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Happy Holidays!
We wish you hope, good cheer, and comfort in these challenging times.

We are truly grateful to you for your support, which allows us to preserve and share the stories of our community and the important lessons of gaman (perseverance) and striving forward. We trust that by this time next year, we will celebrate the holidays in person with those closest to us.

Thank you for your commitment to JANM and stay safe.

We wish you happy holidays.

The Board of Trustees, Board of Governors, Staff, and Volunteers at JANM
About the Image
Hayakawa family Christmas photo, ca. 1935.
Ruth with candy cane in back row, left.
Japanese American National Museum. (Gift of Ruth S. Kacho, 2002.4.1)
In 2002, Ruth Hayakawa Kacho donated a family photo album to JANM that was compiled by her father Mataichi (Martin) Hayakawa in 1967. The album preserves images from the lives of Ruth’s parents, Mataichi and Tomiko, including prints from before their marriage. It covers Mataichi’s travels to South America, Cuba, and England; Tomiko’s work as a nurse in Korea; and images of the family’s floral business in Southern California.

JANM curator Emily Anderson observed, “The album figuratively and literally brings together in a single document the separate and shared experiences of Mataichi, his wife Tomiko, Ruth and her siblings, and Hironobu Kacho.”
Please join us in celebrating the Year of the Ox at the 2021 Oshogatsu Virtual Family Festival on January 3–8, 2021.

For more information on the festival and other upcoming events and exhibitions, visit janm.org.

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In the spirit of the season, please give today and help JANM preserve and share your stories.
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.
Japanese American National Museum
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Los Angeles CA 90012