All Smithsonian museums and the National Zoo are closed due to the federal government shutdown.
National Museum of American History
14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW
3rd Floor, East Wing, near entrance to Archives Center Floor Plan
Artifacts and archival materials donated by Michio and Aveline Kushi document their work as advocates of the macrobiotic vegetarian lifestyle. Macrobiotics, literally meaning "big life," is a spiritual, nutritional, and therapeutic system that focuses on the interrelationship of mind, body, spirit, and society. Macrobiotic principles are Pan-Asian in origin, dating back several centuries; the practice became very popular in the United States beginning in the 1960s.