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Japanese American National Museum

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369 E 1st St
Los Angeles, CA 90012
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Japanese American National Museum - Los Angeles, CA
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Went here recently during a visit to Little Tokyo and I am so glad I stopped by. The museum had a particular exhibit going on with mostly young artists and it was surprisingly mod...

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Great museum worth a visit 3/23/2008

Went here recently during a visit to Little Tokyo and I am so glad I stopped by. The museum had a particular exhibit going on with mostly young artists and it was surprisingly modern and edgy. It's a very quiet museum (at least it was on a rainy Friday afternoon), but well worth a trip. It's pretty immaculate and the art speaks to any culture (I'm Mexican American) and the gift shop is great. Between this and the MOCA Geffen, which is literally a hundred feet away, there's lots of great art to appreciate in Little Tokyo! more

Great Cultural Insight 6/14/2002

This museum can be an educational experience for almost anyone...even someone immersed in the 20th century history of Japanese Americans. Their changing exhibits always seem enlightening and there's always something interesting and fun for the children to do. Their small bookstore near the front of the museum always has an interesting selection of reading materials for the history or art buff. If you're so inclined to be a member or just get on their mailing list, you can expect to be invited to new exhibits, theatre performances and incredible concerts. Spend a Saturday in quiet downtown Los Angeles and hit all the museums...this one should be a requirement. Pros: great exhibits Cons: parking more
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Editorial

  • The Scene
    Two striking buildings comprise the museum: One is a beautifully restored former Buddhist temple, the other a contemporary glass structure designed by architect Gyo Obata. Both buildings have a sense of reverence, one for the past and the other for the present.

    The Goods
    The museum preserves the heritage of the Issei (first generation Japanese Americans). Belongings of Japanese Americans who were interned in California during WWII are displayed in the main pavilion, recalling the hardships of those trying years. The pavilion's tranquil rock and water garden offsets these stark images. Vintage photographs, archival documents and fine art by Japanese artists round out the rich collection. JANM also offers film screenings, readings and crafts classes.

  • 3/23/2008 Provided by Citysearch

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  • Payments:

    Master Card, Visa
  • Neighborhoods:

    Civic Center / Little Tokyo, Downtown, Central LA

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