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Saturday, October 1
Samples treats from onigiri (rice balls) to manju (pounded rice sweet), meet local store owners, and hear stories of Little Tokyo’s history.

Sunday, October 2
Dozens of vendors will be selling unique jewelry, kimono fabric fashions, handbags, ceramics, origami and glass art, dog fashions, and more!

Sunday, October 2
An all-APIA female cast will perform Quentin Tarantino’s classic film.

Saturday–Sunday, October 8–9
Make your own indigo fermentation vat to take home with you, learn about vat maintenance, and practice a variety of shibori techniques.

Saturday, October 8
In this yoga and meditation workshop for all levels, harness your own inner energy to prevent the body, mind, and spirit from going to waste.

JANM has uploaded pre-conservation photography and scans of the Allen Hendershott Eaton Collection, which it acquired last year, on Flickr. The public is invited to view images of artifacts from the collection. Those with information about the origins of specific items are encouraged to share details.

Arigato, baka, sushi, benjo, and shoyu—how often have you used these words? For Nikkei, Japanese words often get mixed in with the language of the adopted country, creating a fluid, hybrid way of communicating.

Read stories that explore different perspectives on and experiences with language. Submit your own stories by September 30, 2016.

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Tatau: Marks of Polynesia explores Samoan tattoo practice through photographs that showcase the work of traditional tatau masters alongside more contemporary manifestations of the art form.

A selection of rarely seen photographs of WWII Japanese American farm labor camps in Oregon and Idaho, taken by Farm Security Administration photographer Russell Lee.

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.

This groundbreaking photographic exhibition by Kip Fulbeck and Takahiro Kitamura, exploring the artistry of traditional Japanese tattoos, travels to The Japan Foundation, Sydney in Australia.


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