Calendar of Events — December 2013
All programs are free for Museum members and free with admission for non-members, unless otherwise noted. Events are subject to change.
Advanced reservations are recommended for most programs as seating/space may be limited. Some programs may have separate reservation contacts. Please check program description. When making a reservation, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 213.625.0414 at least 48 hours prior to the event. Include the name, date, and time of the program, as well as your name and the total in your party.
NEW: For all classes, workshops, and food tours, pre-payment is now required to hold your space. Please call 213.625.0414 or download the pre-payment form. Cancellations must be made 48 hours in advance or no refund will be issued.
Member Appreciation Days (MAD)
Friday-Sunday, November 29-30 & December 1
MAD is in its 10th year! National Members get a 20% discount at the Museum Store and janmstore.com, plus free admission and a 20% discount at 16 other participating Southern California institutions including museums, libraries, and other cultural sites like the California Science Center, Craft and Folk Art Museum, MOCA, Pacific Asia Museum, and the The San Diego Museum of Art.
Check janmstore.com/membershopping.html for details. Make sure you have a current membership card for this exciting event!
Introduction to Soba Making with Sonoko Sakai
Common Ground Exhibition Tour
The Military Intelligence Service (M.I.S.) in Occupied Japan
UPDATE: Change in panelists, with Edwin Nakasone, Bruce Kaji, and Ken Akune.
Author, professor, and M.I.S. veteran Edwin Nakasone will moderate a discussion with fellow veterans, Bruce Kaji and Hitoshi Sameshima, about their roles in the rebuilding of Japan after the end of World War II. The M.I.S., or the Military Intelligence Service, was a United States military unit mostly comprised of Japanese American Nisei who provided translation, interpretation, and interrogation services during World War II.
This program is presented by the Japanese American National Museum and the Go For Broke National Education Center.
Target Free Family Saturdays: Winter Wonderland
Join us for winter-themed fun at our Winter Wonderland Target Day!
11AM - 2PM: Join Kidding Around the Kitchen for a simple, yet delicious, Winter Wonderland cereal mix recipe that will make a delicious snack as well as a fun home-made present the kids will be so proud to give away to family, friends and teachers alike.
12PM - 2PM: Bring the whole family to take a picture with Asian American Santa Claus. And don’t forget to let him know what you want for Christmas!
12:30PM & 2:30PM: Join us for a guided tour of the Go For Broke: Japanese American Soldiers Fighting on Two Fronts exhibition.
1PM - 3PM: Take a dash through the snow—or rather asphalt—on a horse-drawn-carriage-on-wheels that will be fun for the whole family!
1PM & 3PM: Come and watch Star in a Glass Jar, a winter-time story performed through kamishibai (paper drama), a Japanese art form of storytelling. The story is about an incredible adventure of one child’s letter with no address which finds its way to the other side of the world. Paper character craft to follow performance.
ALL DAY ACTIVITIES:
• Decorate a photo frame to hold your picture with Asian American Santa!
• Construct a tiny winter wonderland to fill with seasonal cheer.
• Ruthie's Origami Corner: Make a winter reindeer.
Generously sponsored by Target, these special Saturdays are filled with fun activities giving families unique ways to learn, play, and grow together.
Check out our other fun and free Family Festivals!
Little Tokyo Walking Tour
Little Tokyo Walking Tour