History Detectives

Hidden Secrets in a Japanese Cane

Clip: Season 9 Episode 6 | 17m 23s | Video has closed captioning.

What can the Japanese characters carved into a cane tell about a family's past in a World War II relocation camp? Tukufu Zuberi sets out to translate the words and uncover the story behind the cane. A curator of art from internment camps places this cane into the tradition of "gaman" - the art of living with the unbearable. Then Tukufu unravels a surprising clue about the cane's original owner.

Aired: 07/25/11

Rating: NR

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