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Saturday, October 20, 2018
11:00 AM—4:00 PM

Mark Nagata Kaiju Painting and Signing


11 a.m.–12 p.m.: Signing

1 p.m.–4 p.m.: Kaiju Painting

In conjunction with the Kaiju vs Heroes exhibition, artist Mark Nagata will be coming to JANM to continue painting an Eyezon kaiju sculpture made by Toy Art Gallery. He will also sign books and other items.

On that same day, the JANM Store will release three new limited edition Nagata designed toys! A Captain Maxx, a glow-in-the-dark Tripus hand-painted by Nagata, and a one-of-a-kind, hand-painted Tripus variant. These will only be available on-site on a first come, first served basis. (No discounts are available on these items.)

Sunday, October 7, 2018
10:00 AM—4:00 PM

10th Annual Kokoro Craft Boutique



Vendors will be on hand with unique jewelry, kimono fabric fashions, cultural t-shirts, handbags, ceramics, origami, bronze and glass art, Giant Robot products, and more! Taiko performance by Yuujou Daiko at 1 p.m.

Admission to the boutique is free. A $20 purchase gets you free museum admission (10/7/18 only) and a 10% discount at local participating Little Tokyo eateries during the month of October (some restrictions apply). Early entry to the boutique for JANM members at 9:45 a.m.

Proceeds benefit JANM’s education programs. For more information, email or call 213.625.0414, ext. 1883.

Brought to you by Friends of the Museum.

3-D Crafts & Shadowboxes • A Touch of Glass • Ahiozawa Pottery • Alyson Iwamoto Ceramics • Alpha Omega • Emily Anderson • Bizu • Boy Cherie Jewelry • Color Conscious • Clarine Commins Fiber Art • Creative Handcrafted Gifts • Shigeko Da Silva • Daliano Designs • Datojos • Department of Yarn • E. Martinez Photography • Eileen Ekinaka • Fat Rabbit Farm • Feb 5 Designs • Flat Cat Media • Sharon Uyeda Fong • Fugetsu-Do • Giant Robot • Tracie Gilman • Graphic Inks • Happy Shirts / Omiyage • Helena’s Asian Designs • Homie Wear • HSK Creations • It’s Sew Ann • Kaz Ota Clayworks • KHA KIDS • Kelley’s Kookies • Kotas Kreations • Madame Sakura Crafts • Maithai Creations • Mi So Happi • More Than Flour • Reiko Niwa-Berg • Suzye Ogawa • Papermum Press • Parasol Paperworks • Pomegranate Designs • Pontigo • Pretty in Gingham • Riley & Co. • Roxanne Kakiuchi Antiques • Sakata Designs Los Angeles • SewKimono • Splat Workshop • Studio Engravers • Sweettoof Studios • Christine Takahashi • Touch of Nature

Sunday, September 2, 2018
1:00 PM—3:00 PM

A Celebration of Life: Aiko Herzig Yoshinaga


Join family and friends as they gather to celebrate the life of Aiko Herzig Yoshinaga: warrior, activist, researcher, friend, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother.

Details and RSVP on Facebook.

Friday, August 10, 2018

Special Activity: Pledge Your Commitment to Equal Justice!


Friday–Sunday, August 10–12

Admission on Friday, August 10: Pay What You Wish

On the 30th anniversary weekend of the Civil Liberties Act of 1988, publicly proclaim your commitment to democracy and equal justice by adding your name to our Commitment Banner!

All JANM visitors may do so during regular museum hours, and guests are encouraged to take and share photos with the banner.

Saturday, May 12, 2018
11:00 AM—4:00 PM

Citron Trunk Show



Citron Clothing creates elegant, timeless apparel for all body types using the finest fabrics, artisanal techniques from around the world, and vintage motifs sourced from Asia and Europe. On the day before Mother’s Day, bring Mom in to peruse these wearable works of art!

Member’s discount does not apply to Citron products.

In the Nancy K. Araki Community Education Center

Saturday, April 21, 2018

2018 Gala Dinner and Silent Auction


Service to Democracy

   Senator Mazie K. Hirono
   Aiko Herzig Yoshinaga

Join us for the 2018 Gala Dinner and Silent Auction at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel and Suites, Los Angeles on Saturday, April 21.

Democracy thrives only when individuals take it upon themselves to fight for it. Our 2018 Gala Dinner will celebrate individuals who have gone above and beyond what most average citizens do to ensure that the United States lives up to its promise. Judith Hill, along with parents Michiko and Pee Wee Hill, will be the Gala’s featured performers.

Win a 2018 Lexus NX 300h
The Lexus Opportunity Drawing sponsored by Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc., features a chance to win a 2018 Lexus NX 300h. Download the flyer for more details.

Visit for more information and to purchase tickets.




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