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It’s been 76 years since the FBI knocked on the door to arrest men on the west coast thought to be dangerous. Over 2000 were taken from their families and moved in a few days to Ft. Missoula, Montana, Santa Fe, New Mexico, and/or Crystal City, Texas.

The Grateful Crane Ensemble will perform “Only the Oaks Remain,” an original musical drama written by Soji Kashiwagi and set in 1941.

The San Fernando Valley Japanese American Citizens League is sponsoring the event. Tickets are $20. Bento lunch is available at $10. Dessert and tea will be served complimentary.

It’s been 76 years since the FBI knocked on the door to arrest men on the west coast thought to be dangerous. Over 2000 were taken from their families and moved in a few days to Ft. Missoula, Montana, Santa Fe, New Mexico, and/or Crystal City, Texas.

Since 2013, Tuna Canyon Detention Station Coalition has been preserving the stories of the Japanese, German, and Italian immigrants, and Japanese taken from Peru, and others by interviewing descendants, taking its exhibit to ten locations, publishing a book, and now this dramatic play.

The SFVJACC and SFVJACL are the proud sponsors of the rare historic story a few miles away off the 210 freeway where the Verdugo Hills Golf Course used to be.

Tickets may be purchased at the door on the day of the event.

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