Sunday, January 28th, 2018 | 1:00 - 2:00 PM FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
Join us with Annie Castelnovo-McMullen, local resident and daughter of a late WWII veteran, for a short informational screening on the OBON Society's current efforts to repatriate WWII Japanese Yosegaki Hinomaru “Good Luck” Prayer Flags. Afterwards, enjoy a sneak peek at her father's artifacts from the war, including two Yosegaki Hinamaru flags, as they are displayed for the first and last time before their official submission to the OBON Society, where these heirlooms will be researched with the hope of reuniting them with the families of their fallen Japanese soldiers.
Today, 1,140,000 Japanese soldiers are listed as Missing In Action. The return of these personal items is virtually the only hope any bereaved family member has of ever experiencing closure over their loss. The OBON Society’s mission to reunite these important pieces of memorabilia with these families both provides a bridge between Japanese and American cultures and strengthens the bond between our two nations.
Drop in to learn about Annie's fascinating family history through these objects while they're still in Bristol.
Bristol Art Museum Main Building & Galleries 10 Wardwell Street Bristol, RI 02809