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Saturday, August 9
FREE ALL DAY!
Join us for Natsumatsuri, our annual summer celebration featuring traditional Japanese and Japanese American performances, crafts, and activities.

Saturday, August 2
FREE!
Featured Perseverance artist Junii will discuss the tattoos in the classic 1967 film Bakuchi-uchi: Ippiki Ryu.

Saturday–Sunday, August 16‐17
Tastings, talks, shows, and ceremonies celebrating worldwide tea culture. Click link for schedule & tickets. Presented by Chado Tea Room.

Friday-Saturday, August 16-17
FREE!
Watch a traditional Japanese tea ceremony demonstration.

Saturday, August 23
Learn about ikebana and how to make beautiful organza fabric flowers to arrange into ikebana designs and other pieces.

What’s in a name? JANM’s Discover Nikkei project invites you to explore the meanings, origins, and the untold stories behind personal Nikkei names. Share the story behind your own name with our global audience!



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Exhibitions


Explore the artistry of traditional Japanese tattoos in this groundbreaking photographic exhibition by Kip Fulbeck and Takahiro Kitamura.

The Dodgers’ history transcends the game of baseball. Come explore the role they’ve played in civil rights, community building, and globalization of the game through the stories of Jackie Robinson, Fernando Valenzuela, Hideo Nomo, Chan Ho Park, Tommy Lasorda, Walter O’Malley, and Peter O’Malley.

Rare Kodachrome photographs taken by Bill Manbo during his incarceration at the Heart Mountain concentration camp shatter preconceptions about this episode of injustice by showing it to us in vivid and beautiful color.

JANM will present a first-of-its-kind exhibition in honor of the 40th anniversary of Hello Kitty.

 
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