Japanese American Historical Plaza, April 1, 2021

by Carley Friesen April. 10, 2021 117 views

After I received my second vaccine, I walked outside - it was a beautiful day, and as I looked across the Willamette River, I saw the cherry trees in blossom. So I walked there, via the Eastside Esplanade, dedicated to former Portland mayor, Vera Katz.

The Japanese American Historical Plaza, includes poems of Japanese experiences during WWII. The last stone has a bronze plaque with excerpts from the Civil Liberties Act of 1988, which includes an apology for the unlawful imprisonment of people of Japanese ancestry during World War II. 

On this day, it was a place for women dressed in pink to pose for the cameras and show the love.

Classic Portland views.

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April Parker 3 weeks, 6 days ago

This is a very special park to me, and you have clearly captured its beauty!

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Carley Friesen Replied to April Parker 3 weeks, 3 days ago

Thanks! So many years I forget to visit during the bloom, and I am always sad about that. This year it caught my eye from across the river and I decided there was nothing to keep me from visiting. It is good to be reminded to remember Japanese Americans and what they went through especially during WW!!. The Bloom is a reminder.

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Thomas Thompson 1 month ago

Fantastic set

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