Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune Professional storyteller Anne Shimojima performs ÒHidden Memories,Ó a story of her ancestors Saturday, February 19, 2011. The Day of Remembrance marks the anniversary of the date that Executive Order (EO) 9066 was signed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1942. EO 9066 was the presidential mandate that ordered Japanese Americans incarcerated in internment camps. Across the nation, local chapters of the JACL hold annual events and workshops to recognize the Day of Remembrance and educate the public about the experiences of the Japanese Americans during World War II.

Anne Shimojima

Known for her elegant, mesmerizing delivery, Anne Shimojima tells literary stories, folk tales from her Asian heritage and around the world, and the story of her Japanese American family’s incarceration in a WWII camp.  A retired, award-winning school library media specialist, Shimojima has performed at venues nationwide for over 30 years, including the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Chicago History Museum, and the Asian American Storytelling Festival. Her award-winning CD, Sakura Tales; Stories from Japan, introduces listeners to her favorite folk tales from Japan.

“Whatever the content or mood, her years of experience show: she delivered her stories with a steady confidence and great sense of timing.”  – Nuvo           

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