50 Objects/Stories

The American Japanese



A history project that explores the human impact of the unconstitutional incarceration of 120,000 American Japanese during World War II. Through the visual and textual examination of 50 curated objects, we explore the ramifications of President Roosevelt’s Executive Order 9066. The objects will be released in serial fashion over the course of 2018, the 76th anniversary of the presidential order.


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The Nakamura File

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The Homma Chair

Lost and found
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Shizuko’s Quaker Quilt

The kindness of others
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Amache Dog Carving

Pets behind barbed wire
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Wasuki’s Gold Pocket Watch

A mixed-race family divided