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Gannenmono: Hawaiʻs First Japanese Immigrants (DVD & Pin)

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Includes 1 DVD and 1 commemorative pin.

Main: Feature Approx 17 minutes
Language: English with Japanese subtitles

Gannenmono: Hawai‘i’s First Japanese Immigrants chronicles the story of 150 Japanese who traveled from Yokohama to make a life in the Kingdom of Hawai‘i. The video includes historical documents from the Hawai‘i State Archives and interviews of the 4th, 5th and 6th generation descendants. This is a compelling story about the hardships, joys, and courage that will inspire the viewer. 

Writer and Director: Ryan Kawamoto
Executive Producer: Carole Hayashino
Editor: Ryan Kawamoto and Ethan Mora
Production Company: Kinetic Productions