Guide by Cell
Free Audio Tour

Enhance your experience of Gambatte! Legacy of an Enduring Spirit with our FREE Guide by Cell audio tour (no cost except your cell phone minutes). Call at your convenience before, during, or after your visit to hear reflections and stories from individuals photographed by Paul Kitagaki Jr. The Gambatte! audio tour is accessible by phone through April 28, 2019.

It’s easy to use:

  1. Dial 213.455.2924.
  2. Follow the prompts.
  3. Look for the cell phone logo on labels in the exhibition or use the prompt numbers below.
  4. Enter the prompt number followed by the # sign to access information.

Prompt 213: Andrew Nozaka

Prompt 205: Anna Nakada

Prompt 206: Ben Kuroki

Prompt 202: Bill Asano

Prompts 203: Ibuki Hibi Lee

Prompt 207: Jerry Aso

Prompt 208: Junzo Jake Ohara

Prompt 209: Kiyoshi Katsumoto

Prompt 210: Lillian Matsumoto

Prompt 211: Mason Tachibana

Prompt 212: Mits Kojimoto

Prompt 201: Rachel Kuruma

Prompt 200: Walter Sakawye

Prompt 204: Yukiko Llewellyn


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Related Content on Discover Nikkei

JANM’s DiscoverNikkei.org website is a treasure trove of materials and resources on Nikkei (Japanese emigrants and their descendants) life, history, culture, and community around the world. It is a community-based project that partners with organizations and individuals throughout the Americas to share Nikkei-related community and personal stories, events, and more in four languages—English, Japanese, Spanish, and Portuguese.

Faces of Civil Rights, Then and Now: Paul Kitagaki Jr.’s Gambatte! Project
By Darryl Mori (2019)
Interview with photographer Paul Kitagaki Jr. about his project.


Learn more about photographers who documented the Japanese American World War II experience:

  • ESSAY: Documenting Manzanar
    By Nancy Matsumoto (2011)
    An 18-part essay about the documentation of life at the Manzanar concentration camp, particularly photography by Ansel Adams, Dorothea Lange, and Toyo Miyatake.
  • INTERVIEW: Hikaru “Carl” Iwasaki (1923–2016)
    Iwasaki was sent with his family to the Santa Anita Assembly Center and then to the Heart Mountain, Wyoming, concentration camp. He eventually became a War Relocation Authority photographer who traveled freely around the country, assigned to document hundreds of Japanese Americans who had left camp and begun resettlement in various regions of the U.S. After the War, Carl began a long career as a photographer for Life, Time, Sports Illustrated, People, and many other national publications.
  • ARTICLE: Photographer Russell Lee
    By Morgen Young (2014)
    Young was the curator for the traveling exhibition Uprooted: Japanese American Farm Labor Camps During World War II which was on display at JANM in 2016–2017. The exhibition featured photographs by Farm Security Administration (FSA) photographer Russell Lee taken at four Japanese American farm labor camps located near the towns of Nyssa, Oregon; and Rupert, Shelley, and Twin Falls, Idaho.
  • ALBUM: Jack Muro Amache Photo Album
    Jack Muro was incarcerated at the Amache concentration camp in Colorado during World War II. While there, he built an darkroom under his barrack and surreptitiously took photos that documented camp life. In 2012, Muro donated his collection of photographic prints and negatives to JANM. View a selection of his photos in this album.

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