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Series: Tateuchi Public Program Series

The Tateuchi Public Program Series, organized in partnership between the Atsuhiko and Ina Goodwin Tateuchi Foundation and the Japanese American National Museum, develops presentations that explore the connections between Japan and the United States in the context of politics, art, music, and culture. The program series is created annually with the objective of enhancing understanding between the two countries.

All programs are free for JANM members and free with admission for non-members, unless otherwise noted. Events are subject to change.

Reservations are recommended for most programs; you may use the links below. You may also RSVP by emailing or calling 213.625.0414 at least 48 hours in advance. Please indicate the name, date, and time of the program, as well as your name and the number of people in your party. (RSVPs are not accepted for Family Festivals). For all ticketed events (classes, workshops, food tours, etc.), pre-payment is required to hold your space. Cancellations must be made 48 hours in advance or no refund will be issued.


Saturday, August 6, 2016
1:00 PM

Sadako and Her Origami Cranes


On the anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, Above the Fold curator Meher McArthur will talk about Sadako Sasaki, who was only 2 years old when the bomb struck, and her attempt to fold 1,000 paper cranes before her death in 1955 from radiation-induced leukemia.

Limited to 30 participants. Free with museum admission. RSVPs are strongly recommended using the link below.

In conjunction with the exhibition Above the Fold: New Expressions in Origami

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