Jun 192018

The Gannenmono: Their Journey to Hawai‘i Exhibition

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 11:30am to 8:00pm
Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii

The Hawai‘i State Archives and the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i

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The Gannenmono: Their Journey to Hawai‘i Exhibition

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 (One day only)

11:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i

Manoa Grand Ballroom

Free and open to the public.

From the State Archives’ collection—primary documents tell the story of the first organized immigrants from Japan to Hawai‘i from their recruitment and departure from Yokohama to life on the plantations and their decision to return to Japan or remain in Hawai‘i. Documents for public viewing include the handwritten letters from Hawaiian Consul General for Japan, Eugene Van Reed, to Hawaiian Ministers for Foreign Affairs W.C. Wyllie and Charles de Varigny regarding recruitment of Japanese workers for Hawai‘i’s sugar plantations, passenger list of the Scioto ship that departed from Yokohama to Honolulu, labor contracts and treaty between the Kingdom of Hawai‘i and the Empire of Japan.

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