Manzanar Committee Advises Participants to Bring Chairs and Umbrellas to the 54th Annual Manzanar Pilgrimage

LOS ANGELES — On April 19, the Manzanar Committee advised that those attending the 54th Annual Manzanar Pilgrimage on Saturday, April 29, 2023, should bring their own chairs, and/or umbrellas/parasols to the event.

Unlike recent Pilgrimages, there will be no tent/covered seating area, and possibly no chairs, or a very limited number of chairs, due to the record snowfall in the Eastern Sierra, which has buried the storage area of the only source of rental tents and chairs in the area under many feet of ice.

Attendees are also advised to wear a hat and sunscreen, bring flowers for the traditional flower offering during the interfaith service, and a refillable water bottle that can be refilled at the site.

For more information about the 54th Annual Manzanar Pilgrimage and the 2023 Manzanar At Dusk program, check the Manzanar Committee web site at, call (323) 662-5102, or send e-mail to

The Manzanar Committee, sponsor of the annual Manzanar Pilgrimage and Manzanar At Dusk program, the youth education project, Katari: Keeping Japanese American Stories Alive, and the Sue Kunitomi Student Awards Program, is dedicated to educating and raising public awareness about the incarceration and violation of civil rights of persons of Japanese ancestry during World War II and to the continuing struggle of all peoples when Constitutional rights are in danger. A non-profit organization that has sponsored the annual Manzanar Pilgrimage since 1969, along with other educational programs, the Manzanar Committee has also played a key role in the establishment and continued development of the Manzanar National Historic Site. For more information, check out our web site at, call us at (323) 662-5102, or e-mail us at You can also follow the Manzanar Committee on Facebook, on Twitter at @manzanarcomm, on Instagram at @manzanarcommittee, on Pinterest and on YouTube.


LEAD PHOTO: A shot of the crowd at the 48th Annual Manzanar Pilgrimage, April 29, 2017. Photo: Gann Matsuda/Manzanar Committee.

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2 thoughts on “Manzanar Committee Advises Participants to Bring Chairs and Umbrellas to the 54th Annual Manzanar Pilgrimage

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  1. Are there ticks or anything that would prevent us from sitting on a blanket on the ground? Thanks, Micki

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