100 N. Central Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90012


Phone: 213.625.0414 / 800.461.5266


Founded in 1985, the Japanese American National Museum is the largest museum in the United States dedicated to sharing the experience of Americans of Japanese ancestry. It is located in …


Japanese American National Museum - Pavillion (Photo by Norman H. Sugimoto)

Jack Iwata photograph, 1942. Bird's eye view of the Nishi Hongwanji Buddhist Temple, currently the Museum's Historic Building, as Japanese Americans are subjected to forced removal and incarceration. (Japanese American National Museum, Gift of Jack and Peggy Iwata, Jack Iwata Collection. 93.102.102)

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