2016 / Drop-Off Day for items and letters to be stored in “Time After Time Capsule” at Little Tokyo’s museum, Dec. 15

“Time After Time Capsule” and Sebastian Masuda (left). (Photo © Takuya Sakamoto)

“Time After Time Capsule” and Sebastian Masuda (left). (Photo © Takuya Sakamoto)

In collaboration with The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles, and sponsored by NHK World, the Japanese American National Museum is displaying Time After Time Capsule from Nov. 1, 2016 through Jan. 29, 2017.

Time After Time Capsule was created by Sebastian Masuda, a Japanese artist and a founder of 6%DOKIDOKI, a boutique and a central hub of kawaii culture in Harajuku, Japan.

Time After Time Capsule is an ongoing art project which invites the public to contribute cherished personal items to fill 10 translucent sculptures that will travel around the world.

Each community is invited to offer or create colorfully decorated items of personal value, which will be then be placed in a nine-foot-tall translucent Hello Kitty time capsule.

All 10 sculptures will be gathered in Tokyo in 2020 to mark the Tokyo Olympics, and will then be fashioned into a monumental art piece for public viewing.

In 2035, each sculpture will be returned to its respective city where participants of this project will be able to reunite with the items and messages they contributed years earlier.

In the museum, “Drop-Off” Day for Time After Time Capsule is set for Thursday, Dec. 15, 3 pm – 8 pm. The museum will accept items and letters to be stored in the capsule. Free admission.

In conjunction with the museum’s Oshogatsu Family Festival, “Workshop with Artist Sebastian Masuda” will be held on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017 from 11 am – 5 pm. Free admission.

On all other days, the capsule will be on display only and viewable as part of paid admission to the museum.

The Japanese American National Museum is located at 100 North Central Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012. (213) 625-0414. http://www.janm.org

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