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Nobuko Miyamoto’s 120,000 Stories Concert in San Francisco
August 5 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm$30
Part of the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California’s 50th Anniversary Celebration.
Experience an afternoon of multi-ethnic music and storytelling with the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California as the iconic Nobuko Miyamoto shares the story of her amazing life. It’s a multi-generational journey as Nobuko traces her roots to the Santa Anita Assembly Center in 1942, taking us through her early show biz career on the Broadway stage and in Hollywood as one of a few Asian American performers, then her emergence in the 1960s as “Chris and Joanne,” with her embrace of her Asian American identity and the power of inclusion.
Nobuko’s stories address issues such as race, gender, multiculturalism, and climate change. She is as relevant today as she was 50 years ago when she, Chris Iijima, and Charlie Chin recorded the iconic “We Are the Children” the anthem for the yellow movement that was part of the groundbreaking album “Grain of Sand.”