|Japanese American National Museum
100 North Central Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Housed in the Hongwanji Temple in the heart of L.A.'s Little Tokyo, the Japanese American National Museum was founded in 1985 and opened to the public in 1992.
The museum is the first museum in America dedicated to preserving and sharing the experience of Japanese Americans as an integral part of United States history, with over 60,000 items within its permanent collection.
The Japanese American National Museum holds over 150,000 unique items relating to the experiences of Japanese Americans in their permanent collection. An increasing number of these collections are being digitized and include rich collections of art and photography created by Japanese-American Internees during World War II, as well as a growing collection of home movies. Please see the databases and online resources sections for further details.