31 min

Episode 3: Gardening as resilience at Manzanar Outside Voices Podcast

    • Wilderness

Confined behind barbed wire, 120,000 Japanese were forced to adopt new ways of living to survive incarceration during World War II. One way they found solace was through building Japanese gardens within the harsh concentration camp environment. Host and producer Sarah Shimazaki, a person of Japanese ancestry, revisits Manzanar for the 50th annual pilgrimage and digs deep to learn how inmates asserted their Japanese identity in the gardens-- precisely when they were being confined for that very identity. 

Confined behind barbed wire, 120,000 Japanese were forced to adopt new ways of living to survive incarceration during World War II. One way they found solace was through building Japanese gardens within the harsh concentration camp environment. Host and producer Sarah Shimazaki, a person of Japanese ancestry, revisits Manzanar for the 50th annual pilgrimage and digs deep to learn how inmates asserted their Japanese identity in the gardens-- precisely when they were being confined for that very identity. 

31 min

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