WEEK OF MAY 25, 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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How to Fold an
Origami Crane
Follow along with our Education team as they teach you how to fold orizuru , the Japanese word for origami crane. A tsuru (crane) symbolizes peace, compassion, hope, and healing, and the act of folding a crane has helped people come together in times of uncertainty.
Our Man in Tokyo :
Q&A with Shin Miyata, director Akira Boch, and musicians Martha Gonzalez of Quetzal and David Gomez
Watch Shin Miyata , director Akira Boch , and musicians Martha Gonzalez of Quetzal and David Gomez as they discuss the film, Chicanx music in Japan, and more.
Transcendients Community Celebration: Arts Activism & Los Angeles
Learn how art meets activism and how the combination brings forth a unique form of social change. Kim Abeles , John Malpede , and Nobuko Miyamoto explored this topic in the "Arts Activism & Los Angeles" panel at the Transcendients Community Celebration: Challenging Borders event at JANM on March 7, 2020.
Transcendients Community Celebration: FandangObon
In case you missed it, catch up on this performance by FandangObon at the Transcendients Community Celebration: Challenging Borders event at JANM on March 7, 2020.
JANM Digital Film Festival:
Masters of Modern Design
A look at the influence of Japanese American artists on modern design. From the iconic typeface of The Godfather book cover to Herman Miller’s Noguchi table, the influence of Japanese American artists and designers in postwar American art and design is unparalleled. Featured artists: Ruth Asawa, George Nakashima, Isamu Noguchi, S. Neil Fujita  and  Gyo Obata.  Co-produced by JANM’s Watase Media Arts Center .
Contested Histories Talk: Episode 3
50 Objects/Stories project director Nancy Ukai joined program developer and curator Clement Hanami to talk about the artifacts from Contested Histories: Art and Artifacts from the Allen Hendershott Eaton Collection in the latest edition.
Unboxed: Kiku Nakamichi - Queen of Denson
JANM’s permanent collection contains over 100,000 artifacts and every one has a story to tell about the people, places, and events from the Japanese American experience. Unboxed is a series of short videos meant to highlight the artifacts and stories in JANM’s collection. This weeks highlighted item: Jerome Queen plaque .
Please visit JANM From Home for more content you might have missed.
Yoemon Shinmasu – My Grandfather’s Life in Seattle
Read about how a grandson in Japan discovered the details about the grandfather he never knew—an Issei immigrant from a small fishing village in Yamaguchi-ken who came to America and started a successful barbershop in Seattle, yet tragically died in an accident in his 40s.

Get caught up before the final chapter publishes this Wednesday (5/27).
UPCOMING ONLINE EVENTS (all times listed are PDT)
Virtual Open House
for Educators
Tuesday, May 26 at 4 p.m.
Join us for a brief orientation to the education resources available to you digitally through JANM From Home . This quick, 30-minute webinar and Q&A will provide an overview of new and existing educational resources including video tutorials, lessons and curriculum, activities, and more.
Anti-Asian Racism Past & Present / Our Hopes for the Future
Thursday, May 28 at 5 p.m.
Join us for a conversation on how we can evolve beyond going back to “normal” after this pandemic, and instead imagine a society that rejects racism and prejudice. Moderated by JANM’s Chief Curator, Karen Ishizuka, the panel features Russell Jeung (SF State University), Taz Ahmed (Good Muslim, Bad Muslim Podcast), Renee Tajima-Peña (Asian Americans series producer), and Robin Toma (LA County Human Relations Commission).
Masters of Modern Design: Q&A with Kiku Obata, Mira Nakashima, Kenji Fujita, and Addie Lanier
Friday, May 29 at 6 p.m.
Join Kiku Obata (designer and daughter of Gyo Obata ), Mira Nakashima (furniture designer and daughter of George Nakashima ), Kenji Fujita (artist and son of S. Neil Fujita ), and Addie Lanier (educator and daughter of Ruth Asawa ) as they talk about their parents’ lives and legacies.
Online Tea & Letter Writing: Summer Lovin’
Wednesday, June 10 at 6 p.m.
Join traci kato-kiriyama in the comfort of your own home to share tea, conversation, and write letters to those we love who are the most vulnerable or isolated in this time. This session we are focusing especially on queer and trans people of color who are currently incarcerated.
Visit janm.org/events/virtual to see all of our upcoming online events.
 Mr. Miyagi Tenugui Remix
Visit the award-winning JANM Store for that unique gift!

Catch up on this recent store blog post, Mask On, Mask Off - Staying Safe In Mr. Miyagi Style , and shop this week s featured item: Mr. Miyagi Tenugui Remix .

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