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From Bento to Mixed Plate: Americans of Japanese Ancestry in Multicultural Hawai'i

March 14, 1998 - January 3, 1999

This exhibition traces the evolution of Japanese American identity in multicultural Hawai‘i as seen through the eyes of the first generation to the present.

Americans of Japanese ancestry (AJAs) share their story through the use of personal artifacts, family photographs, and first-person accounts. Told from an AJA perspective the uniqueness of the Island culture is evident and is truly a story involving all of Hawai‘i’s people.

This exhibit is funded in part by The Rockefeller Foundation and The Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership.

Past Events

Friday, December 12, 2003

Pre-opening reception and tour of From Bento to Mixed Plate

National Museum members are invited to attend a pre-opening reception and tour of From Bento to Mixed Plate: Americans of Japanese American Ancestry in Multicultural Hawai'i at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center in Kahului, Maui. For more information, please contact Rene Tomita in the National Museum's Honolulu office at 808.946.5417 or via email at rtomia@janm.org.

Saturday, January 25, 2003
2:00 PM

Members' Reception and International Nikkei Research Project Book Signing in Hon

Join the National Museum's Hawai'i Advisory Council for a 10th Anniversary Members' Reception in Honolulu, Hawai'i. The reception will also feature an update on the international travel and "homecoming" of the exhibition From Bento to Mixed Plate: Americans of Japanese Ancestry in Multicultural Hawai'i, plans for Bento reunion activities on Maui in February 2004 when the exhibition ends its run at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center, and a book signing of reference publications developed through the International Nikkei Research Project by Dr. Akemi Kikumura-Yano, the National Museum's vice president of programs.

For more information on the Hawai'i program, please contact Rene Tomita at 808.946.5417 or Florence Ochi at 213.830.5652.

Sunday, November 24, 2002

Closing of the exhibition From Bento to Mixed Plate: Americans of Japanese Ancestry in Multicultural Hawai'i

Closing of the exhibition From Bento to Mixed Plate: Americans of Japanese Ancestry in Multicultural Hawai'i

Saturday, October 12, 2002

Opening of the exhibition, From Bento Mixed Plate: Americans of Japanese Ancestry in Multicultural Hawai'i

at the Niigata Prefectural Museum of History in Nagaoka, Japan

Sunday, June 23, 2002

Closing of the exhibition, From Bento to Mixed Plate: Americans of Japanese Ancestry in Multicultural Hawai'i

Closing of the exhibition, From Bento to Mixed Plate: Americans of Japanese Ancestry in Multicultural Hawai'i

Friday, May 24, 2002

Opening of the exhibition, From Bento to Mixed Plate: Americans of Japanese Ancestry in Multicultural Hawai'i

Opening of the exhibition, From Bento to Mixed Plate: Americans of Japanese Ancestry in Multicultural Hawai'i

Tuesday, August 28, 2001

Closing of the traveling exhibition From Bento to Mixed Plate: Americans of Japanese Ancestry in Multicultural Hawai'i at the National Museum of Ethnology

Thursday, April 19, 2001

Opening of the exhibition From Bento to Mixed Plate: Americans of Japanese Ancestry in Multicultural Hawai'i at the National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka, Japan

Opening of the exhibition From Bento to Mixed Plate: Americans of Japanese Ancestry in Multicultural Hawai'i at the National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka, Japan

Saturday, March 14, 1998

Exhibition Opening: From Bento to Mixed Plate

Opening of the exhibition From Bento to Mixed Plate: Americans of Japanese Ancestry in Multicultural Hawaii in the Museum’s Theatre Gallery.

Saturday, March 14, 1998
11:00 AM—4:00 PM

Aloha Weekend Activities

Saturday–Sunday, March 14–15
11 a.m.–4 p.m.

Experience a little bit of the Aloha spirit as we celebrate the opening of our latest exhibition. Join us as we explore the evolution of Japanese American identity in multicultural Hawai'i through performance, dance, and art. Fun for the entire family.

This program is made possible in part by a grant from the City of Los Angeles, Cultural Affairs Department.

Friday, March 13, 1998

From Bento to Mixed Plate Upper Level Members Reception

Upper level Members reception for the exhibition From Bento to Mixed Plate: Americans of Japanese Ancestry in Multicultural Hawai‘i. By invitation only.

Saturday, October 25, 1997

Exhibition Opening: From Bento to Mixed Plate at the Bishop Museum in Honolulu, HI

Opening of exhibition From Bento to Mixed Plate: Americans of Japanese Ancestry in Hawai‘i at the Bishop Museum, Honolulu, Hawai‘i.

Friday, October 24, 1997

From Bento to Mixed Plate Upper Level Members Reception

Upper level Members reception at the Bishop Museum, Honolulu, Hawai‘i. By invitation only. This exhibition runs from October 25, 1997 through January 5, 1998.

 

 

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