CJAHS Cultural Connections Events

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The Chicago Japanese American Historical Society (CJAHS) is proud to be in partnership with the Field Museum's Cultural Connections Program. This partnership provides CJAHS with opportunities every year to pursue its mission of documenting, preserving and sharing the history and legacy of Japanese Americans in Chicago.

CJAHS has worked with many cultural and educational institutions citywide through the Cultural Connections Program. Since its inception in the late 1990s, CJAHS has appreciated many opportunities to share Japanese American culture and tradition with the public. Through a coalition of 23 ethnic museums and cultural institutions, these partnerships form a dynamic venue for everyone to experience and understand the city's rich diversity.

Administered by the Field Museum's Center for Cultural Understanding and Change (CCUC), Cultural Connections events allow participants to become an "urban anthropologist" to "examine artifacts, observe cultural traditions, sample ethnic foods, and participate in lively discussions." This experience is designed to lead participants to appreciate cultural differences and to discover cultural similarities among ethnic communities.

Here is a small collection of images from the Cultural Connection Events.

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Honoring our Ancestors

A display created by Akemi Nakano Cohn at the "Honoring Our Ancestors" Cultural Connections presentation.

Courtesy of Jean Mishima

CJAHS Cultural Connections
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Star Quilts

Star quilts were presented at the 2006-2007 Cultural Connections exhibition called "How We Teach...Teaches".

Courtesy of the CJAHS

CJAHS Cultural Connections 2004
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Caligraphy

At the "Transmitting Culture- From Generation to Generation" event, several presenters showed the audience the art of Japanese caligraphy.

Courtesy of Jean Mishima

CJAHS Cultural Connections "The Art of Writing" 2002
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"Narratives: Doorways to our Communities"

A speaker presents at the 2005 Cutural Connections event called "Narratives: Doorways to our Communities".

Courtesy of Jean Mishima

CJAHS Cultural Connections
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"The Language of Looks"

The Japanese American representatives at the Cultural Connections event, "The Language of Looks", present traditional Japanese clothing.

Courtesy of Jean Mishima

CJAHS Cultural Connections “The Language of Looks”
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"The Language of Looks"

The Indo-American Center reprentative shows the audience at the 2005 - 2006 Cultural Connections presentation an example of traditional Indian clothing.

Courtesy of Jean Mishima

CJAHS Cultural Connections “The Language of Looks”
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Speaker at "The Language of Looks"

Mary Doi speaks at the 2005 -2006 Cultural Connections presentation.

Courtesy of Jean Mishima

CJAHS Cultural Connections “The Language of Looks”
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"Different Drummers: Heartbeat of Mother Earth and Rolling Thunder of Identity"

Several CJAHS representatives who help to create the annual Cultural Connections presentations. The event is "Different Drummers: Heartbeat of Mother Earth and Rolling Thunder of Identity" at the American Indian Center, which compared Taiko drumming to American Indian drumming. Hide Yoshihashi and members of JASC Tsukasa Taiko participated in the …

CJAHS Cultural Connections "How We Teach....Teaches" 2006
Contributed by: intrepidmouse

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