Museum of Japanese Emigration to Hawaii, Suooshima-cho

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  • We thoroughly enjoyed exploring the artifacts and records related to the Japanese emigration to Hawaii. My ancestors were among those who left Japan in the 19th and 20th centuries. The rooms had...  more »
  • We walked there from the Oshimaohanshi Bridge, and we too had to get some directions when close to it, as it is a house that is well integrated into the neighborhood. It has a lot of photos with...  more »
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  • It's a fascinating story and is explained through documents, antiques, photos, and a friendly staff. The curator was a very kind woman with a welcoming smile. She told us the history of the emigrees and how the museum came to be. She even explained in English so I would understand better. I highly recommend a visit.
  • Small museum with numerous period artifacts and extensive documentation focused mainly on Japanese emigration to Hawaii that is housed in a renovated, traditional minka (farmhouse). Staff will provide an orientation about Japanese emigration (in Japanese) to Hawaii. The largest group of emigrants originated from this island in Yamaguchi-ken as a result poor economic conditions after the Seinan War (aka Satsuma Rebellion), a very large population (70,000) on this island that is mountainous with limited arable land and a three-year contract with the intent of returning to Japan. Staff is extremely helpful and will conduct a search of departure records if you suspect having relatives who left Yamaguchi for Hawaii. With their help, I found a possible record of my grandmother’s emigration to Hawaii. Additional exhibits about a person (Mr. Fukumoto) who returned to Suo Oshima from Hawaii as well as emigrants to Peru are displayed on the second floor.
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