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Saturday, October 20
In conjunction with the Kaiju vs Heroes exhibition, artist Mark Nagata will be returning to JANM to paint a kaiju sculpture. He will also sign books and other items. On that same day, the JANM Store will release three new limited edition Nagata designed toys.

Saturday, October 20
This documentary features personal stories about Japanese American WWII incarceration in Hawai‘i. Executive Producer Carole Hayashino will be on hand to talk about the making of the film and its historical relevance today.

Saturday, October 20
JANM members are invited to bring a brown bag lunch and join Collections staff as they showcase a selection of artifacts focused on those who have served in the Armed Forces. Learn more about veteran artifacts—including personal letters, uniforms, and service awards—and the stories they tell.

Thursday, October 25 • FREE!
JANM presents the granddaddy of all monster movies, the original Japanese Godzilla (a.k.a. Gojira)! Don’t miss this opportunity to see the rampaging radioactive beast destroy an intricately detailed miniature of Tokyo as it was meant to be seen—on the big screen!

Saturday, October 27
Relive history and learn about present-day Little Tokyo with JANM docents. Upcoming tours: November 24, December 22, December 29

Saturday, November 3
Julian Saporiti and Erin Aoyama perform folk songs inspired by interviews with WWII Japanese American incarceration camp survivors and many other stories of Asian American experience. No-No Boy aims to shine a light on experiences that have remained largely hidden in the American consciousness.

Saturday, November 10 • FREE ALL DAY!
This full day of crafts, performances, and other activities will be inspired by real-life heroes as well as the fictional characters of Kaiju vs Heroes.

Read stories of how Nikkei around the world connect to their cultural roots. Help select the community favorite.

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In, artist Kip Fulbeck pairs photographs and statements from his groundbreaking 2006 exhibition, kip fulbeck: part asian, 100% hapa, with contemporary portraits of the same individuals and newly written statements, showing not only their physical changes in the ensuing years, but also changes in their perspectives and outlooks on the world.

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.

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.

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

Upcoming venues: Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center (November 1–4) and NVC Hall (November 24–25).


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