Japanese American Cultural and Community Center

Pasadena Art Alliance

Founded in 1971, the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center is one of the largest ethnic arts and cultural centers of its kind in the United States.  The mission of the JACCC is to present, perpetuate, transmit and promote Japanese and Japanese American arts and culture to diverse audiences, and to provide a center to enhance community programs.

Partial  funding will be provided for the exhibition “Enka!,” a multi-channel media presentation, which will include a series of original digital photographs by artist Bruce Yonemoto that aim to refresh the original political content of Enka songs. As a Japanese American artist, Yonemoto identifies with the multiple influences and people of Japan who reflect the present and future impact that Asia has on world culture and art.  This show will open in February 2017.