Gannenmono: A Legacy of Eight Generations in Hawai‘i Exhibition
September 21, 2018 - February 24, 2019
9:00am - 5:00pm
Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum presents a new exhibit to honor the 150th anniversary of the arrival of the first Japanese plantation workers to Hawai‘i – known as the gannenmono. Drawing from Bishop Museum’s rich plantation-era collections, Gannenmono: A Legacy of Eight Generations in Hawai‘i will use first-hand accounts, historic illustrations and authentic cultural objects to unfold the harrowing tale of the first approximately 150 Japanese workers to cross the vast Pacific from Japan to Hawai‘i, and how their trials, perseverance and victories shaped the history of the two island nations. The exhibit is on display June 5, 2018-Feb. 24, 2019, in the historic Picture Gallery of the Hawaiian Hall complex.