2017 / Go For Broke: “Nikkei Samurai: Japanese Swords and the Nisei Veterans” exhibition, Aug. 15 -Sept. 17

Go For Broke Nikkei Samurai

Nikkei Samurai: Japanese Swords and the Nisei Veteran
Defining Courage Exhibition
Go For Broke National Education Center
355 East First Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012.

“Nikkei Samurai: Japanese Swords and the Nisei Veteran,” a special exhibition will be on display from Aug. 15-Sept. 17, 2017, in GFBNEC’s “Defining Courage” exhibition, located in the historic Buddhist temple on the west side of the plaza at First Street and Central Ave. in Little Tokyo.

The exhibition explores how second-generation Japanese American soldiers of World War II preserved and exemplified the samurai spirit–not only through the heroism of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team and 100th Battalion in the European Theater, but through the integrity of the Military Intelligence Service that served in the Pacific.

“Nikkei Samurai” is curated by Darin S. Furukawa and Michael Yamasaki, samurai arts specialists from the educational organization Jidai Arts (www.jidaiarts.com).

“Nikkei Samurai: Japanese Swords and the Nisei Veteran” is free with admission to GFBNEC’s “Defining Courage” exhibition.


The “Defining Courage” exhibition is free during Nisei Week, which runs from Aug. 19-27, 2017; general admission during regular operations is $9 for adults and $5 for seniors.

Students and teachers enter for free, courtesy of a generous grant from the Aratani Foundation.

Operating hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Thursday 12 p.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Closed on Monday.