(Mainichi: July 15, 2015 – p. 25)
An exhibition of sketches left by Naomichi Kodaira, a Japanese American pastor who was detained as “a citizen of an enemy country” at a U.S. concentration camp in Idaho during World War II, will begin on July 15 at Gallery Stella on the third floor of Kyobunkan in Ginza, Chuo Ward.
The exhibition will include sketches and drawings of the camp as well as photographs placed in panels. The letter of apology by President Bush that Kodaira received in 1990 will also be displayed. The exhibition is till July 28 from 10:00 a.m. to 08:00 p.m. (01:00 p.m. to 05:00 p. for July 19, and 01:00 p.m. to 08:00 p.m. for July 26, the last day till 05:00 p.m.).
There will be the lecture titled “Naomichi Kodaira and American Concentration Camp” by his wife Fumiko and the National Museum of Japanese History associate professor Kosuke Harayama from 02:00 p.m. on July 18, and another lecture titled “From Concentration Camp to Battlefield, Experience of Japanese American linguist soldier” by Rikkyo University professor Kayoko Takeda from 01:30 p.m. on July 20, with 30 seats each, application in advance needed (03-3561-8448), free of charge.