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Happy Thanksgiving! We will be closed to the public today in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. We will resume regular hours tomorrow.

Condemning Remarks by Roanoke Mayor and Political Demagoguery Surrounding Plight of Syrian and Iraqi Refugees

Friday, November 27–Sunday, November 29
JANM Members get a 20% discount at the JANM Store and, plus free admission and a 20% store discount at 20 participating Southern California institutions!

Be a part of our Indiegogo campaign for Tatau: The Marks of Polynesia, coming to JANM in Summer 2016. Tatau will explore one of the world’s most distinctive living tattoo traditions, one that has played an important role in the preservation and propagation of Samoan culture.

Click on the icon to visit our campaign page to learn more about the exhibition and make your contribution. LAST DAY: DECEMBER 3

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

Saturday, December 5
Take a stroll through Little Tokyo and sample the many different varieties of sushi available.

Saturday, December 5–Sunday, December 6
Sample fine teas from all over the world, attend stimulating presentations, and meet premier suppliers, all in one place. Click link for schedule and tickets. Presented by Chado Tea Room.

Saturday, December 12
Celebrate the holidays, JANM style! KoAloha Ukulele will lead performances, workshops, crafts, and other holiday-inspired ukulele fun. Plus, take a special holiday photo with Asian American Santa!

In celebration of Discover Nikkei’s 10th anniversary, a new question is being posted each month to encourage its international community to share and connect about themselves and their communities. Read responses from Nikkei and others around the world and share your own comments!

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Giant Robot Biennale 4 continues to celebrate Giant Robot’s influential brand of alternative Asian American pop culture.

The fourth edition of this exhibition series, produced in collaboration with founder Eric Nakamura, examines the evolution of the Giant Robot aesthetic from its humble origins in drawing to its many celebrated manifestations in painting, installation, muralism, and photography.

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 groundbreaking photographic exhibition by Kip Fulbeck and Takahiro Kitamura, exploring the artistry of traditional Japanese tattoos, is currently on display at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond, VA.

The first large-scale Hello Kitty retrospective in the United States is currently on display at the EMP Museum in Seattle, WA.

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