exhibitions / events
Current + Upcoming
Jan. 18-Apr. 21, 2024
Richmond, B.C., Canada | Steveston Museum & Post Office
Jan. 27-Sept. 8, 2024

July-September 2025
Swift Current, Sask., Canada | Swift Current Museum
June 1-30, 2023
Salt Spring Island, BC, Canada | Salt Spring Public Library presented by by the Japanese Garden Society of Salt Spring Island 

June 2, 6-8:30 pm | Opening event + artist talk
June 16, 5-8 pm | Workshop: Exploration of Intergenerational Memories – How Do We Relate? 
June 23, 7-8:30 pm | Community talk
Feb 9-June 3, 2023
Chilliwack, BC, Canada | Chilliwack Museum & Archives
Feb 3, 7-10 pm | Opening event + artist talk​​​​​​​

July 6-Nov 29, 2022*
Cortes Island, BC, Canada | Cortes Island Museum & Archives

July 10, 2-4 pm | Opening event​​​​​​​
Apr 4-July 4, 2022

April 22, 6 pm | Artist talk
Details TBA.
Feb 1-July 18, 2020
San Francisco, CA, USA | National Japanese American Historical Society​​​​​​​

May 22, 6-7 pm | Artist talk
An international conversation in the era of COVID-19.
Jan 18, 2020*
Lethbridge, AB, Canada | Coast Lethbridge Hotel & Conference Centre

The Nikkei Cultural Society of Lethbridge hosts their annual New Year's Party with a screening of the film from The Suitcase Project and a guest talk from Kayla Isomura.
Tickets: $45/adult, $35/child (4-10). Call: 403-393-4228 or email: info@nikkeiculturalsociety.com
July 5-26, 2019
Duncan, BC, Canada | Arbutus Gallery, Cowichan Performing Arts Centre 

July 9, 5-8 pm | Opening celebration
Join the opening celebration for The Suitcase Project at the Arbutus Gallery, as members of the Victoria Nikkei Cultural Society share song and dance.
July 18, 7-9 pm | Panel
In collaboration with the Cowichan Intercultural Society
A public panel and discussion exploring the issue of "global displacement."
July 26, 10 am-12 pm | 
In collaboration with the Cowichan Valley Museum and Archives
Learn about the University of Victoria's Landscapes of Injustice project, as presented by Michael Abe.
April 7, 2019*
Seattle, WA, USA | Wing Luke Museum​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

A pop up exhibit for Never Again is Now: The Art and Activism of Millennial Nikkei, presented by the Japanese American Citizens' League and Densho.
November 3, 2018*
Bellevue, WA, USA | Meydenbauer Convention Center​​​​​​​

A pop up exhibit for Densho Dinner.
October 6, 2018*
Burnaby, BC, Canada | Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre

A pop up exhibit for NNMCC's annual Community Awards Dinner.
June 18-Sept. 2, 2018
Burnaby, BC, Canada | Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre

June 16, 2 to 5 pm | Exhibit opening and reception
With special performance: Question 27, Question 28
The struggles and resilience Japanese American female incarcerees faced during the Second World War are woven through this play reading based on transcripts and oral histories from the US government’s “loyalty questionnaire.”
Written by Chay Yew, directed by Tamlyn Tomita, and featuring Laura Fukumoto, Jennifer Spence, Genevieve Fleming, and Yoshié Bancroft.
July 21, 2 to 5 pm | Tsukuroimono: 繕い物
Sewing workshop
Fix or revive a personal item to reuse and/or wear in this hand sewing workshop with Yoriko Gillard.
July 27, 10 am to 5 pm | Tashme bus tour
Visit the largest Japanese Canadian internment camp located in Tashme (now called Sunshine Valley), 14 miles southeast of Hope.
August 5 | Unpacking Our Histories
Community conversation
Unpack complex stories in this cross-generational, cross-cultural conversation at Vancouver’s Powell Street Festival.
August 11, 2 pm | What About Us?
Artist talk
Kayla Isomura and videographer Mark Yuen share how The Suitcase Project came together.

*Pop up mini exhibit
"Reminded me a lot of how I fleed my home to Canada. Thank you so much for putting this together, I'm in tears."
-A Russian refugee, 19/07/18
For exhibit bookings, email: JCNM [at] NIKKEIPLACE [dot] ORG.
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