JASC Japanese American Sevice Committe of Chicago's Mural Project

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The Community Mural Project began with workshops in January 2007 as part of the Japanese American Service Committee's 60th Anniversary Celebration. The project honors the legacy of the Japanese Americans who resettled in Chicago during and after World War II. The painting shows the migration of Japanese Americans and their journey through WW11, to the camps and their eventual resettlement to Chicago.

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Mural Full View

A full view of the JASC's mural project.

Courtesy of CJAHS.

Mural Project
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Portion of Mural

A picture displaying one portion of the mural project featuring images inspired by a kimono.

Courtesy of CJAHS.

JASC Mural Project
Contributed by: intrepidmouse

Inspirational Vintage Furisode

Many mural project participants used vintage kimono inspiring images for the mural painting. The yuzen cranes and pine were taken from this furisode. This can be seen on portions of the mural with the crane and red pine.

Courtesy of Sasha Vasilou

Detail of a Furisode Kimono With Cranes
Contributed by: intrepidmouse

Portion of Mural

Portion of the mural featuring a depiction the Interment camps.

Courtesy of CJAHS.

JASC Mural Project
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Portion of Mural

A portion of the mural featuring a variety of images, the young girl being inspired by a childhood picture of a now prominent Japanese American Illinois resident who at the time was waiting for a train which would take her to an internment camp.

Courtesy of CJAHS.

JASC Mural Project
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Portion of the Mural

Portion of the Mural Project depicting the iconic Japanese Red Gates.

Courtesy of CJAHS

JASC Mural Project
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Portion of the Mural

Portion of the Mural Project featuring a whimsical representation of David Tanimura and the JASC symbol.

Courtesy of CJAHS

JASC Mural Project
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Portion of Mural Project

A portion of the Mural Project featuring another depiction of the internment camps and the sky above.

Courtesy of CJAHS.

JASC Mural Project
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Portion of Mural

A portion of the Mural Project featuring a variety of images depicting the struggle of Japanese Americans during World War II (such as the woman silenced with barbed wire) and celebrating Japanese ancestry (the red white).

Courtesy of CJAHS.

JASC Mural Project
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Portion of the Mural Project

A portion of the mural depicting the internment camps and colorful imagery that symbolizes Japanese history and culture such as the trees, the red and white streak, and the JASC symbol.

Courtesy of CJAHS.

Mural Project
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Portion of the Mural Project

A portion of the mural project showing an image of a Daruma doll, based on an actual purchase from J. Toguri Mercantile Co. on Belmont and Clark in Chicago.

Courtesy of CJAHS.

Mural Project
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Portion of the Mural Project

A portion of the JASC Mural Project which features images of actual items brought in by JASC members used to symbolize Japanese heritage, pride, and personal memories.

Courtesy of CJAHS.

Mural Project
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Portion of the Mural Project

A depiction of the actual JASC building (located on Montrose and Clark in Chicago) within the Mural project.

Courtesy of CJAHS.

Mural Project
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community history

intrepidmouse — Last modified Sep 03 2021 2:24 p.m.


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