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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.

Saturday, February 23
Relive history and learn about present-day Little Tokyo with JANM docents.

Sunday, February 24
Take a healthy stroll through Little Tokyo and listen to neighborhood stories while learning about Japanese vegetables from daikon to gobo to maitake, capped off by lunch at a Japanese vegan/macrobiotic restaurant.

Friday, March 1
JANM, Giant Robot, and CHOPSO are proud to present the restored Director’s Cut of Sunsets, the 1997 Asian American New Wave indie classic and the first feature by the cousins team of Michael Aki and Eric Nakamura.

Sunday, March 17
Mending and creatively reuse the fabrics of our lives using sashiko stitching to make a cloth that can be used as a scarf, a wall hanging, or used for making some other useful item of your choice in this one-day workshop.

Saturday, April 13
JANM’s 2019 Gala Dinner will pay tribute to its charter members. Our vision and commitment have remained unwavering since our founding, and each new generation inspires us to further demonstrate our ongoing relevance in today’s world.

Click on the link to learn more about the Gala and how you can win a 2019 Lexus RX 350L in the Lexus Opportunity Drawing!

Get ready to celebrate Girl’s Day on March 3 with special gifts from the JANM Store! Standard shipping order deadline: 2/21. 10% discount for JANM members!

This series explores Nisei playwright Wakako Yamauchi’s fascinating life—as a child of Japanese immigrants, a witness to an infamous episode in history, and as a complex and insightful author and human being.

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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.

This exhibition of photos taken during Susumu “Sus” Ito’s WWII tour of duty as a member of the 442nd RCT’s 522nd Field Artillery Battalion travels to the California Museum in Sacramento, CA.

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

Upcoming venue: Nihon Matsuri (Salt Lake City, April 27).


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