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JANM will be closing at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, December 14. Last admission will be at 1:30 p.m. We apologize for any inconvenience. We will resume our regular hours on Thursday, December 15.

Saturday, December 10
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: January 14.

Saturday, December 10
In conjunction with the opening day, all JANM members are invited to a moderated panel discussion. Speakers will include Dr. Lloyd Hitt, local Tujunga historian; Dr. Sigrid Toye, daughter of a German detainee taken on the night that bombs fell on Pearl Harbor; and Grace Shimizu, who will talk about the Japanese Latin Americans who were imprisoned at Tuna Canyon.

Saturday, December 17
Take a stroll through Little Tokyo and sample the many varieties of sushi, from makizushi to chirashi zushi. In between stops, listen to sushi masters tell stories that evoke the 130-year history of the neighborhood.

Saturday, December 17
Uprooted curator Morgen Young will moderate a panel discussion with Nisei who will provide firsthand accounts of living and working in the farm labor camps. Young will also provide insights into the creation of the farm labor program, the national need for sugar beet labor, and FSA photographer Russell Lee.

Saturday, December 17
Relive history and learn about present-day Little Tokyo with JANM docents.

Sunday, January 8
Ring in the Year of the Rooster with food, crafts, cultural activities, and performances!

Check out the JANM Store’s 2016 gift catalog for unique cultural gifts, books, and DVDs this holiday season. Current JANM members get 10% off.

JANM has uploaded pre-conservation photography and scans of the Allen Hendershott Eaton Collection, which it acquired last year, on Flickr. The public is invited to view images of artifacts from the collection. Those with information about the origins of specific items are encouraged to share details.

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A selection of rarely seen photographs of WWII Japanese American farm labor camps in Oregon and Idaho, taken by Farm Security Administration photographer Russell Lee.

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.

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 Hello Kitty sculptures that will travel around the world.

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 rare photographs, letters, and diaries that bring the experiences of imprisoned Japanese, German, and Italian immigrants and Japanese Peruvians to life.


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