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These two postwar babies loved meeting and sharing stories with their elders in their very own Japanese American community, a community from which they felt geographically isolated but emotionally aligned.

In a move of solidarity with 65 organizations, Marr, co-founder of Japanese American Memorial Pilgrimages, and Wakatsuki, chief of interpretation and education at the National Park Service’s Minidoka National Historical Site, gave birth to a massive nine-week online pilgrimage series called “Tadaima!

A Community Virtual Pilgrimage.”Tadaima, loosely translated as “back home,” expressed their desire to return to their roots.

It may sound odd but what first grabbed my attention and swooped me in was none other than the inviting Tadaima!

JANM staff member and Amache camp descendant John Tonai amassed a diverse series of living artists whose work dealt with the JA incarceration.

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