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"The Asian Influence in the Sierra"

Find Us on FacebookApril 6-7, 2018  •  Auburn, California 95603

Chinere RR Workers Congregational Church Families Plsacer Buddhist Church-Penryn

Learn about the Chinese and Japanese residents
who helped build our community and made it prosper.

Joss House-Auburn JACL Champions Placer Memorial Dedcation

Friday, April 6, 2018

Private tours of the unique Japanese garden Myo-Wa-En “Garden of Peace and Tranquility” in Granite Bay.

Tour 1 Bus loads: 9:15 am
Tour 2 Bus loads: 10:45 am

Garden Pool
The garden is not open to the public, although the owner, Boonie Lang, conducts tours twice a year by appointment only. Created in 1986 by garden master Saito Katsuo, then 92 years old, construction was completed by Yamasaki Landscape of Auburn.


Friday, April 6, 2018
6:00 - 8:30 pm

Bento Box DinnerJoin us for a Gala Dinner at Placer Buddhist Church in Penryn, featuring a no host bar, delicious Chinese appetizers (Paper-wrapped chicken, dumplings and more) and an elegant Japanese Bento box dinners (your choice of Chicken, Salmon or Tofu entree in a beautiful souvenir Bento Box) provided by local restaurants. Dessert is included!

The program will feature live entertainment by Auburn's "Wild Duck" and a speaker, but the primary focus of the event will be to honor elders of the Asian community, our guests at the Gala. Ticket: $50


Saturday, April 7, 2018 - Auburn City Hall - 10 am - 2 pm
No Ticket Necessary...Saturday's Event is FREE!

Join us at the Auburn Arts Commission's Opening Celebration for an ART SHOW at City Hall in Downtown Auburn.

Let's Never Forget will present live entertainment, including Chinese Lion Dancers, Japanese Taiko drummers, cultural displays, documentary films and more!

Lion Dancer

Taiko Drummers

We'll present the many accomplishments of the Chinese and Japanese immigrants who settled in our area.

Topics include construction of the Railroad, Gold Mining History, development of agriculture in Placer County, and the mercantile families who provided goods to our area.

Learn about the struggles these immigrants faced: Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 and the Executive Order 9066 issued in February, 1942, that sent Japanese families to government Internment Camps (while others went off to fight World War II in the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, the 100th Battalion and the Military Intelligence Service).

Monument ot WW II Veterans

A Memorial to their service is located at Bill Santucci Justice Center in Roseville

Saturday's Event is FREE! - No Ticket Necessary

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The Let’s Never Forget Series is a community celebration of history and culture established in 2014. Our theme this year is "The Asian Influence" in the Sierra and foothills. Numerous events will commemorate and honor the contributions, experiences, history and resilience of the first generations of Asian Americans in the foothills. Our goal is to educate the community and acknowledge those Asian Americans who contributed so much to our region. We hope to aid in preservation of the Asian history of the area. We're dedicated to presenting a series that reaches as many of the honorees and families as we can. Thank you for your interest.


  • The Let’s Never Forget Series covers a different theme each year based on culturally significant events in our local history. Each theme reflects a national or global impact and connects with residents of Auburn and Placer County. Our goal is to engage residents and visitors of all ages in the topic, with the intent of inspiring our audience to continue on their own exploration... and to Never Forget.

  • Presented in collaboration with the City of Auburn, the Let’s Never Forget Series began with a three-day event "The Night and Hope of Arnost Lustig, a Holocaust Survivor's Story" about Czech author/filmmaker Arnost Lustig. Events held in September, 2014 at locations in Auburn, Roseville and Rocklin included a VIP reception, literary readings, historic films, a Dinner Gala, and a panel discussion feautring dignitaries and a Holocaust survivor.

  • In 2015 the Let’s Never Forget Series commemorated "The Greatest Generation” with veterans and their contemporaries recounting their World War II experiences at home and abroad. The “Satin Dollz” were brought in for USO-era entertainment; there were movies about WW II and a panel discussion with veterans and survivors. On Saturday we held an event in downtown Auburn, featuring dozens of vintage military vehicles and a 1940’s-era classic car show.

  • The all-volunteer Let’s Never Forget Series Steering Committee includes Dr. Bill Kirby, Stewart Feldman, E. Ken Tokutomi, Kelly Kreeger, Renee Regacho-Anaclerio, Fusae Miyamoto, Eric Chun, Pat and Pete Enochs, Stuart Kageta, Ron Kawahata, Richard Yue and many community members.

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