BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT UID:events.uid.4996@www.discovernikkei.org DTSTART:20150307T000000Z DTEND:20150614T000000Z DESCRIPTION:Photographer Motoya Nakamura has created a body of work by maki ng photographs and videos of cherry blossom trees throughout one year at t he Japanese American Historical Plaza and Bill of Rights Memorial in Portl and's Tom McCall Waterfront Park. The trees\, which were a gift from Japan \, manifest Japanese American history that is unique to this region and ev oke Nakamura's desire to explore the notions of belonging\, identity and d iaspora&mdash\;notions with which the artist constantly grapples.\n\nAccor ding to Nakamura\, "As a resident of the United States and an immigrant fr om Japan I have lived half my life in each country. My identity has change d as I have assimilated to the new culture. I often feel as though I am a foreigner in this new land while simultaneously feeling like a stranger in the old. The trees embody this change and complexity."\n\nNakamura's exhi bit includes several photographs at the Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center. Throu gh these beautifully rendered oversize digital prints\, Motoya Nakamura ca ptures the natural beauty and awakens the cultural wonder these trees hold .\n\nVisit <a href="http://www.oregonnikkei.org/exhibits.htm#exhibit">www. oregonnikkei.org</a> for more information. SUMMARY:Exhibit: "Sakura Sakura" URL:/en/events/2015/03/07/exhibit-sakura-sakura/ END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR