Japanese American National Museum & Japantown, Los Angeles Photos

The Japanese American National Museum (369 E 1st St.) is the landmark of Japantown in Los Angeles. The Museum (1998) was designed by Gyo Obata of Hellmuth Obata & Kassabaum. The surrounding Japantown neighborhood comprises several shopping areas in traditional Japanese style.

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Japanese American National Museum. Los Angeles, CA.Upper story details of Japanese American National Museum. Los Angeles, CA.Curved window of Japanese American National Museum. Los Angeles, CA.Theater lobby of Japanese American National Museum. Los Angeles, CA.
Japanese American National Museum (1998) (369 E 1st St.). Los Angeles, CA. Architect: Gyo Obata of Hellmuth Obata & Kassabaum.Upper story details of Japanese American National Museum. Los Angeles, CA.Curved window of Japanese American National Museum. Los Angeles, CA.Theater lobby of Japanese American National Museum. Los Angeles, CA.
Stone wall texture of Japanese American National Museum. Los Angeles, CA.Front courtyard with artificial stream at Japanese American National Museum. Los Angeles, CA.Front courtyard with approach to restaurant at Japanese American National Museum. Los Angeles, CA.Front courtyard screen with bamboo at Japanese American National Museum. Los Angeles, CA.
Stone wall texture of Japanese American National Museum. Los Angeles, CA.Front courtyard with artificial stream at Japanese American National Museum. Los Angeles, CA.Front courtyard with approach to restaurant at Japanese American National Museum. Los Angeles, CA.Front courtyard screen with bamboo at Japanese American National Museum. Los Angeles, CA.
Los Angeles Hompa Hongwanji Buddhist Temple. Los Angeles, CA.The Geffen Contemporary Art Gallery branch of MOCA beside Japanese American National Museum with Roybal Federal Building beyond. Los Angeles, CA.The Geffen Contemporary Art Gallery branch of MOCA in former warehouse. Los Angeles, CA.Traditional Japanese lookout tower at Japanese Village Plaza. Los Angeles, CA.
Los Angeles Hompa Hongwanji Buddhist Temple (1925) (opposite Japanese American National Museum). Los Angeles, CA.The Geffen Contemporary Art Gallery branch of MOCA beside Japanese American National Museum with Roybal Federal Building beyond. Los Angeles, CA.The Geffen Contemporary Art Gallery branch of MOCA in former warehouse. Los Angeles, CA.Traditional Japanese lookout tower at Japanese Village Plaza. Los Angeles, CA.
Stone fountain amid shops at Japanese Village Plaza. Los Angeles, CA.Rustic boulder beneath gingko tree at Japanese Village Plaza. Los Angeles, CA.Window display of Japanese food at Japanese Village Plaza. Los Angeles, CA.Weller Court Shopping Mall with City Hall beyond in Japantown. Los Angeles, CA.
Stone fountain amid shops at Japanese Village Plaza. Los Angeles, CA.Rustic boulder beneath gingko tree at Japanese Village Plaza. Los Angeles, CA.Window display of Japanese food at Japanese Village Plaza. Los Angeles, CA.Weller Court Shopping Mall (1978) with City Hall beyond in Japantown. Los Angeles, CA. Architect: Kajima Assoc..
Sculpted Friendship Knot by Shinkichi Tajiri at Weller Court in Japantown. Los Angeles, CA.Weller Court with model of Space Shuttle in Japantown. Los Angeles, CA.Memorial plaque to Col. Ellison Shoui Onizuka , Japanese American NASA Astronaut killed in Space Shuttle Discovery accident in LA's Japantown on street named in his honor. Los Angeles, CA.
Sculpted Friendship Knot (1981) by Shinkichi Tajiri at Weller Court in Japantown. Los Angeles, CA.Weller Court with model of Space Shuttle in Japantown. Los Angeles, CA.Memorial plaque to Col. Ellison Shoui Onizuka (1946-86), Japanese American NASA Astronaut killed in Space Shuttle Discovery accident in LA's Japantown on street named in his honor. Los Angeles, CA.

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