Events

Programs are free for museum members and included with admission for visitors, unless otherwise noted.

To see a complete listing of the JANM’s programs, visit janm.org/events.

 

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Under a Mushroom Cloud Film Festival

In conjunction with Under a Mushroom Cloud: Hiroshima, Nagasaki, and the Atomic Bomb, JANM is hosting a day-long Under a Mushroom Cloud Film Festival.

JANM will screen four world acclaimed films related to the atomic bombs. These films tell the story of people who were under the two mushroom clouds. JANM encourages the public to see the films and share these stories of resilience, love, and hopes for peace.

  • 10:30 a.m.—Nagasaki: Memories of My Son (130 min, 2015, directed by Yoji Yamada)

  • 1 p.m.—In This Corner of the World (129 min, 2016, directed by Sunao Katabuchi)

  • 3:20 p.m.—The Face of Jizo (99 min, 2004, directed by Kazuo Kuroki)

  • 5 p.m.—Paper Lanterns (60 min, 2016, directed by Max Esposito and Barry Frechette);
    Q&A to follow with filmmakers

Included with museum admission. Please check back for more information and tickets.

This festival is co-presented with the Japan Foundation, Los Angeles.

Past Events

Friday, November 8, 2019
7:00 PM—9:00 PM

Upper Level Members’ and VIP Reception: Under a Mushroom Cloud

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Members at the Director’s Circle level and above are invited to preview Under a Mushroom Cloud: Hiroshima, Nagasaki, and the Atomic Bomb before it opens to the public.

Program with a light reception to follow. Invitations were mailed in early October.

In the Aratani Central Hall

Saturday, November 9, 2019
2:00 PM—4:00 PM

Passing the Legacy: Hiroshima and Nagasaki

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In conjunction with the opening of Under the Mushroom Cloud: Hiroshima, Nagasaki and the Atomic Bomb, join us for a special presentation by Takuo Takigawa, Director of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and testimonies followed by Q&A with Howard Kakita and Junji Sarashina, Japanese Americans who were in Hiroshima when the atomic bomb was dropped. The program will be moderated by JANM Vice President of Operations/Art Director Clement Hanami, whose mother was also an atomic bomb survivor.

The premier of Seeds, a 20-minute documentary by director Miyuki Iwasaki about the late Kazuye Suyeishi, a Japanese American atomic bomb survivor and activist, will also be included in the program. A shorter version of the film will be shown as part of the Under a Mushroom Cloud exhibition.

Included with museum admission. RSVPs are recommended using the link below.

In the Tateuchi Democracy Forum

 


Every August 6th in Hiroshima, paper lanterns decorated with prayers for peace are set afloat on the Motoyasu River to mourn the victims of the atomic bombing. Courtesy of Hiroshima Prefecture.

 

 


Every August 6th in Hiroshima, paper lanterns decorated with prayers for peace are set afloat on the Motoyasu River to mourn the victims of the atomic bombing. Courtesy of Hiroshima Prefecture.

 

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