Kokoro: The Story of Sacramento’s Lost Japantown

California Museum
1020 O Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

Featuring rare family photographs drawn from the personal collections of community members and never before publicly displayed, the exhibit documents the memories at the heart of a once-thriving downtown community devastated first by forced removal during WWII and again by redevelopment in the 1950s. Developed in partnership with former residents of Sacramento’s Japantown, author of Sacramento’s Historic Japantown Kevin Wildie and others, the exhibit commemorates of the 75th anniversary of Executive Order 9066, the presidential decree that led to the unconstitutional incarceration of 120,000 Japanese Americans.