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Rediscovered Art at Heart Mountain

Sharon Yamato

It’s no secret that Heart Mountain was the inspiration for many artists held in captivity at the incarceration center that bore its name. The lonely peak towering over the vast wasteland of Wyoming’s Bighorn Basin became a symbol of isolation, perseverance, and hope for many who lost their ...

On a Soul-Searching Journey with Kishi Bashi

Sharon Yamato

Kishi Bashi at the Skirball Cultural Center on August 23, 2018.

On a Soul-Searching Journey with Kishi Bashi

Sharon Yamato

Kishi Bashi at the Skirball Cultural Center on August 23, 2018.

On a Soul-Searching Journey with Kishi Bashi

Sharon Yamato

Kishi Bashi at the Skirball Cultural Center on August 23, 2018.

On a Soul-Searching Journey with Kishi Bashi

Sharon Yamato

Kishi Bashi at the Skirball Cultural Center on August 23, 2018.

On a Soul-Searching Journey with Kishi Bashi

Sharon Yamato

Kishi Bashi at the Skirball Cultural Center on August 23, 2018.

On a Soul-Searching Journey with Kishi Bashi

Sharon Yamato

Kishi Bashi at the Skirball Cultural Center on August 23, 2018.

On a Soul-Searching Journey with Kishi Bashi

Sharon Yamato

Kishi Bashi at the Skirball Cultural Center on August 23, 2018.

On a Soul-Searching Journey with Kishi Bashi

Sharon Yamato

Kishi Bashi at the Skirball Cultural Center on August 23, 2018.

On a Soul-Searching Journey with Kishi Bashi

Sharon Yamato

Kishi Bashi at the Skirball Cultural Center on August 23, 2018.

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I discovered my Nikkei roots very late in life, and for that reason I have been referred to as a born-again Sansei by some of my sarcastic friends. I used to duck when I saw large groups of JA students while I was at UCLA. But long after I graduated college, I started a Los Angeles chapter of the Sansei Legacy Project, a group that was founded to foster our Sansei-ness. It worked! I now love spending my time writing and making films about what it means to be Japanese American.

Nikkei interests

  • community history
  • family stories
  • Japanese/Nikkei food
  • Japantowns
  • taiko

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