PILGRIMAGE: Bus Transportation Available From Los Angeles
UCLA Kyodo Taiko, shown here during the 43rd Annual Manzanar Pilgrimage on April 28, 2012, will open the 44th Annual Manzanar Pilgrimage
on April 27, 2013, at the Manzanar National Historic Site.
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Photo: Gann Matsuda/Manzanar Committee
LOS ANGELES — UCLA Kyodo Taiko
will perform at the 44th Annual Manzanar Pilgrimage
, sponsored by the Manzanar Committee
, scheduled for 12:00 PM PDT on Saturday, April 27, 2013, at the Manzanar National Historic Site
, located on US Highway 395 in California’s Owens Valley, between the towns of Lone Pine and Independence, approximately 230 miles north of Los Angeles (see map below).
Each year, over 1,000 people from diverse backgrounds, including students, teachers, community members, clergy and former incarcerees attend the Pilgrimage, which commemorates the unjust imprisonment of over 110,000 Americans of Japanese ancestry in ten American concentration camps, located in the most desolate, isolated regions of the United States. Manzanar was the first of these camps to be established.
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