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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  • that there were Japanese internment camps all over the US or that Japanese migrated to other regions, such as Mexico or Peru, or that Japanese Americans even fought in WWII for the US. Really interest...  more »
  • Whenever I am in LA, I always try to fit in a stop at this very beautiful and very important museum. For some background, my father was sent to an internment camp during World War 2. His only crime wa...  more »
  • The main part of this museum deals with the relocation during WWII of thousands of AMERICAN CITIZENS to internment concentration camps in the United States because they were of Japanese descent. You w...  more »
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  • Good Japanese museum and exhibits dedicated to preserving the history and culture of Japanese Americans. Its relatively small museum but its rich in history. Admission tkt is fairly priced. You can breeze through in an hour or less. Overall, it's a good museum.
  • This museum allowed us to walk through history and reminded us that we must not forget the past. Very beautiful exhibits that allowed for learning with a walk through of historical artifacts.
  • A great way to immerse yourself in an important aspect of California's history. Of course, the story that unfolds as you walk through the museum paints a broader canvas, detailing the arrival and establishment of Japanese Americans families, businesses and institutions in Hawaii, California and beyond. The displays explaining WWII internment of Japanese American citizens are particularly moving.
  • A beautiful museum showcasing a variety of art and history, with a particular focus on California. There is enough here for an entire afternoon. Most exhibits are geared toward introspection and reflection, with the museum setting providing an elegant backdrop.
  • Went on a school field trip. It was very interesting and they had many fascinating memorabilia from WW2. Admission was inexpensive. Though the museum may seem small, there's quite a large amount of information that's readily available.
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