Please join us on June 15, 2024 on a bus trip to the Japanese American National Museum (JANM) to participate in the stamping of your family’s names in the Ireicho, the sacred book of names. 

Information and registration is available from the links below:

General information, lunch and cost: 2024 JAHSSD Ireicho Event (google.com)
Trip Schedule: 2024 JAHSSD Ireicho Event – Schedule (google.com)
Questions & Answers: 2024 JAHSSD Ireicho Event – Q&A (google.com)
Registration Forms: https://forms.gle/RdFUevG6MRv5rugE9

Before filling out the registration form, you will need the names, birthdate, and, if possible, the name of the camp(s) your family members were in. Because of the large size of our group, we need to limit the number of stampings to two names. If time permits, a third name may be stamped.

Please note that the JAHSSD member / Early-bird reservation is only open until April 14. Non-members (and members) are invited to register after April 15 until May 15

After your registration is received, you will be sent information about payment of fees for the bus ride. 

If you need any assistance in signing up, please contact us.


BIPOC History Ride

Celebrate the rich cultural history of San Diego by experiencing historic homes, buildings and landmarks that tell the legacy of Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) in the community. This is a self-guided bike ride that can be done at any time. This event is a collaboration between BikeSDCirculateSDPedal for Justice SD and the San Diego County Bicycle Coalition.

Find out more about the tour here, or go straight to the tour map here.


Japanese Americans in San Diego: 1885-present

Currently on exhibit in our reading room is a general history of the Japanese American community in San Diego. We have sections on the Issei farming and fishing industries; early community building; wartime incarceration; and community rebuilding and reparations after World War II.

Issei Fishing & Farming wall