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    Kenji Taguma and Grant Din talk about the Nichi Bei Foundation and the Nikkei Angel Island Pilgrimage at the Immigration Station at Angel Island State Park Saturday, October 3, 2015. (Published Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015)

    The second Nikkei Angel Island Pilgrimage will take place on Saturday, October 3 at the Immigration Station at Angel Island State Park.

    The Pilgrimage will help participants rediscover the little-known history of the Japanese and Japanese America legacy at Angel Island, where 85,000 persons of Japanese descent - the second largest immigrant group detained on the island - landed between 1910-1940, before setting foot in America.

    There will be performances and speakers at 11 a.m. From noon - 3 p.m. there will be family history workstations and exhibits. The schedule is designed to allow a free flow of activity during the day.

    Participants can visit the Immigration Station exhibits, see displays on the Japanese and Japanese American History at Angel Island, engage in genealogy research, learn about community history and what various organizations are doing and enjoy time with family, friends and colleagues.

    When: Saturday, October 3, 2015 from 11 a.m. -3 p.m.

    Where: Immigration Station at Angel Island State Park