80 years since Japanese immigration


“On September 16th, 1929, a ship named Manila Maru anchored at the port of Belém. On board were 189 Japanese – 43 families and 9 unmarried people. This month, when the arrival of the first immigrants to the region hits its 80th anniversary, the Japanese community in Belém will have a big celebration. It’s the third Amazon ‘Matsuri’, which in Japanese means festival. This year, as if it could be anything else, the theme of the party is ’80 Years of Japanese Immigration in the Amazon’. The lineup starts this Wednesday (the 16th) and goes until Friday (the 18th), in the Hangar Convention Center with presentations by a theater and drum troupe and of course, lots of Japanese food.” – Portal ORM (translated from Portuguese)

You can find amateur video of the drummers here and of the dance group here (although this one looks better)


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