UCLA Kyodo Taiko, shown here during the 46th Annual Manzanar Pilgrimage, April 25, 2015,
at the Manzanar National Historic Site
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Photo: Gann Matsuda/Manzanar Committee
LOS ANGELES — UCLA Kyodo Taiko and Daion Taiko will perform at the 47th Annual Manzanar Pilgrimage, sponsored by the Manzanar Committee, on Saturday, April 30, 2016, at the Manzanar National Historic Site, located on U.S. 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).
Cultural performances, including UCLA Kyodo Taiko, begin at 11:30 AM PDT, while the main portion of the program starts at 12:00 PM.
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 incarceration of over 110,000 Americans of Japanese ancestry in ten American concentration camps, and other confinement sites, located in the most desolate, isolated regions of the United States, during World War II. Manzanar was the first of the American concentration camps to be established.
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