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The 21st Century Museum: Significant artifacts selected by Japanese American National Museum Volunteers

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Mas Yamashita - Usu

Mas Yamashita, a volunteer docent at the Japanese American National Museum, talks about his favorite item in the museum's collection, the usu. The usu is central to the Japanese New Year tradition of making mochi.

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The 21st Century Museum: Mas Yamashita - Usu
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Japanese American National Museum volunteers created 30-second digital video shorts sharing their personal stories related to artifacts from the exhibition Common Ground: The Heart of Community . These video shorts ... More »


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