Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre

Working with a guest curator, DJA developed the content for the ‘Levelling the Playing Field, Asahi Baseball Team, 1914-1941’. This exhibit told the story of the Asahi Japanese Canadian baseball team that played in Vancouver from 1914 to the start of World War II. Although there was much racial tension in Vancouver during these years, the exceptional talents of these players won over fans and demonstrated that hard work, patience and dedication can win out over extreme prejudice and ignorance. This show is light weight and folds down for travel. It has been across Canada several times and has been met with rave reviews.

This exciting project was our second opportunity to work with the Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre.


  • Content development/coordination
  • Exhibit design and modeling to explore design options
  • Design and production of graphics and supervision of fabrication
  • Input to, and supervision of the illustration work
  • Supervising construction and inaugural installation