Japanese American National Museum, Los Angeles

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View more than 130 years of Japanese American history at Japanese American National Museum, housing a huge photo and artifact collection. Browse a moving image archive, which shows home movies of Japanese Americans from the 1920s to the 1950s. Follow Japanese American lifestyles, from the Issei to immigration to the United States and World War II internment. Before you leave, have a little refreshment in the tea room. Plan to visit Japanese American National Museum and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Los Angeles attractions using our Los Angeles trip planner .
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  • nice location in little Tokyo, very good main hall for events. no real parking at this facility and the others around it can fill up  more »
  • It was about the Japanese American history. There was little interest as is often found living Buri at that time. Student rate alone was $ 6.
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  • The JANM is a gem. Exhibit, lectures, workshops and programs are unique and beautiful. Many are free and very interesting. The gift shop has unique and brilliant jewelry, handbags, clothing, books and...  more »
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  • One of the most moving museums I’ve ever visited. Looking at the remains of lives torn apart with no justification beyond pure racism and standing in the shell of barracks where many families were cramped together was painful but worth the experience. We need to be reminded regularly that such atrocities are not ancient history, that we need to stand up for one another to ensure that this kind of abuse never happens again. (On a lighter note, they also have interesting temporary exhibits and lots of cute products in their gift shop.)
  • Very interesting. Loved the Transpacific Borderlands exhibit. It was eye-opening to learn about the different experiences of the Japanese diaspora in North, Central, and South America, and how those experiences shaped artists and their art differently.
  • The was the embarkation point for the Great Walk LA 2017. Little Tokyo. Just down the street is the Memorial to the Japanese Americans "Go for Broke" 442 Battalion. This spot was also the embarkation point for resettlement of Japanese Americans into the internment camps during World War II.
  • Lots of excellent information. Though I believe it would benefit from an expansion. Go on a Saturday for some excellent tour guides with real world experience.
  • Really great history for the internment camp. Got some great photos of the camp where my grandparents were taken too.

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