Save the Date: JANM 2014 Gala Dinner

2014 Gala Dinner - Evolving Pastimes

It’s time again for JANM’s annual Gala Dinner! This year’s theme is Evolving Pastimes: Connecting Communities & Generations through Sports. It will be an evening of enlightening stories of history-making men and women who took sports beyond play to inspire, unite, elevate, and shape Japanese Americans.

We will celebrate athletes and sports personalities who not only made an impact at the highest levels of competition but helped forge enduring bonds—from the Nisei who sought normalcy through during the dark days of camp through sports like football, baseball, and basketball to the phenomenal growth of Japanese American leagues after the war.

Photo by Tracy Kumono


When: Saturday, April 12, 2014

Where: Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel
2025 Avenue of the Stars
Los Angeles, CA 90067

5PM – Silent Auction & Seafood Reception
7PM – Gala Dinner & Program
9:30PM – After Party

For more information about the Gala, please visit the 2014 Gala Dinner page:

Mike Shinoda with Glorious Excess motorcycle

New Silent Auction item just added! Mike Shinoda hand-painted & signed motorcycle

We have another amazing Silent Auction item for the 2012 Gala Dinner!

A Honda Fury Motorcycle, Hand-Painted & Signed by Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda!

Mike Shinoda with Glorious Excess motorcycleTake home this amazing customized Honda Fury motorcycle, hand-painted and signed by Linkin Park vocalist, Mike Shinoda!

This customized motorcycle was featured in Glorious Excess (Dies): Paintings by Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda (2009) at the Museum and has never been driven on the road.

Aside from his musical talents as the rapper, songwriter, keyboardist, vocalist, and rhythm guitarist, Mike Shinoda is incredibly gifted as an artist and painter. He has had a hand in most artistic facets of Linkin Park’s imagery, including album artwork, band merchandise, and on-stage production art.

The Honda Fury is the most distinctive custom Honda has ever created. Long, lean and mean, stretching nearly six feet from axle to axle, this machine literally screams with chopper style. And once you’ve saddled up and fired that big 1312cc V-twin, you’ll know you’ve experienced a motorcycle like none other.

Glorious Excess motorcycle at JANM

Terms: Includes: one (1) custom designed Honda Fury motorcycle, hand-painted and signed by Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda. Bidders must be at least 18 years of age with a valid driver’s license and able to present evidence of adequate insurance. Winner subject to verification of compliance with rules and may be required to execute liability release and affidavit of eligibility/publicity release. Other paperwork pending which may delay final delivery of motorcycle to winning bidder. The winning bidder is responsible for the pick-up and/or delivery of the Motorcycle from the Japanese American National Museum located at 100 N. Central Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012. The winning bidder is responsible for any income, sales taxes or other taxes, license, title, registration and other expenses associated with receiving the Motorcycle. Winning bidder agrees to release the Japanese American National Museum, and American Honda Motor Co. Inc., from any liability, including without limitation, property loss, injury, or death resulting from participation in this auction.

Donated by: American Honda Motor Co., Inc.

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For more information about the 2012 Gala Dinner & Silent Auction and After-Party at the JW Marriott at L.A. Live on Saturday, May 5:

2012 Gala Dinner After Party