanar Pilgrimage theme: ‘Never Again, to Anyone, Anywhere’

By Charles James There was a record-breaking attendance at this year’s 48th Annual Manzanar Pilgrimage. Over 2,000 visitors attended the Pilgrimage held on the weekend of April 29 and 30. With this year being the 75th Anniversary of Executive Order 9066 by President Franklin Roosevelt which resulted in the incarceration of 120,000 Japanese Americans and […]

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Kyodo Taiko this Saturday at Bishop City Park

Press release “Kyodo Taiko brings the art of Japanese drumming to Bishop” During its early days in ancient Japan, taiko drumming was mainly for ceremonial and religious purposes, used to beckon rain for a bountiful harvest or to chase away pests. It was also used as musical accompaniment for traditional Japanese theater, but it did […]

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