Tacoma Arts Live presents
Nihonjin Face – Chapter 3
Tacoma Arts Live is pleased to present Nihonjin Face, an original all-ages play by Janet Hayakawa and Tere Martinez. Previously, the Hashimoto family was forced to leave its home in Tacoma and incarcerated in a camp, as was the case with more than 110,000 other Japanese Americans during World War II. While incarcerated, Tomiko has entered her teens and has endured many challenges, including threats from guards and the realization that the family of her best friend Alice profited from Tomiko’s family’s loss. But, she also took comfort in her mother’s spirit of gaman, the Japanese concept of never giving up. In this episode we fast forward from 1945 to 1966. Tomiko is an adult during the Civil Rights Movement. We also catch up with Tomiko’s present day grandson, Tommy.