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Saturday, May 30
Learn about the role Japanese produce farmers played in the early days of Little Tokyo while sampling vegetables such as kabocha (winter squash), konnyaku (yam cake), and edamame (soybeans) from neighborhood shops.

Saturday, June 6
Culinary historian Richard Foss explores how the successive waves of immigration to our city have generated an explosion of fusion cuisine, creating a multicultural LA food history.

Saturday, June 13
FREE
In conjunction with the Mixed Remixed Festival, JANM’s day of family fun will celebrate everything that’s special about YOU!

Saturday, June 13
FREE
An exciting film, book, and media festival dedicated to celebrating and raising awareness of the mixed-heritage experience. Activities include panels, workshops, readings, and film screenings as well as live music, comedy, and spoken word.

Saturday, June 20
Through interviews that encompass a range of experiences and attitudes, this documentary takes an inside look at the experiences of Nisei stranded in Japan during WWII after the bombing of Pearl Harbor.

Tickets for our Hello Kitty exhibition on Wednesdays and Thursdays in May are now 30% off!

Share your favorite Nikkei family stories on JANM’s Discover Nikkei site—legends and contemporary tales, ways in which your family has influenced who you are, and stories that allow us to understand your perspectives on what family is…and can be. Submission deadline: September 30.

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

Paintings by Laura Kina and photographs by Emily Hanako Momohara explore the artists’ mixed-heritage roots in Okinawa and Hawai‘i, employing unique strategies that blend fiction and reality to question the stability of memory and identity.

Susumu “Sus” Ito’s WWII photographs were taken while on a tour of duty through Europe as a member of the 442nd RCT. While Ito participated in such dramatic events as the rescue of the Lost Battalion, these rare and breathtaking images capture in humble detail the daily lives of a group of young Japanese American soldiers.

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