2019 / Japanese American National Museum – “Gambatte! Legacy of an Enduring Spirit” Photo exhibition depicts triumph over adversity, Nov. 17, 2018 – April 28, 2019

Left: In 2013, photographer Paul Kitagaki, Jr., tacked down Junzo Jake Ohara, Takeshi Motoyasu, and Edward Tetsuji Kato in the Los Angeles area. They posed outside Kato’s home in Monterey Park, California. Right: At Heart Mountain Relocation Center in Wyoming in 1943, Boy Scouts Junzo Jake Ohara, 14, Takeshi Motoyasu, 14, and Edward Tetsuji Kato, 16, paid homage to the American flag. Photography by Pat Coffey, National Archives.

View: Nov. 17, 2018 – April 28, 2019

Gambatte! Legacy of an Enduring Spirit, going on view at the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles on Nov. 17, presents large-format contemporary photos taken by Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Paul Kitagaki Jr. next to images shot 75 years ago by such noted photographers as Dorothea Lange, Ansel Adams, and others.

Each pairing features the same individuals or their direct descendants as the subject matter and brings to light the stories of Japanese Americans who were forcibly incarcerated during World War II.

Inspired by the Japanese concept of gambatte — to triumph over adversity —the exhibition chronicles the strength and legacy of a generation of Japanese Americans who persevered over unimaginable hardship.

The exhibition will remain on view through April 28, 2019, and is included in regular museum admission.

For more information about Gambatte! and related programming at JANM, visit www.janm.org/gambatte

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