Japanese American National Museum

Local nameJapanese American National Museum
LocationLittle Tokyo Historic District, Los Angeles, United States

The Japanese American National Museum is located in Los Angeles, California, and dedicated to preserving the history and culture of Japanese Americans. Founded in 1992, it is located in the Little Tokyo area near downtown. The museum is an affiliate within the Smithsonian Affiliations program.The museum covers more than 130 years of Japanese-American history, dating to the first Issei generation of immigrants. Its moving image archive contains over 100,000 feet of 16 mm and 8 mm home movies made by and about Japanese Americans from the 1920s to the 1950s. It also contains artifacts, textiles, art, photographs, and oral histories of Japanese Americans. The Japanese American National Museum of Los Angeles and the Academy Film Archive collaborate to care for and provide access to home movies that document the Japanese-American experience. Established in 1992, the JANM Collection at the Academy Film Archive currently contains over 250 home movies and continues to grow.

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Opening hours

Tue, Wed, Fri-Sun: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Thu: noon - 8 p.m. 

Closed on Mondays, Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.


Adults: $9
Seniors (62+), students and youth (6-17): $5
Children (5 and under): free

Free general admission every Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. and every third Thursday of the month.

More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_American_National_Museum

Official website http://www.janm.org/

Phone +1 213 625 0414

Address 100 N Central Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012, USA

Coordinates 34°2'58.758" N -118°14'18.948" E

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