Thursday, October 25 • FREE!
JANM presents the granddaddy of all monster movies, the original Japanese Godzilla (a.k.a. Gojira)! Don’t miss this opportunity to see the rampaging radioactive beast destroy an intricately detailed miniature of Tokyo as it was meant to be seen—on the big screen!
- Kaiju vs Heroes: Mark Nagata's Journey through the World of Japanese Toys. September 15, 2018 - March 24, 2019.
Thursday, October 25 • FREE!
Saturday, October 27
Relive history and learn about present-day Little Tokyo with JANM docents. Upcoming tours: November 24, December 22, December 29
Saturday, November 3
Julian Saporiti and Erin Aoyama perform folk songs inspired by interviews with WWII Japanese American incarceration camp survivors and many other stories of Asian American experience. No-No Boy aims to shine a light on experiences that have remained largely hidden in the American consciousness.
Saturday–Sunday, November 3–4
Instructor Reiko Nakano will teach participants how to make a necklace of hand-made washi beads floating on a silk thread anchored by tiny knots, along with a playful keychain, in this 2-day workshop geared towards beginners.
Saturday, November 10 • FREE ALL DAY!
This full day of crafts, performances, and other activities will be inspired by real-life heroes as well as the fictional characters of Kaiju vs Heroes.
Sunday, November 25
In conjunction with Museum Store Sunday, author Steve Ryfle will be at JANM to sign copies of his book Ishiro Honda: A Life in Film, From Godzilla to Kurosawa. Join us for some kaiju-themed refreshments!
In addition to the book signing, select JANM products and publications will be 25% off on 11/25/18, on-site only.
The Museum Store Gift Catalog is here! Start your holiday shopping early and check out the selection of unique cultural gifts, books, and DVDs. 10% members discount!
Read stories of how Nikkei around the world connect to their cultural roots. Help select the community favorite.
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.
Take a journey through the world of Japanese soft vinyl kaiju (monster) and hero toys, courtesy of toy designer Mark Nagata’s unrivaled collection of vintage figurines.
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.
TRAVELING POP-UP DISPLAY
CONTESTED HISTORIES: Art and Artifacts from the Allen Hendershott Eaton Collection
Art and artifacts from the Allen Hendershott Eaton Collection are traveling to sites across the United States.
Upcoming venues: Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center (November 1–4) and NVC Hall (November 24–25).
Japanese American National Museum