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The Japanese Nationality Room Committee invites you to come and bid on authentic and beautiful Japanese items for a fundraiser event.  Proceeds will go toward summer study abroad scholarships for Pitt students to study in Japan. 

Items include:

 Kimonos (Japanese traditional clothing)

Yukatas (Cotton kimonos for relaxation)

Obis (sash for kimonos)

Traditional Dolls (authentic Japanese dolls wearing kimonos)

Framed Japanese Art

Chinaware (teapots/cups, plates, etc.)

Books and Comics (written in Japanese)

12:00-1:30 pm: Luncheon and Preview

1:30-2:30 pm:   Silent Auction

                             (open to public)

2:30-3:00 pm:   Musical Entertainment and Closing

 

To RSVP, or if you have questions, please contact:

Sono Takano Hayes

412-741-3313  •  sonohayes@gmail.com

 

 

View silent auction items on Flickr

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For the first time in ninety years, objects donated to the Nationality Rooms are now on view in an interactive web experience.  Click the Resources tab to find the link to a brand new searchable, descriptive gallery of the treasures of the Nationality Rooms!  Many are never before publically seen items or are those that are not on view in the Rooms themselves.  Search by either ethnicity or category, or refine your search with both.

Artifacts Now Live

Our Spring 2016 Newsletter is now available online.

Spring 2016 newsletter

The latest Nationality Rooms newsletter is available online.

Lauren Davidson of the "Pittsburgh Magazine" has written a profile of Nationality Rooms Director, E. Maxine Bruhns.  Pictures in the article are by Pulitzer Prize winning photographer Martha Rial, including the portrait below.  Click here for the article.

Bruhns_by Martha Rial