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The Rising Sun in the Sunshine State: Japanese Pioneers in Jacksonville Beach

When:
June 9, 2015 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
2015-06-09T18:00:00-04:00
2015-06-09T20:00:00-04:00
Where:
Jacksonville Public Library, Beaches Branch
600 3rd Street
Neptune Beach, FL 32266
USA
Cost:
Free
Contact:
REALM Consulting, Taryn Rodriguez-Boette
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Takami Oishi Omaye Family Members.

 

Exhibit Opening at the Jacksonville Public Library: Beaches Branch

A new history exhibit will open at the Beaches Branch of the Jacksonville Public Library on Tuesday June 9, 2015 at 6pm.

This exhibit, created by Elsie Oishi — a vital part of the Jacksonville Historical Society’s volunteer team as the society’s expert genealogist– and REALM Consulting, tells the story of Tokutaro Takami, his family and his friends. The Takami family arrived from Japan at the turn of the 20th century. They settled in Duval County, bought property, invested in businesses, educated their children, served in the military and became an integral part of the American Dream.

The story is told by Elsie Jun Oishi, Tokutaro’s granddaughter. Her interest in her family’s history started in 1988 after she read an article about the Japanese community in Duval County. It took her 25 years to research her family and realized that her family was the first Japanese family in Duval County.

The exhibit opening is free and open to the public. The exhibit will run through the Summer.

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