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Calendar of Events — August 2014

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 rsvp@janm.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.

 

Saturday, August 2, 2014
10:30 AM

Members' Perseverance Gallery Talk

Before the Museum opens to the public, Members are invited to join Perseverance photographer/designer Kip Fulbeck and curator Takahiro Kitamura on a private gallery tour as they share special insight on the exhibition. RSVP to memberevents@janm.org or 213.830.5657. 30 participants max.

Read an article about curator Takahiro Kitamura on Discover Nikkei>>

Read about photographer/designer Kip Fulbeck on Discover Nikkei>>

Saturday, August 2, 2014
11:30 AM

Perseverance Gallery Talk

Join Perseverance photographer/designer Kip Fulbeck and curator Takahiro Kitamura as they lead a gallery tour with special insight on the exhibition. RSVP early, 30 participants max.

Read an article about curator Takahiro Kitamura on Discover Nikkei>>

Read about photographer/designer Kip Fulbeck on Discover Nikkei>>

Saturday, August 2, 2014
1:00 PM

Common Ground Exhibition Tour

events/commonground_2_1_png_200x200_autocrop_q85_11.jpg Tour our ongoing exhibition Common Ground: The Heart of Community with our knowledgeable Museum docents.

Saturday, August 2, 2014
2:00 PM

The Dragon Tattoo Lecture with Junii

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FREE

Bakuchi-uchi: Ippiki Ryu (The Dragon Tattoo) is a classic 1967 fictional yakuza film that delves into the world of Japanese tattoos in Osaka. Featured Perseverance artist Junii will lecture on the tattoos in the film, including the real tattoos worn by the actors. Clips from film to be presented along with lecture. Entire film will not be screened.

RSVP early.

Saturday, August 9, 2014
11:00 AM—5:00 PM

Natsumatsuri Family Festival

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FREE ALL DAY!

Join us for Natsumatsuri, our annual summer celebration featuring traditional Japanese and Japanese American performances, crafts, and activities.

Check janm.org/natsumatsuri2014 for schedule >>

Saturday, August 16, 2014
11:00 AM—5:00 PM

4th Annual Los Angeles International Tea Festival

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Saturday–Sunday, August 16–17

Presented by Chado Tea Room, exhibitors will offer tastings, talks, shows, and ceremonies celebrating worldwide tea culture. Profits from the tickets will go to support the National Museum’s mission.

Check teafestivalla.com for information and tickets >>

Saturday, August 16, 2014
3:00 PM

Japanese Tea Ceremony Demonstration

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FREE!

Saturday–Sunday, August 16–17

Please note the time has been changed.

The Japanese tea ceremony (chanoyu or sado) is a highly choreographed ritual of preparing and serving green tea (matcha) with traditional sweets to balance the bitter taste of the tea.

The featured ceremony will be arai jakin and habuta (wet cloth and leaf lid). Performed only in the summer, this procedure is designed to provide cool entertainment that will make guests forget about the heat.

Each seating is limited to 160 participants and will be on a first come, first served basis; no RSVPs accepted. Arrive early to reserve your spot!

Sunday, August 17, 2014
11:00 AM—5:00 PM

4th Annual Los Angeles International Tea Festival

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Saturday–Sunday, August 16–17

Presented by Chado Tea Room, exhibitors will offer tastings, talks, shows, and ceremonies celebrating worldwide tea culture. Profits from the tickets will go to support the National Museum’s mission.

Check teafestivalla.com for information and tickets >>

Sunday, August 17, 2014
3:00 PM

Japanese Tea Ceremony Demonstration

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FREE!

Saturday–Sunday, August 16–17

Please note the time has been changed.

The Japanese tea ceremony (chanoyu or sado) is a highly choreographed ritual of preparing and serving green tea (matcha) with traditional sweets to balance the bitter taste of the tea.

The featured ceremony will be arai jakin and habuta (wet cloth and leaf lid). Performed only in the summer, this procedure is designed to provide cool entertainment that will make guests forget about the heat.

Each seating is limited to 160 participants and will be on a first come, first served basis; no RSVPs accepted. Arrive early to reserve your spot!

Saturday, August 23, 2014
11:00 AM—1:30 PM

Organza Ikebana Design

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In this one-of-a-kind class, genzai (present) is merged with tradition. Learn a little about ikebana, the artistry of Japanese flower arranging, and its history in combination with some modern craft techniques. Those techniques will then be used to learn how to make beautiful organza fabric flowers and arrange them into ikebana designs, a hair piece and brooch that will last forever.

Appropriate for ages 12+. $55 members; $65 non-members, incl. admission and materials. RSVP early, 25 participants max. Includes 30 minute break.

Saturday, August 23, 2014
2:00 PM

Japanese Tattoo Free-Form Q&A

Perseverance artists and contributors, Kip Fulbeck, Takahiro Horitaka Kitamura, Chris Horishiki Brand, Chaz Bojorquez and Brian Kaneko will engage in a Q&A discussion with the audience about their work and passion for tattoos. Signing to follow.

RSVP early. Program free with admission. Free for Members.

Saturday, August 30, 2014
10:15 AM—12:15 PM

Little Tokyo Walking Tour

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Saturday, August 30, 2014
2:00 PM

Camera in Camp: Bill Manbo's Photographs of Heart Mountain

events/JANM-ColorsOfConfinement-TakeoBillManbo-fig12-050.jpg Historian Jasmine Alinder will give a lecture on photography and Japanese American incarceration that will feature the work of Bill Manbo who was imprisoned in Heart Mountain. Alinder will place Manbo's rare color photographs in the context of work by other famous photographers of that time including Ansel Adams, Dorothea Lange, Toyo Miyatake, and Carl Iwasaki.

Alinder is author of Moving Images: Photography and the Japanese American Incarceration and contributing author to Colors of Confinement: Rare Kodachrome Photographs of Japanese American Incarceration in World War II.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Special Engagement Closing

events/JANM-Colors-of-Confinement-BillManbo-150px_1.jpg Colors of Confinement: Rare Kodachrome Photographs of Japanese American Incarceration in WWII Closes

Read an interview with curator Eric Muller on Discover Nikkei>>

 

 

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