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5/26/2015 4:41:38 PM

ebonilla
ebonilla
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Subject: Exhibition at JANM: 7/11-9/6 Sugar/Islands: Finding Okinawa in Hawai‘i—The Art of Laura Kina and Emily Hanako Momohara
http://www.janm.org/exhibits/sugar-islands/

Exhibition to begin on July 11th to September 6th, 2015.

The exhibition incorporates paintings by Laura Kina and photographs by Emily Hanako Momohara. The work examines the worker migration and the settlement from the island of Okinawa to the island of Hawaii. It was brought about by the latter's sugar plantations and the pineapple farms during the late 19th and 20th centuries. Both bodies of work are grounded in each artist's individual journey to uncover family history. Both examine the complex and collective and individual identities.
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1/5/2016 3:34:44 PM

kluna
kluna
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Subject: Japanese American National Museum
During my Museum Tour of LA, one of my goals for this winter break, I was able to visit the Japanese American National Museum. This museum is great in providing life experiences of people and the curator did a great job of setting up the rooms so that it is easy to follow the history over time. This could be a great fieldtrip for students to attend in conjunction with topics covered in class about Japanese history. Although it focuses on experiences here in the United States, there are references made to the homeland; for example, it explains the conditions that led Japanese to migrate to Hawaii for plantation work and how that led to their arrival on the U.S. Mainland. Other connections, especially during WWII can be made as well.
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1/22/2016 10:08:25 PM

iverdin
iverdin
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If you guys go to the Museum again have a tea and relax. They have a tea room called [font=-apple-system-font]Chado Tea Room so you can have the whole Japanese experience. I don't know if you went to the Huntington Library when we had one of those optional activities on Saturday, but the impact that Tea Houses had on American society (upper-middle/high class) was a big deal; affluent families were amused by Asian cultures and were all into the tea scene. Important hotels in key cities such as Los Angeles, New York, etc... had one of their own. Enjoy! [/font]
edited by iverdin on 1/22/2016
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