Lectures & Discussions
Japanese Tattoo Live Demonstrations & Lectures
Celebrate the opening of Perseverance: Japanese Tattoo Tradition in a Modern World with live tattooing and lectures led by the artists featured in the exhibition.
LIVE TATTOO DEMONSTRATIONS
ARATANI CENTRAL HALL
Featured artists from the exhibition will be tattooing live, up-close-and-personal, showcasing various forms of Japanese tattooing, including tebori, a traditional Japanese hand tattooing form.
TATEUCHI DEMOCRACY FORUM
(located in glass building across plaza)
Artists and contributors will talk about their work in the exhibition and the importance of the art of tattoo in their life.
•1 p.m.: Greg Kimura, President/CEO, Japanese American National Museum
•1:30 p.m.: Kip Fulbeck, Perseverance Designer & Photographer
•2 p.m.: Takahiro Horitaka Kitamura, Perseverance Curator
•2:30pm: Tattoo Model Unveiling, Takahiro Horitaka Kitamura and Kip Fulbeck
•3 p.m.: Junko Junii Shimada
•3:30 p.m.: Chris Horishiki Brand
•4 p.m.: Jill Horiyuki Halpin
•4:30 p.m.: Chaz Bojorquez
The event will conclude with a signing of the exhibition catalogue with all artists. Check back for details on how to purchase your own catalogue.
Regular admission is required for entry. Purchase admission at the front desk of the Museum on event day. No pre-payment accepted. Last entrance to the National Museum will be at 5 p.m.
Lectures will take place in the Tateuchi Democracy Forum in the National Center for the Preservation of Democracy (glass building across the Courtyard from main building). Admission required for entry. Seating will be on a first come, first served basis, until maximum capacity is reached. Seating is limited so arrive early!