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From Bento To Mixed Plate - March Public Programs

Los Angeles

There are several exciting events happening at the Japanese American National Museum this March. Located at 369 East First Street in the Little Tokyo Historic District of Los Angeles, you can’t miss the following delightful public programs that are directly related to the forthcoming exhibit, From Bento to Mixed Plate: Americans of Japanese Ancestry in Mulitcultural Hawai‘i:

For opening weekend, Saturday, March 14, 1998, there will be a welcoming ceremony and performances from 11 a.m.–11:30 a.m. entitled “Mai Na Kupuna Mai” (From Our Ancestors to This Time Now), presented by the “Ainahau o Kaleponi” (From the Cool Lands of California) Hawaiian Civic Club. From 12:30 p.m.–1:30 p.m., a talk-story with the Exhibit team and informal panel discussion of the exhibition will take place, moderated by Jennifer Kim, Project Manager. And at 3 p.m., Dances of Okinawa will be presented by the Okinawan Association of America - Geino-bu Performing Arts.

On Sunday, March 15, 1998, Leilani Chan will enchant you with her “E Nana I Ke Kumu” (Look to the Source) performance at 11 a.m. Another talk-story with the Exhibit Team will be moderated by Akemi Kikumura, PhD, Project Director, and will take place at 12:30 p.m. At 2:30 p.m., an afternoon of music played on the shamisen (traditional Japanese string instrument), will fill the Museum in a Shamisen Spring Concert. Featuring our very own Museum’s Shamisen Ensemble, Glenn Horiuchi and Lillian Nakano will all perform classical and experimental shamisen and jazz compositions.

From Bento to Mixed Plate can be viewed at the Museum from March 14, 1998 through January 3, 1999. Museum hours are Tuesday through Sunday 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Thursday, 10 a.m.–8 p.m. Closed Mondays, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day. Free every Thursday from 5 p.m.–8 p.m. and every third Thursday of the month. Call 213.625.0414 for holiday hours. Admission is $4 for adults; seniors, students (with ID), and children (6-17), $3.



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