WEEK OF JUNE 22, 2020
Join us to be inspired, educated, and engaged! JANM From Home is about content and connection.

Catch up on the online programs, presentations, and resources you might have missed and see what s upcoming!

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Art as Healing:
Mental Health within the API Community
In collaboration with Changing Tides, watch this discussion with innovative artists and creatives who are speaking out about mental health within the API community through music, poetry, art, food, and film in a celebration of our community’s strength and resiliency.
Transcendients Community Celebration Highlight:
El Santo Golpe
Catch up on a performance by El Santo Golpe, a group from Riverside, CA, that was created with the vision of bringing an original sound to the fun world of “Afro-Latin” music.  They performed at JANM on March 7, 2020, as part of Transcendients Community Celebration: Challenging Borders.
Transcendients Artist Discussion with Taiji Terasaki
In conjunction with the exhibition, Transcendients: Heroes at Borders, art critic and curator Isabella Ellaheh Hughes discussed the process of developing the exhibition with contemporary artist Taiji Terasaki at JANM on February 8, 2020.
Nikkei Uncovered:
a poetry reading
Published on Discover Nikkei, Nikkei Uncovered: a poetry column shares poetry around themes curated by author, poet, and performer traci kato-kiriyama. On May 21, 2020, the poetry column went live with an intergenerational lineup of poets previously featured in the column who shared their poems in this online reading and open mic hosted by traci. Featuring Maiya Kuida-Osumi, Courtney Ozaki, Micah Tasaka, and Mitsuye Yamada.
Warehouse on the Corner of Gardena and Orchard
Meet 94-year-old, Ray Harbold, who ran the family business, Harbold Auto Electric, a Gardena, CA institution that was established just a few years after Ray was born. The business has since closed its doors, but the family still leases the property to a radiator shop that sits on Gardena Boulevard next door to the venerable farming and nursery equipment shop, Yamada Company. On the other side of the former family business is a square, slightly rundown building that currently houses a surf shop. 75 years ago, this nondescript warehouse was the unlikely setting for a remarkable story of loyalty, resourcefulness, and unparalleled kindness.
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UPCOMING ONLINE EVENTS (all times listed are PDT)
1956 Dodgers' Tour of Japan: Setting the Stage
for Nomo
Tuesday, June 23 at 6 p.m.
Join Dodgers’ historian Mark Langill as he shares stories about the 1956 tour of Japan by the Brooklyn Dodgers which set the stage for many significant moments in baseball history that connected Japan and Los Angeles baseball, including visits by Tokyo Giants players to Dodgers’ Spring Training and additional tours to Japan in the ’60s and ’90s. Hear how dugout seats in the Korakuen Stadium in Tokyo influenced the original dugout seats in Dodger Stadium and about the Japanese lantern at Dodger Stadium. All of these events culminated in the signing of Hideo Nomo.
JANM Digital Film Festival:
Q&A on the legacy of Madame Fujima Kansuma with Miyako Tachibana, June Berk, and Yuka Murakami
Wed., June 26 at 6 p.m.

In partnership with Tadaima!
Join Madame Kansuma’s daughter, Miyako Tachibana, and long-time student, June Berk, both featured in the film Madame Fujima Kansuma, in conversation with filmmaker Yuka Murakami around the legacy of kabuki dancer and teacher, Madame Kansuma. Watch the film and then join us for this Q&A that will explore Madame Kansuma’s extensive career and the impact of her work today.
Visit janm.org/events/virtual to see all of our upcoming online events.
Tadaima! A Community Virtual Pilgrimage
June 13 to August 16
JANM is proud to be a part of this collaborative undertaking between the National Park Service and the
Japanese American Memorial Pilgrimages (JAMP), involving representatives from many different contingents of the Nikkei community, as well as scholars, artists, and educators committed to actively memorializing the history of Japanese American incarceration during World War II. Tadaima! means “I’m home!” in Japanese—it is our way of acknowledging that we are all home and the important reasons for why that is, while also celebrating the history, diversity, strength, and vibrancy of the Nikkei community.

This pilgrimage will run continuously for nine weeks, with new content provided
daily. The pilgrimage is free and open to the public and is available online at
Citizen USA : Book Reading with Maria Kwong

In partnership with Tadaima!
Maria Kwong, JANM’s Director of Retail Enterprises, reads from our newest children’s book Citizen USA. Written by Manzanar’s Director of Adult Education Charles K. Ferguson, Citizen USA tells the story of four-year-old Jane Sato while incarcerated at the Manzanar concentration camp during World War II. Essentially written as a children’s book, Ferguson’s unpublished monograph explores the concentration camp experience of Japanese Americans through the eyes of young Jane Sato. The original manuscript of Citizen USA is part of JANM’s permanent collection.

Citizen USA is available at the JANM Store. JANM Members get 10% off!
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Unboxed: The Bicycle

In partnership with Tadaima!
Catch up on the latest episode. Unboxed: The Bicycle that shares the heartwarming story of Yoshino Elaine Otomo (nee Uyemura) and her childhood friend Alice Blueian. Their story was part of the 2010 exhibition American Tapestry: 25 Stories from the Collection .
Discovering Your family Roots with Chester Hashizume

In partnership with Tadaima!
Overview class on how to research your Japanese American family tree. Presented by Chester Hashizume.
JANM Digital Film Festival:
Madame Fujima Kansuma

In partnership with Tadaima!
Born May 9, 1918, Madame Fujima Kansuma is a celebrated Japanese American kabuki dancer and teacher with a career beginning in the early 1940s and spanning decades.  Organize a virtual screening party with your friends or family or just get cozy and enjoy the JANM Digital Film Festival from the safety of your own home.
Transcendients Tote Bag
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Shop this week ’s featured item: Transcendients Tote Bag, featuring the true “hero” art from the exhibition.

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Made By Us: Powering Our Future With History
JANM is a founding member of this collaborative bringing history to younger generations in innovative and meaningful ways, so they have more fuel to power the future.

Made up of hundreds of history and civics organizations coming together to build something bigger and to use history to power the future Made By Us aims to inspire, inform, and empower change makers to shape the next 250 years of our country.

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