Hidden Histories of San Jose Japantown

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Nov 20211 Jan 202216

Japanese American Museum of San Jose
535 North Fifth Street
San Jose, California, 95112
United States

Hidden Histories of San Jose Japantown has graciously offered to extend this wonderful exhibit to January 16, 2022!

JAMsj is excited to feature an exhibit on the Hidden Histories of San Jose Japantown project. Learn more about this unique, grassroots project that combines augmented reality technology, art, and local history and culture to explore the little known, and “hidden” stories of connection between the Chinese, Japanese and Filipino communities that together, shaped the Japantown we know today.

Currently, there are nine AR art installations up and running, completed in June 2021. Utilizing an “Immersive Technology and the Arts” grant awarded to JAMsj from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the project supported the creation of the AR art installations The exhibit will show you how to access the free app, where to view the installations and provide background on the artists and their art pieces.

Hidden Histories Project website: https://hiddenhistoriesjtown.org/

Video short on the project: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tRBdrHGCoO0&t=45s

YouTube Channel – see the complete collection of videos, including of past public programs the project organized for JAMsj, oral history interviews, and interviews of the project artists and advisors:



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