About the Museum

The Northwest Nikkei Museum is a program of JCCCW dedicated to promoting the heritage of the Pacific Northwest’s Nikkei community. We preserve and exhibit objects, photographs and more related to local Japanese American history.


To schedule a free tour or get more information on exhibits and programs, email admin@jcccw.org or call (206) 568-7114. For internships and volunteer opportunities with the Museum, email stephaniei@jcccw.org.

Museum Hours

Monday - Friday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
(206) 568-7114


Currently on Exhibit


Genji Mihara: An Issei Pioneer

Exhibit open during JCCCW Business Hours. Learn more.


Unsettled/Resettled: Seattle's Hunt Hostel

Exhibit open during JCCCW Business Hours. Learn more.


Original Seattle Japanese Language School and Nihonmachi Restaurant artifacts

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)


Restaurants in Seattle’s Historic Nihonmachi

Seattle Collects 1,000 Kokeshi