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Saturday, August 27
Mitch Maki, Interim President of Go For Broke National Education Center, will speak about GFBNEC’s new home, its future, and its groundbreaking new exhibit, The Defining Courage Experience.

Saturday, August 27
Relive history and learn about present-day Little Tokyo with JANM docents.

Saturday, September 10
Artists featured in Tatau: Marks of Polynesia will discuss their work. Moderated by curator Takahiro &lduo;Ryudaibori” Kitamura. Catalog signing to follow.

Saturday, September 10
Identify your ancestral Japanese hometowns, uncover the meanings behind family crests and surnames, and more in this popular genealogy workshop.

Saturday, September 10
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. Please note new time!

Saturday, September 17
Sample refreshing iced teas and enjoy educational seminars and live entertainment at this unique festival.

JANM has uploaded new 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.

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.

A behind-the-scenes interactive peek at LAIKA animation studio’s new film Kubo and the Two Strings through puppets, sets, props, monsters, origami, and costumes from the production.

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.


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