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Saturday, January 26
Relive history and learn about present-day Little Tokyo with JANM docents. Upcoming tour: February 23.

Saturday, February 2 • FREE
Join us for the Los Angeles launch of the book with editors Frank Abe and Greg Robinson.

Saturday, February 2
FREE ADMISSION ALL DAY
JANM joins with more than 30 other regional museums in offering free admission on this day. Click link for tickets.

Saturday, February 9
Gambatte! Legacy of an Enduring Spirit photographer Paul Kitagaki Jr. joins in conversation with subjects of his work to discuss his creative process, stories about the images, and the effects this project has had on those both behind and in front of the camera.

Saturday–Sunday, February 9–10
Come explore the new possibilities of Japanese washi paper with two new projects—a washi/commercial beaded necklace and a washi wrapped bracelet.

Saturday, February 16
PAY WHAT YOU WISH
Tickets available now for the annual community commemoration of the signing of Executive Order 9066, which led to the forced removal and mass incarceration of 120,000 Japanese Americans.

Saturday, February 23 • FREE
Using newly translated sources and extensive interviews with survivors of the camps and veterans of WWII, American Sutra reveals how the Japanese American community broadened our country’s conception of religious freedom and forged a new American Buddhism.

In the award-winning author’s latest murder mystery serial exclusively on Discover Nikkei, Maki Mitchell is a divorced female sushi chef in the Silicon Valley. A seemingly random encounter with a customer leads her down dark paths involving high-tech hijinks and international espionage.



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Exhibitions


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.

Gambatte! features contemporary photos taken by Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Paul Kitagaki Jr. of Japanese Americans who were forcibly removed and incarcerated during WWII displayed next to images shot 75 years ago by such noted photographers as Dorothea Lange, Ansel Adams, and others; each pairing features the same individuals or their direct descendants as the subject matter.

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.

Art and artifacts from the Allen Hendershott Eaton Collection are traveling to sites across the United States.

Upcoming venues: History Colorado (Denver, February 15–17) and Nihon Matsuri (Salt Lake City, April 27).

 



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