Browse Exhibits (4 total)

Northwest Asian American Theatre Poster Collection


Poster from productions and performances by and through the Northwest Asian American Theatre

Restaurant Menu Collection


Menus from restuarants of the
Chinatown International District and some from other areas.

Shibai: Seattle Japanese American Theater Collection

Nippon Kan Screen.jpg

法  (ほう)                   hō             dharma (Buddha’s teachings)

楽  (らく)                  raku         joy, rejoicing,  comfort, ease

法楽(ほうらく)   hōraku    the joy of waking to the dharma

“Entertainment followed (Buddhist) services, as far back as 1,200 years ago. Shibai (plays) were the sources of entertainment and taught us something.”
                                             -Reverend Masao Kodani Senshin  

                                                Buddhist Temple of Los Angeles  

Takano Studio Photograph Collection


Takano Studio was a Japanese photo studio in Seattle.

This collection is primarily 8 x 10 nitrate negatives of community members in the 1930s.