Textured Lives: Japanese Immigrant Clothing from the Plantations of Hawai`i

February 27 through August 22, 2010

The experiences of early Issei in Hawai`i are revealed and illuminated through exquisite examples of kimono adapted for life and labor on Hawai`iís plantations.

The exhibition interweaves these priceless textiles from the National Museumís Permanent Collection with rare oral histories and moving images, photographs, and expert video commentary by scholar Barbara Kawakami.

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Textured Lives premiered at the Japanese American National Museum in 2010 with generous support from the Hiroaki, Elaine and Lawrence Kono Foundation.

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