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Reading the Walls The Inaba Story - 9.10.2009

Reiko Fujii speaks to the crowd gathered to watch her performance on September 10, 2009. She is wearing an ancestral glass kimono that she created from a dream she had.
The ancestral glass kimono incorporates pictures of Ms. Fujii’s ancestors. She created it as a way to honor her relatives.
North High School student and reporter Alice Kogh stands with Meiko Inaba.
From left – Lynn Voorhies (Riverside Metropolitan Museum Curator of Historic Structures & Collections), Reiko Fujii, and Meiko Inaba.
Ennette Morton (Riverside Metropolitan Museum Director) addresses the crowd atop the Grier Pavilion.
A large crowd assembled to watch the performance as part of Race Equality Week 2009.
Reiko Fujii acts out what life was like on her grandparent’s farm in Riverside around WWII. The wall pictured is the actual Egg House Wall from her grandparent’s barn.
Attendees were treated to both a live performance and a documentary (above) created by Ms. Fujii.
Reiko Fujii answers questions from the audience about her ancestral glass kimono.
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