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OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — Media Advisory — Special Exhibition — “The Gannenmono: Their Journey to Hawaii”

Posted on Jun 18, 2018 in Latest Department News, Office of the Governor Press Releases


June 18, 2018

WHAT: SPECIAL EXHIBITION: Upon the 150th anniversary of the arrival of the
Scioto to Honolulu Harbor, The Hawai‘i State Archives and Japanese
Cultural Center of Hawai‘i present:

“The Gannenmono: Their Journey to Hawai‘i”

A one-day exhibition of historical documents that chronicle the journey of the first organized group of immigrants from Japan to Hawai’i. They’re called the Gannenmono. Primary historical documents from the Archives’ special collection include the written correspondence from Eugene Van Reed, Consul General for Hawai’i to Japan, the Passenger List of the ship, Scioto, the labor contract, and the treaty between the Kingdom of Hawai’i and Japan.

WHO: Governor David Ige
The Hawai‘i State Archives
Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i

WHEN: Tuesday, June 19
10:00 a.m. Ribbon Cutting
10:30 a.m. Special Preview (media and by invitation only)
11:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Opens to the Public

WHERE: Japanese Cultural Center, Mānoa Grand Ballroom
This event will be streamed LIVE through Facebook Live at
Media Contacts:
Jodi Leong
Deputy Communications Director/Press Secretary
Office of the Governor
Office: 808-586-0043
Mobile: 808-798-3929
[email protected]

Cathy Yasuda
Special Assistant to the Comptroller
Department of Accounting and General Services (DAGS)
Office: 808-586-0404
Mobile: 808-224-2634
[email protected]