June 14, 2018
Saturday–Sunday, June 23–24
Join Glennis Dolce for this exploration of the Japanese tradition of silkworm rearing. Watch a sericulture video presentation and then learn to process silk cocoons into usable fiber, thread, and jewelry applications. Some silk dyeing will be done using the cocoons.
Saturday, June 23
Life after Manzanar sheds light on the “Resettlement”—the postwar period when Japanese Americans were finally released from WWII camps. Naomi Hirahara and Heather C. Lindquist will discuss their book and facilitate a discussion regarding different responses to the “resettlement.”
Saturday, June 30
FREE! This symposium brings together various stakeholders to tell the stories of Occupation era war brides and their children. By focusing on the memories, realities, and legacies of this community, this groundbreaking gathering will create opportunities for listening, discussing, healing, and empowering attendees.
Saturday, July 7
Based on the true story of Richard and Mildred Loving, a couple whose 1958 arrest for interracial marriage began a legal battle that would end with the Supreme Court’s historic decision that invalidated state anti-miscegenation laws. Panel discussion to follow screening, moderated by hapa.me creator Kip Fulbeck and with panelists Ken Tanabe and Catherine Leung of Loving Day.
This new online resource to teach about the Japanese American experience during WWII utilizes artifacts donated to JANM by the Gihachi Yamashita family. It includes an Issei’s reflections while separated from his family, and correspondence between him and his wife and daughters as they reached out to each other through months and years of fear and anxiety.
In hapa.me, artist Kip Fulbeck pairs photographs and statements from his groundbreaking 2006 exhibition, kip fulbeck: part asian, 100% hapa, with contemporary portraits of the same individuals and newly written statements, showing not only their physical changes in the ensuing years, but also changes in their perspectives and outlooks on the world.
This exhibition of photographs by Jim Lommasson captures cherished personal objects brought to the United States by Iraqi and Syrian refugees who successfully resettled here. Bearing handwritten notes by their owners that explain what the objects mean to them, these moving, intimate images are a testimony to the common threads that bind all of humanity: love for family, friendship, and the places people call home.
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.
Japanese American National Museum