Cruising J-Town Community Scanning Event

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Community Event

May 202418
11:00a.m. - 5:00p.m.

Japanese American National Museum
100 N Central Ave
Los Angeles, California, 90012
United States


Bring your photographs, documents, and objects related to Japanese American car culture for scanning or photographing as part of the research behind JANM’s summer/fall 2025 exhibition,  Cruising J-Town: Nikkei Car Culture in Southern California . When registering, please select your preferred time and date of attendance.

We are especially looking for items related to:

  • Drag racing culture of the 1950s–’70s
  • The Nisei Week Cruise in the 1970s and ’80s
  • Import car racing/culture of the 1970s–2000s
  • Photographs of people with work vehicles (gardening trucks, fish trucks, delivery trucks) or photos at work (car dealerships, gas stations, garages, etc.)
  • Personal and family photos in front of cars, trucks, and more from the 1990s to present

Questions? Please contact


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