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Happy Thanksgiving! JANM is closed today in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. We will resume regular hours tomorrow.

If you are coming to see the Hello Kitty exhibition this week, we recommend you purchase advance tickets online before you come.

Friday–Sunday, November 28–30
Reciprocal free admission and 20% store discounts at 20 Southern California institutions! See link for details.

Please note that our online ticketing system will be unavailable from 12:01 a.m. PST on December 1 until 9 a.m. PST on December 2. Ticketing for the Hello Kitty exhibition and public programs will be affected.

This interruption is due to scheduled maintenance. We apologize for the inconvenience. Thank you for your understanding and know that we greatly appreciate your support of the Japanese American National Museum.

Thursday, December 4
Enjoy rarely-screened gems from the Sanrio vaults, including Nutcracker Fantasy, a 1979 stop-motion animated film, and Hello Kitty animations from the 1970s and ’80s.

Check link for pricing and to purchase tickets.

Saturday, December 6
Join Christine Yano, co-curator of Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty, for a discussion of her 2013 book, which takes an in-depth look at the global economic and sociological effects of the export of Japanese “cute-cool culture.”

Check link for pricing and to purchase tickets.

Saturday, December 13
Have a jolly time with holiday-themed crafts and activities for the whole family—including Asian American Santa, storytelling, holiday songs performed by caroling quartet The Other Reindeer, and more!

Sunday, January 4
Ring in the new year and celebrate the Year of the Sheep with fun arts and crafts, food, exciting cultural activities, and performances!

Come work at JANM! Check the Job Listings page for current open positions.



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Exhibitions


JANM presents a first-of-its-kind exhibition in honor of the 40th anniversary of Hello Kitty.

An overview of Japanese American history from early immigration to the present day. Incorporates artifacts, artwork, and media—including rare home movies and a section of the barracks from the Heart Mountain concentration camp

The popular exhibition about Hapa identity, featuring portraits by award-winning filmmaker and artist Kip Fulbeck, travels to the Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre in Burnaby, BC, Canada.

 
Remembrance Project - Share your story on the Museum's online initiative about the Japanese American World War II experience.
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