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The Artistry of Kubo: A Magical LAIKA Experience
August 13 - 30, 2016

TEMPORARY DISPLAY IN ARATANI CENTRAL HALL

LAIKA, the award-winning animation studio whose next movie, Kubo and the Two Strings, opens August 19, 2016, is now presenting The Artistry of Kubo: A Magical LAIKA Experience in JANM’s Aratani Central Hall. Visitors get a behind-the-scenes interactive peek at Kubo and the Two Strings through puppets, sets, props, monsters, origami, and costumes from the production. The display will be on view through August 30.

Tattoo by Su‘a Sulu‘ape Peter. Photo by John Agcaoili.

Tatau: Marks of Polynesia
July 30, 2016 - January 8, 2017

Tatau: Marks of Polynesia will present the 2,000-year-old origins and current practices of Samoan tattoo tradition in the land of its inception, with particular emphasis on the influential Sulu‘ape family and their disciples.

Sadako’s Crane
ongoing

SPECIAL DISPLAY

Born in Hiroshima, Japan, Sadako Sasaki was two years old when the atomic bomb was dropped on the city. When she was twelve, she contracted leukemia and was hospitalized. One of her roommates at the hospital told her about the Japanese belief that anyone who folds one thousand cranes would be granted a wish, so Sadako began folding cranes with the hope of recovering from her disease. Sadly, although she folded 1,300 cranes, she died on October 25, 1955.

Common Ground: The Heart of Community
ongoing

Incorporating hundreds of objects, documents and photographs collected by the National Museum, this exhibition chronicles 130 years of Japanese American history, beginning with the early days of the Issei pioneers through the World War II incarceration to the present.

 

 

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