Manzanar NHS To Host “The Topaz (Utah) Museum and Site” on June 11

The following is an announcement from the National Park Service.

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At 2:00 PM on Saturday, June 11, 2016, the Manzanar National Historic Site will host The Topaz (Utah) Museum and Site, a program about the Topaz concentration camp, that, like Manzanar, was a camp that held more than 11,000 Japanese Americans during World War II.

This special program, presented by Friends of Topaz board members Ann Tamaki Dion and author Kimi Kodani Hill, granddaughter of artist Chiura Obata, and author of Topaz Moon and Obata’s Yosemite, is about the new Topaz Museum in Delta, Utah, and the nearby Topaz site, a National Historic Landmark.

You can learn more about the Topaz Museum and site at Kimi Kodani Hill’s books are available from the Manzanar History Association,

This event is free and open to the public. Manzanar National Historic Site located at 5001 Highway 395, six miles south of Independence, nine miles north of Lone Pine, and approximately 230 miles northeast of Los Angeles (see map below). For more information, please call (760) 878-2194, extension 3310, visit or check out

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2 Responses to Manzanar NHS To Host “The Topaz (Utah) Museum and Site” on June 11

  1. Kengo Kuwada says:

    I found this site on internet, through gather the Mrs kimi kodani Hill’s information.
    I am a Kengo Kuwada,live in Osaka,Japan(member of Sato family in Okayama).
    My gradmother Sono was a elder sister of Mr Chiur Obata.
    Around 30 years a go, kimi had come over my parent home,after that they were goven a letter from kimi,but when they moved their home to live with my elder brother,lost all of letters,so we can not contact her anymore.
    I would be very pleased ,if you could tell me how can I contact her ,or tell her that I really would like to communicate her.

    thankyou very much,Kengo

    〒569-1044 111-202,3-15 Kamihamuro Takatsuki Osaka Japan

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