Nihonmachi: The Place to Be

by Lynn Moyers on October 27, 2015

Nihonmachi: The Place to Be is a two-hour musical journey, originally performed in Los Angeles, that will transport audiences back in time to Nihonmachi (Japantown), the way it used to be before World War II. The play follows one Sansei’s (third generation Nikkei) story as he discovers 100 years of his family’s history, his roots in Japantown, and ultimately who he is as a Japanese American. Interspersed through the show are classic, nostalgic Japanese and American songs.

Oregon Nikkei Endowment and Portland Center Stage have partnered with Grateful Crane Ensemble to bring this production to the Gerding Theater. Two performances, a matinee for school groups (including complimentary tickets for underserved youth) and an evening performance for the general public, will introduce this history to audiences of all ages.

Monday, November 9, noon and 7pm
Portland Center Stage, Gerding Theater, 128 NW 11th Avenue, Portland
Tickets: Student Matinee: $10, Evening performance: $40

Tickets are on sale at Portland Center Stage ( or 503-445-3700).

Please contact Oregon Nikkei Endowment for more information:
Phone: 503-224-1458

Presented by Portland JACL.

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