Fujitaro Kubota and His Garden film screening and Q & A
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Thursday February 17, 7:00-8:00 PM
Join us for impactful local history told through this documentary film about the dreams and legacy of immigrant and nurseryman Fujitaro Kubota. Kubota was a self-taught gardener who built a thriving landscape business, and through many years of work, shaped a landmark Japanese garden in South Seattle. While held at the Minidoka (Idaho) concentration camp during World War II, Kubota also created a memorable garden in the desert.
The film screening will be followed by Q&A with contributors to the companion book, Spirited Stone: Lessons from Kubota’s Garden.
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This is one of two live-streamed WSHS programs honoring the National Day of Remembrance (observed annually on Feb. 19). More about the 6:00 PM program here. Held annually, the Day of Remembrance recognizes President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s signing of Executive Order 9066 and the subsequent incarceration of nearly 120,000 people of Japanese descent living mostly in Washington, Oregon, and California.
Image credit: Moon Bridge from the viewing platform, Kubota Garden Foundation.