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Saturday, September 23
FREE admission to JANM all day!
JANM is once again participating in the annual Museum Day Live! event.

Saturday, September 30
Watch four short narrative films about the WWII incarceration of Japanese Americans. Each film tells a personal story that dramatizes a different aspect of this history. Discussion with the filmmakers to follow.

Saturday, September 30
Identify your ancestral Japanese hometowns, uncover the meanings behind family crests and surnames, and more in this popular genealogy workshop.

Saturday, September 30
Relive history and learn about present-day Little Tokyo with JANM docents.

Sunday, October 1
More than 50 vendors will be on hand with unique jewelry, kimono fabric fashions, handbags, ceramics, origami, bronze and glass art, dog fashions, Giant Robot products, and more!

The Hirasaki National Resource Center will be closed from September 27–October 15.

Saturday, October 14
Join us for an exciting outdoor concert with performers from Latin America, Japan, and Los Angeles, held in conjunction with Transpacific Borderlands. Featured Acts: Quetzal, El Haru Kuroi, and members of Conjunto J. Plus: Maceo Hernandez, Tex Nakamura, Luis J. Rodriguez, and Ruben Funkahuatl Guevara. DJ sets by Gomez Comes Alive and Shin Miyata. Tickets on sale now!

The new Museum Store Gift Catalog is here! Start your holiday shopping early and check out the selection of unique cultural gifts, books, and DVDs. Current JANM members get 10% off.

JANM’s Discover Nikkei project is now accepting Nikkei food-related story submissions for its Itadakimasu 2! Another Taste of Nikkei Culture special series. Deadline: September 30. Click icon for details.

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Transpacific Borderlands will examine 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 will show 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.

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 Fullerton Arboretum in Fullerton, CA.


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