Kamome: A Tsunami Boat Comes Home

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Aug 6 2016 - Oct 2 2016

A little over two years after the magnitude 9.0 Tohoku-oki  earthquake triggered a massive tsunami off the coast of northeastern Japan, a lone boat washed up on the shores of Crescent City, California.  The confirmation of the boat as belonging to a high school in Rikuzentakata was the first step in an amazing story that has linked two tsunami-vulnerable communities on opposite sides of the Pacific and initiated friendships between high school students in both communities. Museum visitors will view Amy Uyeki’s beautiful illustrations from the book Kamome: A Tsunami Boat Comes Home and learn how the journey of this small boat made a big difference in the lives of people living on two continents separated by the vast Pacific Ocean.

Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.

  • Works on Paper
  • Contemporary
  • Amy Uyeki

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