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Thursday, January 26
Join us for a conversation around the topic of speaking out in the galleries of Common Ground: The Heart of Community.

Saturday, January 28
This unique film follows Juana, a Latina working-class single mother, as she discovers a passion for making sushi and struggles against all odds to become a sushi chef. Q&A with filmmakers to follow screening.

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

Saturday, January 28
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. Next session: February 4.

Sunday, January 29
JANM is pleased to be among more than 20 museums in the Southern California area to offer free admission on this day.

Saturday–Sunday, February 4–5
Explore the endless possibilities of mandalas in this two-day contemporary shibori workshop. You’ll use colorful dyes to create eye-catching patterns for pillows, quilts, and other projects.

Saturday, February 18
All members are invited to enjoy a continental breakfast and program to mark the opening of Instructions to All Persons: Reflections on Executive Order 9066. RSVP by February 15.

Saturday, February 18
In commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the signing of Executive Order 9066, join us for an intercultural gathering in support of civil and human rights for everyone.

Check out the JANM Store’s collection of Year of the Rooster gifts. Current JANM members get 10% off.

A new space on JANM’s Discover Nikkei website to share stories through a wide variety of poetic form and subject matter. Launched in December and published monthly, the second column features poetry around the theme of “Roots” by poets Sean Miura and Mari L’Esperance.

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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.

The true stories of those targeted as dangerous enemy aliens and imprisoned in the Tuna Canyon Detention Station, located in the Tujunga neighborhood of Los Angeles, during WWII told through photographs, letters, and diaries that bring the experiences of imprisoned Japanese, German, and Italian immigrants and Japanese Peruvians to life.

Time After Time Capsule is an ongoing art project by kawaii artist Sebastian Masuda which invites the public to contribute cherished personal items to fill 10 translucent sculptures that will travel around the world. Masuda’s Hello Kitty and Domo time capsules are now on display at JANM.

Presented in conjunction with the 75th anniversary of the signing of Executive Order 9066, which paved the way for the World War II incarceration of 120,000 Japanese Americans, this exhibition is designed to engage visitors in critical discussions of the Japanese American incarceration experience and its continuing relevance today.


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