Yamato Colony Presentation and Origami Demonstration

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Come to the Fort Myers Regional Library to learn about the Yamato colony. Started by Jo Sakai in 1903 with funds by the Florida East Coast Railway, a colony of Japanese farmers formed in the Boca Raton area.  This colony turned into a government military installation before becoming the site of the Morikami Gardens in 1977.  This program is provided by The Florida Heritage Project: Multicultural Florida Digital Public Humanities.



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