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Saturday, September 10
Artists featured in Tatau: Marks of Polynesia will discuss their work. Moderated by curator Takahiro “Ryudaibori” Kitamura. Catalog signing to follow.

Saturday, September 10
Identify your ancestral Japanese hometowns, uncover the meanings behind family crests and surnames, and more in this popular genealogy workshop.

Saturday, September 10
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. Please note new time!

Saturday, September 17
Sample refreshing iced teas and enjoy educational seminars and live entertainment at this unique festival.

Saturday, September 24
FREE!
Takashi Hoshizaki, Toshi Ito, Willie Ito, Sam Mihara, and Shig Yabu, who are all in their 80s and 90s, will share significant memories of their lives, with a focus on the WWII camp experience.

Tuesday, September 27
FREE
Join us for a special screening of I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead, a new documentary on the life of influential DJ, music producer, and record label founder Steve Aoki. Screening will be followed by a Q&A with Aoki, moderated by musician and producer Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park. Space is limited!

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


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.

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.

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.

 



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