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2013 JANM National Conference - "Speaking Up! Democracy, Justice, Dignity"


Stan Sakai's Usagi Yojimbo

For more than 25 years, fans around the world have been enjoying Stan Sakai’s Usagi Yojimbo . Usagi Yojimbo is inspired by the historical figure Miyamoto Musashi from seventeenth-century feudal Japan. Through Usagi, people of all ages have engaged with and become passionate about Japanese history and their own cultural heritage. This lively, interactive session will feature author and artist Stan Sakai discussing the stories behind Usagi Yojimbo and his current project, The 47 Ronin  for Dark Horse Comics.  


  • Lynn Yamasaki, School Programs Developer, Japanese American National Museum 


  • Stan Sakai, Cartoonist

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Photo from the Japanese American National Museum’s 2013 National Conference, “Speaking Up! Democracy, Justice, Dignity” in Seattle, Washington. Stan Sakai led an interactive workshop for youth of all … More »

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