Japanese American National Museum

Official Homepage: www.janm.org

Fee: $9

Sun. 11 AM–5 PM
Mon. Closed
Tue. Closed
Wed. 11 AM–5 PM
Thu. 12 PM–8 PM
No-Fee Hours: 5 PM–9 PM
Fri. 11 AM–5 PM
Sat. 11 AM–5 PM
369 East 1st St.
Los Angeles, Los Angeles 90012
(213) 625-0414

Check the Japanese American National Museum website for additional hours, special pricing/discounts, and closure dates.


The Japanese American National Museum (website) is a Museum (Cultural) in Los Angeles.
Official description from Japanese American National Museum:
The Japanese American National Museum is the largest museum in the United States dedicated to sharing the experience of Americans of Japanese ancestry. The founding of the Museum is a story of high hopes, remarkable achievements, frustration, and ultimately, success. Like the saga of generations of Japanese Americans, it is a story of tenacity. This is that story. The mission of the Japanese American National Museum is to promote understanding and appreciation of America’s ethnic and cultural diversity by sharing the Japanese American experience.
Wikipedia excerpt:
The Japanese American National Museum (全米日系人博物館, Zenbei Nikkeijin Hakubutsukan?) opened its doors in 1992. The museum is located in the Little Tokyo area near downtown Los Angeles, California. It is devoted to preserving the history and culture of Japanese Americans. The museum is home to a moving image archive, which contains over 100,000 feet (30,000 m) of 16 mm and 8 mm home movies of Japanese Americans from the 1920s to the 1950s. The museum also contains artifacts, textiles, art, photographs, and oral histories of Japanese Americans. The museum contains over 130 years of Japanese American history, dating back to the first Issei generation. In 1997, the Frank H. Watase Media Arts Center was established by Robert A. Nakamura and Karen L. Ishizuka, to develop new ways to document, preserve and make known the experiene of Americans of Japanese Ancestry. In 1999, the Manabi and Sumi Hirasaki National Resource Center (HNRC) was established to provide access to the museum's information and resources, both at the facility and online, and documents both the life and culture of the Japanese Americans.

We don't have any current exhibitions on file, most likely because we're still collecting listings.

In the meantime, check out the Japanese American National Museum homepage or our exhibitions list for L.A.-wide exhibits.

Official Japanese American National Museum Links
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