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May 6, 2010
'TEXTURED LIVES' EXHIBIT TO EXTEND RUN THROUGH AUGUST 22: More Examples of Issei Clothing from Barbara Kawakami Collection to be Rotated into Displays

The Japanese American National Museum announced that its new exhibition, Textured Lives: Japanese Immigrant Clothing from the Plantations of Hawai`i, will extend its exhibition run through August 22 rather than closing at the end of May. The exhibition opened on February 27.

The exhibition is composed entirely of artifacts from the Barbara Kawakami Collection. Kawakami, who was raised on an ...
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February 25, 2010
JAPANESE AMERICAN NATIONAL MUSEUM TO UNVEIL 'TEXTURED LIVES' EXHIBITION ON FEB. 27: New Exhibit Showcases Material from Barbara Kawakami Collection on Issei Clothing

The Japanese American National Museum will premiere its latest exhibition, Textured Lives: Japanese Immigrant Clothing from the Plantations of Hawai`i, representing the beautiful and historically important textiles and clothing collected and documented by scholar and author Barbara Kawakami, on Saturday, February 27, and running through May 30, 2010.

This exhibition is part of the National Museum’s 25th Anniversary celebration, marking ...
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Japanese American National Museum Spotlights Clothing
Los Angeles Story Blogspot, March 15, 2010

On Saturday, CC and I drove downtown (or "down-a-town," as she calls it) to visit the Japanese American National Museum, which was offering free admission courtesy of Target's Free Family Days.

In addition to complimentary access to museum exhibits such as "Textured Lives: Japanese Immigrant Clothing from the Plantations of Hawai'i," there were all sorts of clothing-related activities for the kiddos, including sock-puppet making, . . . .