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Feb 21


Films of Rememberance

a one-day film event

presented by Nichi Bei Foundation






4th Annual

CATS is proudly cosponsoring a screening of "Hidden Legacy: Japanese Traditional Arts in the World War II Internment Camps" (see story at right) during Films of Rememberance a one-day film festival commemorating the signing of Executive Order 9066. This tragic decree set the  wheels in motion to forcibly relocate some 120,000 persons of Japanese ancestry intAmerican concentration campsFilms of Remembrance features film screenings, discussions with filmmakers, and sales of DVDs.

Presented by the Nichi Bei Foundation and funded by the Wayne Maeda Educational FundFilms of Remembrance is sponsored by the San Francisco Japanese American Citizens League, the Berkeley JACL, the Florin JACL, Union Bank, California Bank & Trust and th

Nichi Bei Weekly.

Post-event reception with filmmakers:

8 to 10:30 pm

featuring Shirley Kazuyo Muramoto on the koto

Reception admission: $20. 


New People Cinema

 1746 Post Street

Japantown, San Francisco





Hidden Legacy:

Japanese Traditional Performing Arts in the World War II Internment Camps


Co-presented by CATS

10:30 am


As a part of the Films of Rememberance event (see story at left), Shirley Muramoto’s
(2014, 57
min.) tells the story of how Japanese 
traditional arts were kept alive by Japanese Americans even while they were imprisoned during World War II, helping to rebuild cultural pride and self-esteem while creating beauty in bleak surroundings.


CATS’ own Reiko Iwanaga, image above, is featured in this film.


Shirley Muramoto will discuss the film, following a rare performance of the biwa by Molly Kyokuto Kimura.


© 2014   CONTEMPORARY ASIAN THEATER SCENE   565 North 5th Street   San Jose, California 95112

CATS Board with Sandra Tsing Loh
CATS Board Members Reiko and Neil
Acclaimed playwright David Henry Hwang.- updated Flower Drum Song.  Cats was a sponsor for the opening night post reception
CATS sponsors Japanese Shamisen Clinic