Northwest Nikkei Museum

About the Museum

The Northwest Nikkei Museum is dedicated to preserving the heritage and history of the Pacific Northwest’s Nikkei community. Run and operated by the all-volunteer Northwest Nikkei Museum Committee, the NW Nikkei Museum gives Japanese Americans an opportunity to write and record their history in their own words to pass on to future generations.

The museum is open Monday through Friday from 9:30 am- 5:00 pm. To schedule a free tour or get more information on exhibits, programs, or joining the Committee, email or call (206) 568-7114. For internships and volunteer opportunities with the Museum, email

Permanent Exhibition:

Unsettled/Resettled: Seattle’s Hunt Hotel

Interwoven: Community Perspectives on Issei Pioneer Genji Mihara (working title)

Past Exhibitions:

Bases as Bridges: Baseball from Japan to Washington

Art Behind Barbed Wire: A Pacific Northwest Exploration of the Japanese American Arts and Crafts Created in World War II Incarceration Camps (2012-2013)

Itadakimasu! Restaurants in Seattle’s Historic Nihonmachi

Seattle Collects 1,000 Kokeshi