May 27, 2013 JAHSSD cordially invites you to the dedication of the ISSEI MEMORIAL BENCH on MAY 27 at 9:15 a.m. during the Tri-Church Interfaith Memorial Day Service, Mount Hope Cemetery (enter at Market Street). Conceived, funded and built by JAHSSD as a tribute to San Diego’s Issei (first generation) of Japanese immigrants, the marble bench will offer respite to those visiting grave sites in the so-called Old Japanese Section of the cemetery where many Issei are buried. The two-sided bench, located near the Japanese American Veterans Memorial Monument and flag pole dedicated by JAHSSD in 2005, includes a memorial plaque on its surface and two permanent vases for flower offerings at its base.
The annual Memorial Day Service is hosted by Asian Pacific Post 4851, Buddhist Temple of San Diego, Pioneer Oceanview United Church of Christ and San Diego Japanese Christian Church.
UPCOMING COMMUNITY EVENTS
May 30, 2013 Japanese documentary: “Beetle Queen Conquers Tokyo”
San Diego Natural History Museum, Members: $9/non-members $12
Beetle Queen Conquers Tokyo opens in modern-day Japan (where a single beetle sold for $90,000) and delves into the country’s age-old love affair with bugs. Working backward through history, the non-fiction film untangles the web of cultural influences behind Japan’s rich and enriching relationship with insects. First released in 2009, Beetle Queen Conquers Tokyo was nominated for the Truer Than Fiction Award at the 25th Independent Spirit Awards.
June 6, 6:30pm, San Diego Japanese American Citizens League Invites You to Join Us for Preview Night! Mixer with the Asian Business Association, Filipino-American Chamber of Commerce, Lao American Coalition, Microloans for Mothers
Closing May 30, 2013
Chula Vista Heritage Museum
360 Third Avenue, Chula Vista
Tuesday & Thursday 12 – 4pm Saturday 12-3
Free admission. The exhibition focuses on contributions by early Japanese immigrants which helped make Chula Vista a successful agricultural community, and explores what is different about immigrant workers involved in agriculture today.
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