Guide by Cell
Free Audio Tour

Enhance your experience of Transpacific Borderlands: The Art of Japanese Diaspora in Lima, Los Angeles, Mexico City, and São Paulo 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 commentary by artists and curators. The Transpacific Borderlands audio tour is accessible by phone through February 25, 2018.

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 211: Kiyoto Ota (recorded in Japanese)

Prompt 212: Curator Michiko Okano speaking about the work of Erica Kaminishi (recorded in Portuguese)

Prompt 213: Curator Michiko Okano speaking about the work of Madalena Hashimoto (recorded in Portuguese)

Prompt 214: Curator Michiko Okano speaking about the work of Oscar Oiwa (recorded in Portuguese)

Prompt 215: Michiko Okano, curator of the São Paulo-based artists (recorded in Portuguese)

Prompt 216: Kris Kuramitsu, curator of the Los Angeles-based artists, speaking about Kenzi Shiokava, Ichiro Irie, and Shizu Saldamando (recorded in English)


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Artist Profile Videos

In this series of short videos, artists featured in the exhibition discuss their work, their backgrounds, and their identities as Nikkei in Latin America and Southern California. View the videos online on Discover Nikkei. Click on the links below to view the videos with translated transcripts for each profile.

English | Español | 日本語 | Português


Opening Day Artists Panel

On September 17, 2017, JANM presented a panel discussion with artists and curators.

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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.


Learn more about the Nikkei diaspora:

    Brief Historical Overview of Japanese Emigration, 1868–1998
    By Eiichiro Azuma (1999)
    [EN] [ES] [JA] [PT]
    In Brazil. 109 years.
    By Célia Sakurai (2017)
    [ES] [EN] [JA] [PT]
    Japoneses la comunidad en busca de un nuevo sol naciente—Parte 1–10
    By Sergio Hernández Galindo (2010–2011)
  • PERU
    Transformation of the Nikkei Community in Peru—Part 1–2
    By Luis Hirata Mishima (2009)
    [ES] [EN]

Additional related stories:

    Erica Kaminishi: Presenting a Brazilian Nikkei Identity through Art
    By Patricia Wakida (2018)
    [EN] [PT]
    Transpacific Borderlands: Japanese Brazilian Artists
    By Michiko Okano (2018)
    [PT] [EN]
    Transpacific Borderlands: Behind the Scenes with Artist Shinpei Takeda
    By Darryl Mori (2018)
    [EN] [ES] [JA] [PT]
    José Taro Zorrilla Takeda: A Nikkei Architect on a Quest to Build Social Landscapes
    By Sergio Hernández Galindo (2017)
    [ES] [EN] [JA] [PT]
    Sandra Nakamura: Her Space, Her Language
    By Javier García Wong-Kit (2017)
    [ES] [EN] [JA] [PT]
    Eduardo Tokeshi: A Portrait of Curiosity
    By Javier García Wong-Kit (2016)
    [ES] [EN]
    Living in a Space in Between
    By Michiko Okano (2009)
    [PT] [EN]

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