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Saturday, December 16
Learn about the history of washi and how to apply it onto a variety of plumbing hardware like washers to create jewelry.

Saturday, December 23
Relive history and learn about present-day Little Tokyo with JANM docents. Upcoming tour: December 30.

Sunday, January 7
Ring in the new year and celebrate the Year of the Dog with fun arts and crafts, food, exciting cultural activities, and performances!

Saturday, January 20
This new film by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Steven Okazaki explores the accidental movie career of iconic actor Toshiro Mifune, one of the true giants of world cinema.

JANM will close early at 2 p.m. on Sunday, December 24 and will be closed all day on Monday, December 25 in observance of the Christmas holiday. We will also close early at 2 p.m. on Sunday, December 31 and will be closed all day on Monday, January 1 in observance of the New Year holiday.

Please consider making an end-of-year gift to the museum. Donations in any amount are appreciated and help support all museum activities and initiatives. Please note that JANM’s Development Office will close for the New Year holiday at 5 p.m. PST on Friday, December 29. Click on the link for more information regarding 2017 end-of-year gifts.

Check out the Museum Store Gift Catalog or browse through for more unique cultural gifts, books, and DVDs. JANM members get 10% off!

Check out our newest online resource for learning about America’s Concentration Camps. Photographs, letters, artwork, oral histories, and moving images from JANM’s permanent collection have been digitized and organized by themes to help students and educators across the nation learn about the incarceration of people of Japanese ancestry during WWII.

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Transpacific Borderlands examines the experiences of artists of Japanese ancestry born, raised, or living in either Latin America or predominantly Latin American neighborhoods of Southern California. By looking at the work of Japanese Latin American artists, the exhibition shows how ethnic communities, racial mixing, and the concepts of homeland and cosmopolitanism inform the creativity and aesthetics of this hybrid culture.

Transpacific Borderlands is part of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, a Getty-led initiative exploring Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles, and is made possible through grants from the Getty Foundation. The presenting sponsor of PST: LA/LA is Bank of America.

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.


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