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Saturday, October 21
Take a healthy stroll through Little Tokyo and listen to neighborhood stories while sampling vegetarian fare from kabocha to edamame, capped off by a macrobiotic lunch.

Saturday, October 28
Relive history and learn about present-day Little Tokyo with JANM docents.

Saturday, November 4
Join exhibition curator and JANM Vice President of Operations/Art Director Clement Hanami for an in-depth gallery tour.

Saturday, November 11
FREE! Save the date for a family-friendly day celebrating the diverse mix of cultures that make up Los Angeles, presented in conjunction with Transpacific Borderlands.

Saturday, November 18
Get into the holiday spirit at this trunk show featuring products from acclaimed Japanese textiles company NUNO and noted LA-based jewelry designer Hisano Shepherd.

Saturday, November 18
Inside the WWII camps where Japanese Americans were incarcerated, secret prisons were created for those considered “troublemakers” and “collaborators” by the US government. Claudia Katayanagi’s film looks at these “citizen isolation centers,” now considered precursors to Guantanamo, and examines their legacy. Discussion with the filmmaker to follow.

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.

Read Nikkei food stories from around the world in the Itadakimasu 2! special series on JANM’s If you like the stories, give them a star! The story with the most votes will be featured and translated into the other site languages (English, Japanese, Spanish, Portuguese).

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Transpacific Borderlands will examine the experiences of artists of Japanese ancestry born, raised, or living in either Latin America or predominantly Latin American neighborhoods of Southern California. By looking at the work of Japanese Latin American artists, the exhibition will show how ethnic communities, racial mixing, and the concepts of homeland and cosmopolitanism inform the creativity and aesthetics of this hybrid culture.

Transpacific Borderlands is part of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, a Getty-led initiative exploring Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles, and is made possible through grants from the Getty Foundation. The presenting sponsor of PST: LA/LA is Bank of America.

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 exhibition of photos taken during Susumu “Sus” Ito’s WWII tour of duty as a member of the 442nd RCT’s 522nd Field Artillery Battalion travels to the Fullerton Arboretum in Fullerton, CA.


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