Textured Lives: Japanese Immigrant Clothing from the Plantations of Hawai`i

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Feb 201028 Aug 201022

Japanese American National Museum
369 E First St
Los Angeles, California, 90012
United States

The experiences of early Issei in Hawai`i are revealed and illuminated through exquisite examples of kimono adapted for life and labor on Hawai`i’s plantations. The exhibition will interweave these priceless textiles from the National Museum’s Permanent Collection with rare oral histories and moving images, photographs, and expert video commentary by scholar Barbara Kawakami.

Extended through August 22!

View items from the Barbara Kawakami Collections online >>
Watch video clips from an interview with Barbara Kawakami >>
Check the exhibit page for updated info >>


JANM . Last modified Jul 09, 2010 12:13 p.m.

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