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Sharing and preserving Japanese American history and culture in Portland's Old Town neighborhood, where Japantown once thrived.
Group tours of the museum and/or the Japanese American Historical Plaza, speaking engagements for classrooms or other community groups, and research appointments at the Legacy Center are available. Learn more on our Education and Resources and Services page.
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The Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center will be closed on Sunday, December 25, and Sunday, January 1, 2017.
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Omiyage Holiday Shop
Shop and support Oregon Nikkei Endowment at our holiday gift shop, Omiyage! Celebrate the tradition of gift giving and choose from Asian inspired gifts and crafts created by local artisans, designers and authors. Omiyage will feature jewelry, fashion and home accessories, cards, origami ornaments, arts and crafts, Anime-inspired merchandise, books, and a selection of curated vintage items.
Proceeds from Omiyage sales will support our local vendors and the programs, exhibits, and mission of Oregon Nikkei Endowment. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Oregon Nikkei Endowment:
Minoru Yasui: Roots to Results
Teachers are invited to join us for a workshop that explores the experiences of Japanese Americans in Oregon during World War II and the work of Minoru Yasui, an Oregonian who challenged the discriminatory laws of that time. Visit our activities page for more information.
Enjoy traditional Japanese New Year's food (as well as items from the Pacific Northwest) prepared by our Nikkei community cooks, displayed in a three-tiered box (jubako), while supporting the Oregon Nikkei Endowment!
The cost is $140 for the entire osechi ryori (or $110 if you provide your own jubako), $60 of which is tax-deductible. Order online here.
More details will be available very soon. Please contact Oregon Nikkei Endowment to pre-order or if you are interested in volunteering:
Minidoka Center Field Project
Baseball played a key role in sustaining the Japanese Americans who were incarcerated at the Minidoka War Relocation Center from 1942-45. Many camp residents—youth and adults, male and female—played baseball or softball on one of the many fields throughout the camp.
Field-In-A-Day is based on the 1952 Farm-In-A-Day event on property that was part of the historic Minidoka site. Approximately 1500 volunteers built a two bedroom home, dug irrigation canals, built corrals, and planted crops — all in a single day. On Saturday, May 28th, individuals and groups are invited to join Friends of Minidoka and park staff in rebuilding one of the baseball fields that were interspersed among the 44 residential blocks.
Support the Minidoka Center Field Project by volunteering for Field-In-A-Day, making a donation, or purchasing a special commemorative baseball (a portion of sales supports the Center Field Project). The baseball ($10, case costs extra) is available for purchase at the Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center. Please visit www.nps.gov for more information.
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