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Japanese Music in the United States

Talk By Dr. Minako Waseda

DATE Saturday, June 24, 2017
TIME 1:30pm 
PRICE FREE with paid Museum Admission
LOCATION Morikami Theater

Limited seating in the theater. Tickets are given on the day of the event as a first come, first served basis

Please note: temperatures within our theater tend to drop. We recommend arriving with a jacket or sweater.

This lecture describes the development of Japanese music in the United States since the large scale Japanese immigration in the late 19th century to the present, primarily focusing on Hawaii and California. It covers a wide range of musical examples from folksongs and traditional instruments to modern Taiko ensembles and jazz fusion. It will also refer to some Japanese cultural activities in Florida examining the limited sources available.


Dr. Minako Waseda received her Ph.D. in musicology from the University of California, Santa Barbara and currently teaches at Tokyo University of the Arts, Kunitachi College of Music, Keio University and Waseda University. Her major field of study is Japanese-American musical culture. Her publications include “Music in Japanese American Concentration Camps: The Film Hidden Legacy and its Impact on the Collective Memory,” Testimony Between History and Memory 124 (2017), “Minzoku ongakugaku 12 no shiten” (12 Perspectives on Ethnomusicology, co-author, 2016),“Happyokai bunkaron” (Amateur Stage Performance Culture, co-author, 2015), and “Gospel Music in Japan: Transplantation and Localization of African American Religious Singing,” Yearbook for Traditional Music 45 (2013).


Delirious Japan: Art Deco in the Imperial Era

Talk by Kendall Brown | Sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities

DATE Friday, February 24, 2017
TIME 1:00pm (Theater doors open at 12:30pm)
PRICE FREE with paid Museum Admission
LOCATION Morikami Theater

Limited seating in the theater. Tickets are given on the day of the event as a first come, first served basis

Please note: temperatures within our theater tend to drop. We recommend arriving with a jacket or sweater.

This lecture explores Japanese Art Deco in the 1930s and early 1940s as an expression of Japan’s internationalism and nationalism. It presents Japanese Deco in terms of the art of the street, the museum, the cultured home, and the modern woman. It augments objects in the exhibition by showing Art Deco masterpieces in Japanese museums, and concludes with Japanese Deco collectibles.


Ken_4Dr. Kendall H. Brown is Professor of Asian Art History in the School of Art at California State University Long Beach. He received BA and MA degrees in history and art history from the University of California, Berkeley and a Ph.D. in art history from Yale University. Dr. Brown publishes actively in several areas of Japanese art, such as Japanese paintings and woodblock prints. Brown has curated or contributed to exhibitions for museums across the country, including Shin Hanga: New Prints in Modern Japan (LACMA, 1998), Taisho Chic (Honolulu Academy, 2002); Deco Japan (ASI, 2012), and Traditions Transfigured; The Noh Masks of Bidou Yamaguchi (CSULB UAM, 2014).  He is now working on exhibitions of Japanese sheet music cover art, lacquer makers’ tools, and garden-inspired fine art. Brown is also a leading figure in the study of Japanese gardens in North America. His book, Quiet Beauty: The Japanese Gardens of North America (Tuttle 2013) expands on his earlier work, Japanesestyle Gardens of the Pacific West Coast (Rizzoli, 1999). After planning the International Conference on Japanese Gardens Outside Japan in 2009, he served as President of the Board of the North American Japanese Garden Association from 2012-14.   His next garden book, Visionary Landscapes, explores the styles, meanings and functions of Japanese gardens in the 21st century. It will be published in the Fall of 2017.


Time Event
11:00am–11:30am Curator gallery walk for the public
1:00pm–2:00pm Delirious Japan: Art Deco in the Imperial Era lecture and Q&A
2:00pm–2:30pm Book signing
3:00pm–3:30pm Curator gallery walk for the public

Kobayakawa Kiyoshi (1899–1948) Dancer, or “Curved Line of the Instant” (Dansā, or Setsuna no kyokusen) c. 1932 woodblock print, ink and color on paper

Tea Day Lectures: Candice Kumai & Rona Tison

Sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities
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DATE Saturday, February 25, 2017
TIME 1:00pm (Theater doors open at 12:30pm)
PRICE $10 (members $7) Price does not include museum admission.
LOCATION Morikami Theater

Please note: temperatures within our theater tend to drop. We recommend arriving with a jacket or sweater.


For the Love of Matcha: The Art of Japanese Wellness with Candice Kumai

Tea has a rich culture and history in Japan, especially, our beloved, matcha (powdered green tea) which is associated with traditional Japanese tea ceremonies. Wellness journalist, Iron Chef Judge, best-selling author and leading clean eating chef, Candice Kumai, takes us through the fascinating history of matcha and its various uses from the past to the present. Acquire more knowledge, and be inspired by Candice as you learn of the benefits of matcha and how to incorporate it into your everyday life! A Q&A and book signing will follow the lecture.

Discover Japanese Green Teas with ITO EN’s Rona Tison

Experience the expansive world of Japanese teas and its intrinsic taste profiles and complexities, with Rona Tison of ITO EN, the world’s premier leaders in green tea. From the centuries old traditions to the modern use of trendy matcha green teas, learn proper preparation and why Japanese teas are gaining global recognition for its celebrated umami tastes. A Q&A  will follow the lecture.


Candice Kumai, quoted by ELLE Magazine as “The golden girl of the wellness world,” is one of the country’s leading wellness journalists. She is a 5x best-selling author of Clean Green Eats, Clean Green Drinks, Pretty Delicious, Cook Yourself Sexy and Cook Yourself Thin. Candice is a regular contributor to E! News, The Dr. Oz Show and Today. A Top Chef alumna, Candice has appeared as a regular judge on Iron Chef America and Beat Bobby Flay. She regularly contributes to lifestyle publications such as Prevention, Yoga Journal, Men’s Journal, Elle, Cosmopolitan, Shape, Men’s Health, Clean Eating and Well & Good. She volunteers at dozens of charitable organizations and has traveled the globe surfing, soul-searching, modeling and researching wellness.

Candice has dedicated much of her time to philanthropic work, volunteering and mentoring in her community.

Rona Tison Photo cropRona Tison is the Sr. Vice President of Corporate Relations at ITO EN (North America) INC, the award-winning and world’s leading purveyor of green tea products and healthy beverages.  Established 50 years ago in Japan, she is dedicated to introducing ITO EN’s authentic green tea culture in the United States and creating innovative products that embody the companies five guiding principles of Natural, Healthy, Safe, Well-designed and Delicious. Being half-Japanese Tison is fluent in Japanese and well-versed on the Japanese culture. Tison serves on the Tea & Health Committee of the U.S. Tea Council, and has been a speaker at the Shizuoka World Tea Festival, Smithsonian Lecture Series, and World Tea Expo.

The Golden Age of Sumo: Behind the Curtain

A Talk by Lynn Matsuoka| Sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities
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DATE Friday, March 10, 2017
TIME 7:00pm (Museum doors reopen at 6:00pm)
PRICE $10 (members $7)
LOCATION Morikami Theater
Please note: temperatures within our theater tend to drop. We recommend arriving with a jacket or sweater.

Get insight into sumo life and the behind-the-scenes action during the time of Grand Champions Kitanoumi, Chiyonofuji and Akebono with Lynn Matsuoka, artist and sumo expert. Hear stories of these grand champions and other top Sekitori, high ranking sumo wrestlers. The talk is illustrated with drawings and paintings by Lynn Matsuoka in the dressing rooms, at the practice stables and on tour with the rikishi, sumo wrestlers.


Lynn Matsuoka

Lynn Matsuoka specializes in sports, theater, equestrian documentary, artwork and portraits, and lectures on the world of Japanese sumo.  CNN reported on the artist: “Few artists so completely dominate their field that their name becomes synonymous with the subject matter, but Lynn Matsuoka has succeeded in capturing the essence of (Japanese) sumo and has won a loyal following along the way.” Her reportage artwork is in corporate and private collections around the world, including the National Sumo Museum in Tokyo. She is currently working on a memoir about her life with sumo in Japan.

The Secret World by Lynn Matsuoka

From Flapping Birds to Space Telescopes: The Art and Science of Origami

A Talk by Robert J. Lang | Sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts
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Pre-registration will close at 4pm on Friday. Tickets will be available for purchase at the door.

DATE Friday, December 9, 2016
TIME 7:00pm (Museum doors reopen at 6:00pm)
PRICE $10 (members $7)
LOCATION Morikami Theater

The last decade of this past century has been witness to a revolution in the development and application of mathematical techniques to origami, the centuries-old Japanese art of paper-folding. The techniques used in mathematical origami design range from the abstruse to the highly approachable. In this talk, Lang describes how geometric concepts led to the solution of a broad class of origami folding problems – specifically, the problem of efficiently folding a shape with an arbitrary number and arrangement of flaps, and along the way, enabled origami designs of mind-blowing complexity and realism. As often happens in mathematics, theory originally developed for its own sake has led to some surprising practical applications. The algorithms and theorems of origami design have shed light on long-standing mathematical questions and have solved practical engineering problems. Lang discusses examples of how origami has enabled safer airbags, Brobdingnagian space telescopes, and more.


Robert J. Lang is recognized as one of the foremost origami artists in the world as well as a pioneer in computational origami and the development of formal design algorithms for folding. With a Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Caltech, he has, during the course of work at NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Spectra Diode Laboratories, and JDS Uniphase, authored or co-authored over 100 papers and 50 patents in lasers and optoelectronics as well as authoring, co-authoring, or editing 16 books and a CD-ROM on origami. He is a full-time artist and consultant on origami and its applications to engineering problems but keeps his toes in the world of lasers and served as the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics from 2007–2010. He received Caltech’s highest honor, the Distinguished Alumni Award, in 2009 and was elected a Fellow of the American Mathematical Society in 2013.

Soaring Red-Tailed Hawk, Opus 601 by Robert J. Lang

Soaring Red-Tailed Hawk, Opus 601 by Robert J. Lang

Robert J. Lang

Robert J. Lang

Creating Manga: An Artist’s Perspective with Kohei Nishino

Join acclaimed manga artist Kohei Nishino as he introduces guests to the exciting process of creating manga in this free event. The talk will be followed by a Q&A session with the artist.

Event Details

Saturday, March 12 

Time: 11:30am – 1:00pm (doors open at 11:00am)

Cost: Free! Tickets will be given on a first come, first served basis the day of the event.

About the Artist

nishinoKohei Nishino, a.k.a. Denjiro, made his debut in 1980 after winning the best newcomer manga artists award sponsored by publisher Shogakukan, while studying at Tokyo Zokei University.
Since then, he’s published work in the monthly Shonen Sunday, monthly version of Shonen Jump, the monthly Shonen Magajin, Combat Comic and Animal House magazines. He’s also done artwork for novels, worked on the animated film “Gundam F91” and produced Web-based animation.

He currently runs the weekly manga Web site Hana Maru Weekly ( He has also been active overseas, having had his “NAGI” serialized in Chibi-Pop Manga. Kohei is also responsible for nurturing young artists as a Associate Professor at the Arts Department of Kyoto Seika University.

Konohana Sakuya is the alias of the working partnership between two comic artists, Kohei Nishino and Tsugumi Nishino. In 2002, the duo was awarded the Grand Prize of the 1st World Manga Faithful Readership Award, sponsored by publisher Shinchosha for their series “Encounter.” It was also given the jury’s choice award by the Cultural Agency in the Manga Category of the Media Arts Festival Awards for fiscal 2003. Since August 2004, the duo has had its latest work, “The Lights,” serialized in the monthly version of the Shonen Jump magazine.


“Encounters” Manga

"Zombie-kun Fortune" cyber manga

“Zombie-kun Fortune” cyber manga

"The Lights" manga

“The Lights” manga










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Tattoo Day & Symposium

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Tattoo Day includes both FREE Family Activities throughout the day and the Tattoo Symposium— including a panel and demonstration featuring top artists in the tattoo industry—all in conjunction with the exhibition Perseverance: Japanese Tattoo Tradition in a Modern World

Family Activities: Free with paid museum admission
Tattoo Symposium: SOLD OUT!


All day at the Morikami:

Celebrate Morikami’s exhibition Perseverance: Japanese Tattoo Tradition in a Modern World with tattoo-inspired activities for the whole family!

Tattoo Day Family Activities

  • Kids’ Tattoo Shop: (10am-4:30pm) Draw your own temporary tattoo! You can use one of our stencils or design your own.
  • Color Station: (10am-4:30pm) Color and draw a cool tattoo design on your own Monmon Cat specially designed by tattoo artist Horitomo.
  • Kite Making: (10am- 4:30pm) Kites, also called tako in Japanese, are a traditional pastime played by people of all ages. Build your own Japanese tattoo inspired kite to take home.
  • Build a Lantern: (11am-3pm) Build your own paper lantern. For a $1 donation towards the Education Department, have your name written in Japanese on your lantern.

Screen-printing by The FINE PRINT Shoppe

Choose one of two unique tattoo-inspired designs! Bring your own t-shirt and receive a free screen print!* Additional t-shirts $10.
*Limit one per customer.


About the Symposium

In conjunction with our new exhibition, Perseverance: Japanese Tattoo Tradition in a Modern World, Morikami is proud to present a Tebori demonstration and panel presentation featuring artists: Ryudaibori (formerly known as Horitaka), Horitomo, Kip Fulbeck, Chris Nuñez. The exhibit Perseverance: Japanese Tattoo Tradition in a Modern World is organized by the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles, California, and is supported, in part, by Mariko Gordon and Hugh Cosman. It was created, designed and photographed by Kip Fulbeck, and curated by Takahiro Kitamura (Ryudaibori, formerly Horitaka).


  • Times: 12:30-1:15pm (Part 1), break, 1:30pm-3:30pm (Part 2)
  • Pre-ordered Tickets will be held at the theater door under your name at Will Call.


PART 1 – Tebori Demonstration

Demonstration by Tattoo Artist Horitomo, translation by Ryudaibori
Time: 12:30pm-1:15pm

Horitomo demonstrates tebori (hand-carved), referring to the traditional method of tattooing by hand using a sharpened bamboo stick called a nomi. Observe this unique and traditional technique and see the tattoo come to life, as Horitomo tattoos live at the Morikami. Learn about the intriguing history of tebori and the unique art form of Japanese tattoos. Audience will get the chance to do a Q&A with Horitomo after the demonstration.

Intermission—1:15- 1:30pm

PART 2 – Panel Presentation

Featuring Ryudaibori, Kip Fulbeck, and Chris Nuñez.
Time: 1:30pm-3:30pm

Featuring Ryudaibori, Kip Fulbeck, and Chris Nuñez on the panel, the artists and contributors will talk about their work in the exhibition and the importance of the art of tattoo in their life. Attendees will be able to pose questions about the exhibition, tattoo traditions, and artwork created by these exhibition contributors. The event will conclude with a signing of the exhibition catalogue with all artists. The exhibition catalogue will be available for purchase at the Morikami Museum Store.

Beauty in Movement: The Elegance of Japanese Dance

This event is Sold Out. 

Take a journey with us to the world of Japanese dance. Be mesmerized through the elegant movements of classical dance accompanied by the tranquil melodies of the koto, the Japanese zither. Visitors will be treated to a visual and sensory delight by Japanese dancer Satomi Hirano, koto performer Yoshiko Carlton, jiuta shamisen performer Mayumi Hopkins, and the Matsuriza Tsugaru Shamisen group.

This program is sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts.


  • Time: 7:00 (museum doors open at 6:00pm)
  • Tickets will be held at the door under your name at will call.
  • Please note that the Cornell Café and Gardens will be closed for the evening.


Satomi Hirano began her dance instruction in Tokyo at the age of four years. She studied under Master Kichifuji Wakayagi and the late Kisaho Wakayagi. At the age of 16 years, she received the title Master Fujichiho Wakayagi. She danced “Sagi Musume” for her inaguration, and began her career as a master classical dance teacher in Sasaduka, Tokyo. Following a move to the US, she resumed teaching in Orlando, Florida. Her speciality – Wakayagi-Ryu – is one of the five main classifications of Japanese dance styles. Through her mastery of classical Japanese dance, coupled with her certification in Yamano-style kimono dressing, she is dedicated to revive and spread traditional Japanese culture.

Yoshiko Carlton is a native of Kagoshima, Japan. She started her koto training at the age of nine years. She continued her koto studies after moving to Florida with Mrs. Kyoko Okamato, founder of the Washington Toho Koto Society based in Washington D.C. She furthered her studies with renowned 25 stringed koto player, Brian Yamakoshi.  Since 1990 she has directed, mentored, and performed with the taiko drumming ensemble Fushu Daiko, in which she was a founding member. She established “Yoshi no Kai”, “Friends of Koto” in 2002 for the purpose of educating and introducing koto music to the West. In 2003, she was awarded a certificate of recognition by the Consulate General of Japan in Miami for her contribution in promoting Japanese culture, especially Koto, to the community.

Sayaka Kikuchi, Keiko Ishikura and Mayuko Ishikura are professional Japanese taiko drummers with over 10 years experience with the Orlando Matsuriza Taiko group. They began their shamisen ensemble Matsuriza Tsugaru Shamisen in 2008 and have performed at Orlando’s Japan Festival and throughout the Southeast USA. Their repertoire includes traditional tsugaru shamisen music from Northern Japan and their own original compositions and arrangements.Tsugaru shamisen is a type of Japanese banjo, which originated in Aomori prefecture located in Northern Japan. The unique and powerful performance of the tsugara shamisen reflects the harsh lifestyle one encounters in the snowy environment of Northern Japan. Tsugaru shamisen displays at times an eloquent melody or a commanding presence with vigor and intense rhythm.

Mayumi Hopkins, hails from Hokkaido, Japan where she began learning the koto at age 7 and the jiuta shamisen at the age of 15. She was a member and performer of the Friends of Koto Orlando group under the direction of Yoshiko Carlton, before moving to Portland, Washington where she currently resides.



The 108 Heroes of Los Angeles -Talk by Chris Brand (Horishiki)

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In conjunction with our new exhibition, Perseverance: Japanese Tattoo Tradition in a Modern World, Morikami is proud to present a lecture featuring tattoo artist Chris Horishiki Brand. This lecture is underwritten by the Homer and Martha Gudelsky Family Foundation


Friday, April 8th, 2016

7:15pm (museum doors open at 6:00pm)

  • Cost: $10 for non-members, $7 for members
  • Tickets can be purchased at the door the day of from 6:00pm to 7:30pm.
  • Pre-ordered tickets will be held at the door under your name the day of the event
  • Please note that the Cornell Café and Gardens will be closed for the evening but the Galleries and Store will be open.

The “108 Heroes of Los Angeles” is a collection of stories depicting the peoples’ rebellion against tyranny and oppression from the corrupt government in late 70’s/early 80’s Los Angeles. Through these stories of varied epic struggles, strong individuals hailing from all walks of life find that by working together anything is possible. Combining the style and tradition of both Japanese and Chicano tattoo and based on the great 14th century Chinese novel “The Water Margin”, the power of community minded teamwork is celebrated and visualized in the dramatic and traditional format of tattoo. This connection of cultures has become part of a larger global phenomenon: that of people being brought together through the art of the tattoo.


Chris Horishiki Brand lives and works in Los Angeles California and is one of the world’s leading tattoo artists. He has worked with tattoo legend Jack Rudy at the famed Good Time Charlie’s Tattooland in Anaheim for over 15 years. Horishiki is the co-author of The Ulysses Guide to the Los Angeles River (GK Editions, 2008), which had an accompanying exhibition at the Pasadena Museum of California Art. His work is included in the “LA Liber Amicorum” blackbook project at the Getty Research Institute, and he has done graphic design for various companies as well as illustrations for books and magazines. As a pioneer in a new fusion of styles and cultures, Horishiki brings a unique perspective to Japanese tattooing and showcases some of the most original concept of Chicano/Latino interpretations of traditional Japanese fables. He received the title Horishiki from Horitomo in 2013. His work is featured in Morikami’s exhibition Perseverance: Japanese Tattoo Tradition in a Modern World.



Documentary Film Screenings – The Cats of Mirikitani

Screenings on the third Wednesday on the month from October 2015 – January 2016


  • October 21, 2015
  • November  18, 2015
  • December  16, 2015
  • January  20, 2016

Underwritten by the Homer and Martha Gudelsky Family Foundation


  • Cost: Free with paid museum admission
  • Location: Morikami Theater
  • Limited seating in the theater; first come, first served.
  • Times: 11:00am and 2:00pm


Eighty-year-old Jimmy Mirikitani survived the trauma of WWII internment camps, Hiroshima, and homelessness by creating art. But when 9/11 threatens his life on the New York City streets and a local filmmaker brings him to her home, the two embark on a journey to confront Jimmy’s painful past. An intimate exploration of the lingering wounds of war and the healing powers of friendship and art, this documentary won the Audience Award at its premiere in the 2006 Tribeca Film Festival.

Dates:October 21, 2015; November 18, 2015; December 16, 2015; January 20, 2016

Documentary Film Screening – Toyo Miyatake: Infinite Shades of Gray

Toyo Miyatake film poster

Online ticket sales are closed but tickets can be purchased at the door.

Having smuggled a lens and film holder into one of America’s concentration camps during World War II, Toyo Miyatake was among the first to photograph this national disgrace. Yet it was his little-known artistic pursuits before the war that honed his discerning eye. Toyo Miyatake: Infinite Shades of Gray is a penetrating portrait of this photographer’s quest to capture the beauty and dignity of everyday life.

A discussion and Q&A led by the film’s writer/producer Karen L. Ishizuka and director Robert Nakamura will follow the film showing.


Friday, January 22 at 7:00pm (museum doors open at 6:00pm)

  • $10 ($7 for members)
  • Advance ticket purchase required
  • Tickets will be held at the door under your name
  • Please note that the Cornell Café and Gardens will be closed for the evening.


Karen L. Ishizuka is an independent writer. Her latest book is Serve the People: Making Asian America in the Sixties (Verso Press, 2015). She is also the author of Lost and Found: Reclaiming the Japanese American Incarceration (University of Illinois Press, 2006) and co-editor of Mining the Home Movie: Excavations in Histories and Memories (co-editor, University of California Press, 2008), in addition to many journal articles. A former documentary film producer and museum curator, her awards include an HBO Producers Award, 1st Place C.L.R. James Scholar Essay and three CINE Golden Eagles.

Robert Nakamura is a pioneering filmmaker and influential teacher and mentor. Currently professor emeritus of UCLA’s Department of Asian American Studies, he has been a major force in the conception and growth of Asian Pacific American community media arts since 1970. In addition to his award-winning films and over 35 years of teaching, Nakamura was founding director of Visual Communications, founded
the UCLA Center for Ethno Communications and created the Media Arts Center of the Japanese American National Museum.

Personal History, Ethnicity and Advocacy: A Talk by Wendy Maruyama

NOTE: Online ticket sales for the event are now closed but tickets can be purchased at the door before the event.

In conjunction with our new exhibition, Wendy Maruyama: Executive Order 9066, Morikami is proud to present a lecture featuring artist Wendy Maruyama. Wendy Maruyama will discuss her work and 35 year career as a furniture maker and artist, culminating in her work that is currently on view at the Morikami Museum, and about the direction that her work and practice has taken her in recent years. This lecture is underwritten by the Homer and Martha Gudelsky Family Foundation


  • Cost: $10 for non-members, $7 for members
  • Time: 7:15 (museum doors open at 6:00pm)
  • Tickets will be held at the door under your name
  • Please note that the Cornell Café and Gardens will be closed for the evening.


Wendy Maruyama is an artist and educator from San Diego, CA. She was one of first two women to graduate with a Masters in furniture making from Rochester Institute of Technology. Maruyama’s early work combined ideologies of feminism and traditional craft objects. Her work continues to move beyond the boundaries of traditional studio craft and into the realm of social practice. In recent years her work has taken a narrative direction, integrating images and text into shrine-like cabinet forms which add an additional layer of sensory experience for the viewer. Executive Order 9066 has hit closer to home for Maruyama – the work is influenced by personal and family history and addresses the internment of 120,000 Japanese Americans in 1942. This event dramatically changed the Japanese American psyche and to this day is still a vague segment of history to most Americans.

Maruyama has exhibited her work nationally, with solo shows in New York City, San Francisco, Scottsdale AZ, Indianapolis, IN Savannah GA, and Easthampton, NY. She has also exhibited in Tokyo, Seoul and London. Her work is included in permanent collections at the Victoria and Albert Museum; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX; Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Launceston, AUS; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA; Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA; Museum of Art and Design, New York, NY; Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC; Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA; Mingei International Museum, San Diego, CA, and LA County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA. Maruyama is a recipient of several prestigious awards, including the California Civil Liberties Public Education Grant, 2010, several National Endowment for the Arts Grants for Visual Artists, the Japan/US Fellowship, and a Fulbright Research Grant to work in the UK.

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