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Saturday, October 22
Brighten up your phone case decoden-style in this fun workshop led by lifestyle personalities Chrissa Sparkles and Jon Brence (KawaiiGuy).

Saturday, October 22
This lecture, presented by Go For Broke National Education Center, will explore the lessons learned from the mass incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II.

Saturday, October 22
ABC7 news anchor David Ono, producer Jeff MacIntyre, and actor Rodney Kageyama will engage in a haunting—and entertaining—Halloween discussion of ghosts and paranormal encounters.

Saturday, October 22
FREE! The Nikkei Genealogical Society promotes, encourages, and shares Nikkei genealogy through education, research, and networking.

Saturday, October 29
A screening of the documentary film made in conjunction with Tatau will be followed by a panel discussion with director John Agcaoili, exhibition curator Takahiro “Ryudaibori” Kitamura, and exhibiting artists Sulu‘ape Steve Looney, Tuigamala Andy Tauafiafi, Sulu‘ape Si‘i Liufau, and Mike Fatutoa.

Saturday, November 12
In conjunction with Tatau, join us for a day of crafts and performances that celebrate Polynesian culture and the art of tattoos.

The new Museum Store Gift Catalog is here! Start your holiday shopping early and check out the selection of unique cultural gifts, books, and DVDs. Current JANM members get 10% off.

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.

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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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