On Oct. 14, 2015, Elsie Taniguchi, Cho Shimizu, and Eileen Yamada Lamphere presented a PowerPoint program about the Puyallup Assembly Center, aka Camp Harmony. This presentation was a joint effort by the Puyallup First Christian Church, Puyallup United Methodist Church, and Whitney Memorial Methodist Church, all in Puyallup, Wash. From April to September 1942, Elsie […]
BLOG: Wow, China at the Washington State Fair!
By Assunta Ng I consider Luminasia at the Washington State Fair amazingly avant garde and dramatically in the style of Chihuly.
Tsutakawa sculpture restored at Washington State fair
In August 1983 Gov. John Spellman signed a proclamation recognizing Japanese American citizens who were evicted from their homes and placed in wartime internment camps. A living memorial sculpture by George Tsutakawa and his son Gerard Tsutakawa was erected at the Washington State Fair to honor Japanese Americans who were temporarily housed at “Camp Harmony” […]
Conflict surrounds “Bodies” exhibit at Puyallup Fair
The Northwest Museum of Legends and Lore is denouncing the Universe Within “Bodies” exhibit scheduled for an exhibit at the Puyallup Fair, citing the exhibit’s use of Chinese cadavers as a violation of human rights, desecration, and culturally offensive. Countries and cities, including Seattle, have banned the display of cadavers and human remains without documentation […]
Japanese Americans silent no more, talk about internment
Japanese American Lillia Uri Matsuda (née Satow) was interned when she was a nursing student at Seattle University (SU) in 1942.