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Saturday, July 30
Join us for the opening day of Tatau, featuring live tattoo demonstrations, artist lectures, and catalog signings.

Saturday, July 30
Relive history and learn about present-day Little Tokyo with JANM docents.

Saturday, July 30
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. Additional sessions in August.

Sunday, July 31
JANM presents a cultural and culinary walking tour of Little Tokyo in conjunction with Delicious Little Tokyo.

Statement by JANM Board Chair Norman Mineta on the passing of US Congressman Mark Takai.

Saturday, August 6
On the anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, Above the Fold curator Meher McArthur will speak about Sadako Sasaki, who was only 2 years old when the bomb struck, and how her actions influenced the spread of origami practice.

Saturday, August 13
FREE ALL DAY
Join us for our annual summer celebration featuring Japanese and Japanese American performances, crafts, and activities.

Thursday, August 18
FREE
Join us for an evening of electronic and hip hop music with Asian and Pacific Islander American performers. Featuring Dumbfoundead, Year of the Ox, Meishi Smile, and oh my muu.

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.



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Exhibitions


With this inventive exhibition, the traditional Japanese art of origami is transformed from a childhood pastime into a sophisticated international art form. Nine contemporary artists, working in six different countries and ranging in age from 29 to 71, present a bold and innovative group of folded-paper works that include sculpture, large-scale installation, and conceptual pieces.

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.

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.

This groundbreaking photographic exhibition by Kip Fulbeck and Takahiro Kitamura, exploring the artistry of traditional Japanese tattoos, travels to the Middlebury College Museum of Art in Middlebury, VT.

 



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