2019 / Los Angeles: Japanese American soldiers’ photo exhibition “The Go For Brake Spirit: Legacy in Portraits” thru Nov. 3-24

George J. Doizaki Gallery, JACCC
244 South San Pedro Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

The Go For Broke Spirit: Legacy in Portraits
November 3-24, 2019

Thursday, November 21, special extended hours event until 8:00 pm

Normal gallery hours are Wednesday – Sunday 12:00 – 4:00 pm


Opening Reception: November 3 at 1:00 pm
Veteran’s Forum: November 9 at 1:00 pm


Free events

“The Go For Broke Spirit: Legacy in Portraits” is a photographic and video exhibit opening at the Japanese American Cultural & Community Center from November 3-24, 2019.

The exhibit illustrates the stories of the Japanese American soldiers who fought in America’s wars through the work of photographer Shane Sato, whose portraits of Japanese American WWII veterans are featured in his book The Go for Broke Spirit: Portraits of Courage and soon to be released The Go for Broke Spirit: Portraits of Legacy.

The exhibit will also feature interviews of Japanese American veterans of the Korean, Vietnam and Gulf Wars in a short video documentary co-created by Robert Horsting and Shane Sato.

The event will also include tours of the Japanese American National War Memorial Court to increase awareness of the history and legacy of the heroic contributions of Japanese Americans in our nation’s wars from the Spanish American War to present.

The opening reception will be on November 3 at 1pm, with a tribute opportunity for families to honor veterans, and a book signing with Shane Sato and veterans in attendance.

On November 9 at 1pm, a Veteran’s Forum will provide an opportunity to hear from a panel of veterans on their varied experiences, with tours of the Japanese American National War Memorial Court.

“The Go For Broke Spirit: Legacy in Portraits” is presented by the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center, Shane Sato Photography, Veterans Memorial Court Alliance.

This exhibition is made possible with support from the JA Community Foundation and the California Humanities, a non-profit partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities.