Installation of “Ireichō” at Japanese American National Museum

On Saturday, September 24th, Consul General SONE had the honor of visiting the Japanese American National Museum (JANM) to attend the ceremonial installation of a monumental book, Ireichō, which lists the names of Japanese Americans incarcerated during World War II.
During the ceremony, representatives of 75 incarceration locations walked to the Museum from Nishi Honganji Temple, where in 1942 many Japanese Americans boarded buses to be transported to the camps. The names of more than 125,000 individuals were formally memorialized by a 75-member group of clergy from Christian, Shinto and Buddhist backgrounds. It is the first time a comprehensive list of these incarcerees has been compiled, displayed and memorialized.
Visitors to the Japanese American National Museum may experience the Ireichō on display throughout the next year. For more information, please visit .

Photos by Tracy Kumono, Courtesy of Japanese American National Museum