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The Japanese American National Museum is a place for family fun and learning. Target continues its sponsorship of free family Saturdays in 2012. Because of their generous support, we will continue to bring exciting workshops, performances, and craft activities for young and big kids alike. We hope to see you and your entire family there!

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2012 Events

Saturday, December 8, 2012
11:00 AM—4:00 PM

Target Free Family Saturday: Holiday Celebration

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Enjoy a day of family fun and crafts. December’s theme is Holiday Celebration!

Generously sponsored by Target, these special Saturdays are filled with fun activities giving families unique ways to learn, play, and grow together.

ALL DAY CRAFTS AND ACTIVITIES:
• Create colorful garland to hang for the holidays.
• Add snow & sparkle to your own winter scene and shake things up for the season.
• Ruthie’s Origami Corner: Fold an origami lantern to brighten the season.

SCHEDULE:

11AM: Doors open

11AM-2PM: Make holiday fruit leather pouches with Kidding Around the Kitchen

12-4PM: Strike a pose! Take fun photos with holiday props by Rocket Photo Booths

1PM-4PM: Come decorate holiday cookies with Parties by Stacey. For children only, while supplies last.

2PM: We Tell Stories performs The Season of Giving

3PM: The Santa Monica Oceanaires will perform your favorite winter songs

4PM: Doors close

ABOUT OUR FRIENDS:
Kidding Around the Kitchen
Kidding Around the Kitchen (KATK) brings a “hands on” cooking experience and lesson in which the kids actively participate in the preparation of recipes. The result of their cutting, measuring, cooking, and then eating their creations is more than simply a lesson in health. They get to see, touch, smell, and taste the fruits, vegetables, nuts, cheeses, eggs, meats, and other ingredients that they may never have previously seen in their raw form.

For more information on Kidding Around the Kitchen, visit: www.kiddingaroundthekitchen.com.

Parties by Stacey
Parties by Stacey has been booking entertainers for and performing at children's parties in Southern California for over 12 years!

To book your party with Stacy, visit: http://www.partiesbystacey.com/.

Rocket Photo Booths
Rocket Photo Booths is a high quality photo booth rental service serving the greater Los Angeles, Orange, and San Diego areas.

http://socre8tive.com/.

Santa Monica Oceanaires
The Santa Monica Oceanaires have been entertaining Southern California audiences for more than twenty-five years with their unique style and barbershop harmony.

For more information about the Santa Monica Oceanaires, visit: http://www.oceanaires.org/.

We Tell Stories
We Tell Stories is a multi-ethnic group of artists that seeks to educate, nurture, and strengthen communities by reconnecting young audiences with the ancient powers of storytelling and theatre.

For more information about We Tell Stories, visit: http://www.wetellstories.org/.
Saturday, November 10, 2012
11:00 AM—4:00 PM

Target Free Family Saturday: Pop Culture

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Join us for a day of free family fun and craft projects inspired by the exhibition Giant Robot Biennale 3. November’s theme is Pop Culture!

Generously sponsored by Target, these special Saturdays are filled with fun activities giving families unique ways to learn, play, and grow together.

ALL DAY CRAFTS AND ACTIVITIES:
• Create a colorful pop culture collage
• Make a cardboard robot using a variety of fun materials.
• Ruthie’s Origami Corner: Learn how to make an origami dragonfly.

SCHEDULE:
11AM: Doors open

11AM-2PM: Make delicious corn on the cob cookies with Kidding Around the Kitchen

11:30AM – 12:30PM - 1:30PM - 2:30PM – 3:30PM: Learn some new dances moves in Creation Station’s Hip Hop dance classes

12-3PM: Grow Your Own Media will help you silkscreen a t-shirt or totebag for you to take home


2-4PM: Make your own comic strip with artist Yumi Sakugawa

2-4PM: Giant Robot Artists’ Entourage Workshop with Rob Sato: Come make some watercolor paintings with artist Rob Sato! Attendees will learn watercolor texture techniques and how to use masking in this workshop. Materials provided.

4PM: Doors close

ABOUT OUR FRIENDS:
Creation Station
Creation Station is a wildly creative dance school concept which provides movement based programs for children starting at 18 months of age. All of the classes at Creation Station reflect a commitment to promoting high self esteem. They entertain as well as educate and most of all, allow every child to be just that - a child! Creation Station takes a developmental approach to teaching. We offer classes for children ages 18 months to 16 years. If you come in for a class, please mention you met us at Target day and receive 20% off your session!

For more information on Creation Station, visit: Creation Station Culver City.

Grow Your Own Media
Grow Your Own Media is a community screen printing shop located in the Atwater Village neighborhood of Los Angeles. Their services include custom screen printing, screen printing classes, print studio rentals, event printing, and graphic design.

For more information about Grow Your Own Media, visit: http://www.gyomedia.com/LosAngeles/Welcome.html.

Kidding Around the Kitchen
Kidding Around the Kitchen (KATK) brings a “hands on” cooking experience and lesson in which the kids actively participate in the preparation of recipes. The result of their cutting, measuring, cooking, and then eating their creations is more than simply a lesson in health. They get to see, touch, smell, and taste the fruits, vegetables, nuts, cheeses, eggs, meats, and other ingredients that they may never have previously seen in their raw form.

For more information on Kidding Around the Kitchen, visit: www.kiddingaroundthekitchen.com.

Yumi Sakugawa
Yumi Sakugawa is an illustrator and comic book artist based in the greater Los Angeles area.

For more information about Yumi Sakugawa, visit: http://www.yumisakugawa.com/.

OTHER TARGET FREE FAMILY DAYS:
December Target Free Family Day: Holiday Celebration
Saturday, October 13, 2012
11:00 AM—4:00 PM

Target Free Family Saturday: Marvelous Masks

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Enjoy a day of family fun and crafts. October’s theme is masks!

Generously sponsored by Target, these special Saturdays are filled with fun activities giving families unique ways to learn, play, and grow together.

ALL DAY CRAFTS AND ACTIVITIES:
  • Make a mask marvelous by adding your own fun and flair

  • Use your imagination to create some props for dress-up and disguise!

  • Ruthie’s Origami Corner: Make a spooktacular origami ghost


  • SCHEDULE:
    11AM: Doors open

    11AM-2PM: Make fall fruit faces with Kidding Around the Kitchen

    1-4PM: Let Cartoon Slinger draw a superhero caricature of you!

    2-4PM: Meet-and-greet with real lucha libre wrestlers from Legion Championship Wrestling!

    3PM: Watch Dapur Kita Productions will perform a traditional Balinese masked dance accompanied by live Balinese music

    4PM: Doors close


    ABOUT OUR FRIENDS:
    Kidding Around the Kitchen
    Kidding Around the Kitchen (KATK) brings a “hands on” cooking experience and lesson in which the kids actively participate in the preparation of recipes. The result of their cutting, measuring, cooking, and then eating their creations is more than simply a lesson in health. They get to see, touch, smell, and taste the fruits, vegetables, nuts, cheeses, eggs, meats, and other ingredients that they may never have previously seen in their raw form.

    For more information on Kidding Around the Kitchen, visit: www.kiddingaroundthekitchen.com.

    Legion Championship Wrestling
    Legion Championship Wrestling (LCW) is the newest and hottest wrestling company on the west coast. LCW runs live shows on the last Sunday of every month at the Casa Del Mexicano in East LA, CA.

    For more information about Legion Championship Wrestling, visit: http://legionchampwrestling.blog.com/.

    Cartoon Slinger
    Dominic Arneson has been drawing caricatures professionally for nearly 15 years and has entertained all types of clients and party guests with his fast hand and friendly persona, from celebrities and corporate executives to children with disabilities. From infants to senior citizens, Dominic has drawn people of all walks of life, and thousands have enjoyed a personalized, one-of-a-kind cartoon that was created in their likeness, just for them.

    For more information about Cartoon Slinger, visit: http://www.cartoonslinger.com/.

    Dapoer Kita Productions
    Dapoer Kita Productions is a professional event and meeting planning company based in Los Angeles that focuses on the planning, coordination and organizing of premier events and meetings as well as artist and performer management. Our goal is to offer each client an experience that is unique and flawless. The meticulous, diligent, and friendly approach of our team will ensure that you will receive one of a kind event service.

    We offer for a variety of unique Indonesian cultural performances - from music to dance - that reflect the diversity of cultures from the many ethnic groups that compose the nation of Indonesia.

    For more information, please contact Sri Susilowati at (626)298-1915

    OTHER TARGET FREE FAMILY DAYS:
    November Target Free Family Day: Marvelous Masks
    December Target Free Family Day: Holiday Celebration
    Saturday, July 14, 2012
    11:00 AM—4:00 PM

    Target Free Family Saturday: Faces + Places

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    Enjoy a day of family fun and crafts. July’s theme is travel! Keep checking back for more information.

    Generously sponsored by Target, these special Saturdays are filled with fun activities giving families unique ways to learn, play, and grow together.

    ALL DAY CRAFT ACTIVITIES:
  • Make a travel bag for your summer adventures

  • Decorate a journal to capture travel memories

  • Ruthie’s Origami Corner: origami jet plane

  • *SPECIAL! Fill out our family survey and get a free Metro token for your family! (While supplies last)

    SCHEDULE:
    11am – Doors open

    11am-4pm: Hale'iwa Shave Ice will be giving out child-size shave ice (while supplies last, for children only)

    11:15am – 12:15pm: Family Little Tokyo Walking Tour (10 people max)

    11:30am • 12:30pm • 1:30pm • 2:30pm • 3:30pm
    30-minute kid-friendly Japanese language classes by the Beverly Hills Lingual Institute (10 people max per class)

    12pm: Asian-themed candy buffet by Sweetlips Design (while supplies last, for children only)

    1pm – 4pm: Make your own version of Kidding around the Kitchen’s award-winning citrus sunshine faces

    1pm – 4pm: Let Party Face airbrush your face! (for children only)

    2:30pm – 5:30pm: Special Free Family Little Tokyo Gastronomy Tour by Six Taste Tours(families only, 14 people max)

    4pm – Doors close


    ABOUT OUR FRIENDS:
    Beverly Hills Lingual Institute
    The BEVERLY HILLS LINGUAL INSTITUTE is a unique, unparalleled private language school offering high quality instruction in 25 languages. Well established and highly regarded, BHLI has an impressive student retention rate and is enthusiastically recommended by its own students as well as consulates, cultural institutions and area universities. During each eight week term, BHLI offers more than 180 classes at all levels, beginning through advanced, using high quality university textbooks and curricula. Small classes of no more than ten students meet once a week for 80 minutes and are taught by professional, native speaker instructors, many of whom are also teaching at local universities and colleges.

    For more information about the Beverly Hills Lingual Institute, visit www.bhlingual.com/index.html.

    Sweetlips Design
    Sweetlips Design is the chocolate-dipped and candy-coated lovechild of April Castelo-Canlas' formal education in fine art and design, her background in retail visual merchandising, and a career in fashion licensing-- All sprinkled generously with her natural knack for event planning and keen eye for detail.

    Fueled by a fiercely creative imagination and driven by intuitive artistic and technical skills, April creates a multitude of memorable, one-of-a-kind event experiences as individual and unique as each of her clients. No two projects are ever exactly the same.

    Always experimenting with new ideas, she cites "love, art, childhood memories, nature, family and friends" as her main sources of inspiration.

    April lives in Los Angeles with her fiancé Nickolaus. She enjoys painting, sports, cooking, hiking, and of course, entertaining for family and friends.

    For more information on Sweetlips Design, visit: www.sweetlipsdesign.com

    Kidding Around The Kitchen
    Kidding Around the Kitchen (KATK) brings a “hands on” cooking experience and lesson in which the kids actively participate in the preparation of recipes. The result of their cutting, measuring, cooking, and then eating their creations is more than simply a lesson in health. They get to see, touch, smell, and taste the fruits, vegetables, nuts, cheeses, eggs, meats, and other ingredients that they may never have previously seen in their raw form.

    For more information on Kidding Around the Kitchen, visit:www.kiddingaroundthekitchen.com.

    Party Faces
    Party Faces brings an exciting, and colorful contribution to any event. For more information about Party Faces, visit www.partyfaces.com.

    Six Taste's Little Tokyo Food Tour
    Little Tokyo is home to several restaurants, bakeries, and other historical eating establishments. Its 100-plus years of history provide some fascinating stories. Six Taste's Little Tokyo Tour will take you throughout Little Tokyo, from Fugetsu-Do, a confectionary shop and the oldest building in Little Tokyo to Chado Tea Room, where you'll get to taste some authentic Japanese tea, to several other restaurants and other eateries.

    Six Taste's food tours are more than just walking and eating. They hope to provide you with an entertaining, educational, and exciting experience. You'll learn about Japanese culture, the history of Little Tokyo, the art and science of tasting, and have great conversations over great food.

    The "Gastronaut Tour" includes a balance of history, culture, and delicious food. You'll stop at some of the most fascinating historical locations in Little Tokyo, meet owners of some of the longest running stores in Little Tokyo, try amazing food at seven different locations, and learn about Japanese culture and culinary customs. This tour is perfect for tourists or LA natives that have never ventured into Little Tokyo before.

    For more information about Six Taste and it’s other tours, visit www.sixtaste.com.

    Hale'iwa Shave Ice
    Hale'iwa Shave Ice is a food truck that serves authentic Hawaiian shave ice. For more information about Hale'iwa Shave Ice, visit http://haleiwashaveice.com/index.html.

    OTHER FAMILY EVENTS
    14th Annual Summer Festival on the Courtyard: Japanese American Olympics
    Target Free Family Saturday: Celebrate Asian Pacific Heritage: May 12, 2012- May 12, 2012, Japanese American National Museum, Los Angeles, CA
    Saturday, May 12, 2012
    11:00 AM—4:00 PM

    Target Free Family Saturday: Celebrate Asian Pacific Heritage

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    May is Asian Pacific Heritage month. Celebrate with fun arts, crafts, and food for the whole family. Keep checking back for more information.

    Generously sponsored by Target, these special Saturdays are filled with fun activities giving families unique ways to learn, play, and grow together.

    ALL DAY CRAFT ACTIVITIES:
  • Customize a re-useable lunch bag for carrying tasty treats!
  • Construct & embellish your own decorative paper lantern
  • Ruthie’s Origami Corner: origami balloons


  • SCHEDULE:
    11AM – Doors open

    11 AM - 4 PM - Mighty Boba Truck will be giving away mini-sized boba milk teas (For children only, while supplies last)

    12 PM A sushi tasting with Toshi Sushi (For children only, while supplies last)

    1 PM – A Hawaiian food tasting with Aloha Cafe (For children only, while supplies last)

    1 - 4 PM – Make Asian Fusion Chicken noodle soup with Kidding Around the Kitchen

    2 PM – A Korean roti (bread) tasting with Cafe Dulce (For children only, while supplies last)

    3 PM – A Japanese pastry tasting with Mikawaya (For children only, while supplies last)

    4PM – Doors close


    ABOUT OUR FRIENDS:
    Kidding Around The Kitchen
    Kidding Around the Kitchen (KATK) brings a “hands on” cooking experience and lesson in which the kids actively participate in the preparation of recipes. The result of their cutting, measuring, cooking, and then eating their creations is more than simply a lesson in health. They get to see, touch, smell, and taste the fruits, vegetables, nuts, cheeses, eggs, meats, and other ingredients that they may never have previously seen in their raw form.

    For more information on Kidding Around the Kitchen, visit:www.kiddingaroundthekitchen.com.

    The Mighty Boba Truck
    The Mighty Boba Truck offers main dishes, known as Mighty Heroes, featuring Buttermilk Popcorn Chicken, Island Pork Chop, Taiwanese Sweet Sausage, and Marinated Tofu Steak. In addition, we serve sides (namely Sidekicks) such as Sweet Butter Toast, Consensed Milk Toast, and Honey Sweet Potato Fries. We also invent Specials of the Month items to add to the variety of flavors.

    Most importantly, The Mighty Boba Truck delivers TASTE-omizable Mighty Concoctions, made-to-order tapioca Boba Tea beverages. Choose from Black Tea, Green Tea, several Milk Teas (Regular, Honey, Almond) and many Refreshing Teas (Passion Fruit, Honey, Mango), with or without sweet gummy boba balls. Yum…Special requests (less sugar/milk, etc) are welcome; if we can do it, we’ll do it. And just like our food selection, we introduce new Flavor of the Month to stimulate different taste buds. ^_^v

    For more information on the Mighty Boba, visit www.mightyboba.com.

    Toshi Sushi
    Owner Chef Toshihiko Seki is one of a few Edomae (traditional) sushi chefs. He was trained in Japan, and has more than 30 years of experience.

    For more information on Toshi Sushi, visit:visit Toshi Sushi's Facebook page.

    Aloha Cafe
    Aloha Cafe has been proudly serving Hawaiian food since 1996. Originally located in Monterey Park, Aloha Cafe prides itself on bringing you authentic island-style cuisine in a laid back atmosphere. Come visit our new location in Little Tokyo, inside Honda Plaza (across from Office Depot).

    For more information on Aloha Cafe, visit www.eatatalohacafe.com.

    Cafe Dulce
    Located in the Japanese Village Plaza, Cafe Dulce is one of Little Tokyo's newest coffee shops. For more information about Cafe Dulce, visit www.cafedulce.co.

    Mikawaya
    Since 1910 Mikawaya has taken pride in the manufacture and sales of traditional Japanese pastries known as "Wagashi"

    For more information about Mikawaya, visit www.mikawayausa.com.

    2012 TARGET FAMILY FREE SATURDAY SCHEDULE
    July 14: Faces + Places

    OTHER FAMILY EVENTS
    14th Annual Summer Festival on the Courtyard: Japanese American Olympics
    Target Free Family Saturday: Monster Mash: April 14, 2012- April 14, 2012, Japanese American National Museum, Los Angeles, CA
    Saturday, April 14, 2012
    11:00 AM—4:00 PM

    Target Free Family Saturday: Monster Mash

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    Enjoy a day of monster related fun and crafts for the whole family.

    Generously sponsored by Target, these special Saturdays are filled with fun activities giving families unique ways to learn, play, and grow together.


    ALL DAY CRAFT ACTIVITIES:
  • Add fun to your footsteps and terror to your trot by making monster feet.
  • Make a colorful zigzag monster puppet.
  • Help us with a little spring cleaning! Create a friendly or ferocious creature using a variety of fun supplies brought out from the Museum’s art supply closet!
  • Ruthie’s Origami Corner: Impress your friends with an origami monster.
  • SCHEDULE:
    11AM – Doors open

    1 - 4 PM - Join Kidding Around the Kitchen and come cut up some crazy ingredients to make your own Healthy Monster Mash Mix

    1 – 4 PM – Get your face or hands monsterized by a professional face painter

    1 – 4 PM – What would you look like as a monster? Get monster caricature by a professional artist

    2 PM– Artist, toy designer, and unofficial Kaiju* Toy and Art Ambassador Mark Nagata will talk about Kaiju toys and how they are made.

    4PM – Doors close

    ABOUT OUR FRIENDS:
    Kidding Around The Kitchen
    Kidding Around the Kitchen (KATK) brings a “hands on” cooking experience and lesson in which the kids actively participate in the preparation of recipes. The result of their cutting, measuring, cooking, and then eating their creations is more than simply a lesson in health. They get to see, touch, smell, and taste the fruits, vegetables, nuts, cheeses, eggs, meats, and other ingredients that they may never have previously seen in their raw form.

    For more information on Kidding Around the Kitchen, visit:www.kiddingaroundthekitchen.com.

    Mark Nagata
    Ask anyone who knows Mark to describe him and the two things that will come up are toys and art.

    After attending the Academy of Art College in San Francisco during the late 80's and picking up a New York artist's rep, Mark embarked on a 10-year plus journey as a freelance commercial illustrator. Over the years he's worked with a diverse client list which has included Scholastic Books, Bantam Books, Harper Collins, Becketts Publications, Schlage Locks, AMD, Genentech, IBM, Square Soft, Activision, DC Comics, Sony, Galoob Toys, Lucasfilms, Hasbro Toys and numerous Advertising and Design firms nationally and internationally. The highlight of this time included over 40 cover paintings for RL Stine's Goosbumps book series, Give Yourself Goosbumps.

    Churning out hundreds of assignments over the years, coupled with deadlines from hell took a toll, both mentally and physically. "I had to reassess what was important in my life and refocus my abilities towards a new goal. " said Nagata.

    "I'd been collecting Japanese toys all along, and suddenly realized it would be cool to have a magazine of some type devoted to them.

    So it's no surprise that Mark ended up creating and publishing Super7 Magazine. After successfully building the Super7 brand for nearly 4 years , it was time to sell and move on."I wasn't able to paint as much as I wanted, and I realized that the part of Super7 I enjoyed the most was creating toys " reflects Nagata.

    The end of Mark's involvement with Super7 is the beginning of his new venture called Max Toy Company. With a nod to the Golden Age of Japanese toys, Max Toy Co. will continue the tradition of offering classic Japanese character toys by all the best toy companies.

    Max Toy Co. will be producing it's own exclusive toys, both licensed and original. A special Max Toy Club will be offered, allowing members exclusive toy variations and more !

    "Max Toy Co. will allow me to produce original artwork, sculpt new toys, and work directly with a lot of my talented artist friends." Nagata says. Max Toy Co is a synthesis of toys and art ... both life long passions.

    For more information, please visit www.marknagata.com/.

    2012 TARGET FAMILY FREE SATURDAY SCHEDULE
    May 12: Celebrate Asian Pacific Heritage
    July 14: Faces + Places


    OTHER FAMILY EVENTS
    14th Annual Summer Festival on the Courtyard: Japanese American Olympics
    Target Free Family Saturday: Folding Paper!: March 10, 2012- March 10, 2012, Japanese American National Museum, Los Angeles, CA
    Saturday, March 10, 2012
    11:00 AM—4:00 PM

    Target Free Family Saturday: Folding Paper!

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    Help us celebrate our new exhibition Folding Paper: The Infinite Possibilities of Origami with a day of origami for the whole family.

    Generously sponsored by Target, these special Saturdays are filled with fun activities giving families unique ways to learn, play, and grow together.


    ALL DAY CRAFT ACTIVITIES:
  • Origami crease patterns can be exciting too! See what unique designs emerge when you color in a sheet of crease pattern shapes.
  • Stop by our drop-in origami table to fold something fantastic and fun.
  • Help us make the longest paper chain ever made at JANM. Learn how to fold a link and watch the chain grow as visitors contribute throughout the day!
  • Ruthie’s Origami Corner: Sail on over to Ruthie’s corner to learn how to make an origami boat.

  • SCHEDULE:
    11AM – Doors open

    1 - 4 PM - Kidding Around the Kitchen is going to help our little friends learn how to make their own lunch time wraps.

    1 – 4 PM – Be amazed by a wandering “dollar bill” origami expert

    1 PM – Take a guided gallery tour of Folding Papers with curator Meher McArthur

    2 PM – Author Takayuki Ishii will talk about his book One Thousand Paper Cranes: The Story of Sadako and the Children's Peace Statue, an inspirational story of the Japanese national campaign to build the Children's Peace Statue honoring Sadako and hundreds of other children who died as a result of the bombing of Hiroshima.
    Purchase the book from the Museum Store >>

    *Special! Help contribute to our 1000 Cranes for world peace by folding a crane

    4PM – Doors close

    ABOUT OUR FRIENDS:
    Kidding Around The Kitchen
    Kidding Around the Kitchen (KATK) brings a “hands on” cooking experience and lesson in which the kids actively participate in the preparation of recipes. The result of their cutting, measuring, cooking, and then eating their creations is more than simply a lesson in health. They get to see, touch, smell, and taste the fruits, vegetables, nuts, cheeses, eggs, meats, and other ingredients that they may never have previously seen in their raw form.

    For more information on Kidding Around the Kitchen, visit:www.kiddingaroundthekitchen.com.

    One Thousand Paper Cranes: The Story of Sadako and the Children's Peace Statue written by Pastor Takayuki Ishii
    Ten years after the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, Sadako Sasaki died as a result of atomic bomb disease. Sadako's determination to fold one thousand paper cranes and her courageous struggle with her illness inspired her classmates. After her death, they started a national campaign to build the Children's Peace Statue to remember Sadako and the many other children who were victims of the Hiroshima bombing. On top of the statue is a girl holding a large crane in her outstretched arms. Today in Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, this statue of Sadako is beautifully decorated with thousands of paper cranes given by people throughout the world.

    2012 TARGET FAMILY FREE SATURDAY SCHEDULE
    April 14: Monster Mash!

    May 12: Celebrate Asian Pacific Heritage
    July 14: Faces + Places


    OTHER FAMILY EVENTS
    14th Annual Summer Festival on the Courtyard: Japanese American Olympics

    Target Free Family Saturday: Ready, Set, Go!: Feb. 11, 2012- Feb. 11, 2012, Japanese American National Museum, Los Angeles, CA
    Saturday, February 11, 2012
    11:00 AM—4:00 PM

    Target Free Family Saturday: Ready, Set, Go!

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    Learning, crafts, and fun for the entire family! February’s theme is healthy living.

    Generously sponsored by Target, these special Saturdays are filled with fun activities giving families unique ways to learn, play, and grow together.


    ALL DAY CRAFT ACTIVITIES:
  • Hop, skip, and jump on over to the Museum to embellish a jump rope.
  • Make a recipe holder for your favorite healthy recipes. We’ll have some recipes from Kidding Around in the Kitchen ready to go along with your creation!
  • Ruthie’s Origami Corner: An apple a day, keeps the doctor away! Make an origami apple with Ruthie.

  • SCHEDULE:
    11AM – Doors open

    11 AM – 12:30 – Chef Naoko Moore teaches you how to eat healthy by making onigiri (rice balls)! (1st come 1st serve, limit 15 students)

    1 – 2 PM -- Chef Sonoko Sakai teaches you how to eat healthy by making delicious miso soup! (1st come 1st serve, limit 15 students)

    1 - 4 PM - Kidding Around the Kitchen is happy to show families how to make their own Ready Set Go Delicious Kebabs

    1 – 4 PM – SPECIAL! Artists from our Drawing the Line: Japanese American Art, Design & Activism in Post-War Los Angeles exhibition will be in the galleries talking about their work.

    1 PM – Cut a rug! Learn how to Bon Odori (style of dancing performed during a traditional Japanese festival)

    2 PM – Palpitating Panthers Jump Rope Team performance and workshop

    3 PM – Let HoopItUp teach you how to hula hoop your way to good health

    4PM – Doors close

    ABOUT OUR FRIENDS:
    COMMON GRAINS presents two Japanese cooking workshops:
    Naoko Moore is a donabe & Japanese home-cooking expert. She runs Iga-yaki donabe and cooking websites in English and also hosts donabe & Japanese cooking classes in her kitchen in Los Angeles. Her company, toiro, is a US representative of an authentic Iga-yaki donabe & pottery producer, Nagatani-en (“iga-mono” brand), which was founded in 1832 in Iga, Japan. Visit Naoko's website: www.toirokitchen.com and Naoko's blog: naokomoore.com.)

    The Common Grains project is presented by the leading Japanese rice miller and is made possible with a grant from METI's Cool Japan. Sonoko Sakai is a Los Angeles based Japanese cooking teacher, cookbook author, soba maker and a contributing writer for the Los Angeles Times Food Section and Zester Daily. She is the program curator of Common Grains. Visit her websites: www.cooktellsastory.com. and www.commongrains.com.

    Brown rice "onigiri" workshop with Naoko Moore
  • Classic-style grilled salmon onigiri
  • Satsuma yam "takikomi" style rice onigiri

  • Easy Dashi and Miso Soup workshop with Sonoko Sakai
  • Classic-style dashi broths
  • Tofu and wakame miso soup
  • Winter vegetable and meat miso soup

  • Dashi is the foundation of Japanese cuisine. Learn how to make two delicious vegan and fish based dashi from scratch, using bonito flakes, konbu seaweed and shitake mushrooms. Sonoko will show you how select, store and hydrate the dried ingredients; and how to cook dashi at the right temperature, so you can extract the tastiest broths. She will show you how easy it is to make miso soup with a variety of vegetables and meat.

    Palpitating Panthers Jump Rope Team
    Palpitating Panthers Jump Rope Team is proud to have a long and rich history in the Southern California area as well as in the jump rope world. The team began in 1990 under founding coach, Janis Fuhrman. Palpitating Panthers and its team members have been at the vanguard of the sport, appearing in multiple commercials, videos, and tv shows. In order to spread the sport and promote a healthy lifestyle for children, the Panthers perform and teach for numerous schools and other events with the American Heart Association. We compete at the local and national level through AAU Junior Olympic Games, and at USAJR Nationals.

    For more information about Palpitating Panthers, visit www.palpitatingpanthers.org/.

    Hoopitup
    Hoopitup! Worldwide is a global community coming together one circle at a time. We are fitness activists empowering the world through hoop, dance and exercise. We utilize the hoop as a tool to bring people together, raise awareness and create positive change for social issues.

    For more information about Hoopitup, visit www.hoopitupkids.com/index.cfm?id=1 .

    Kidding Around The Kitchen
    Kidding Around the Kitchen (KATK) brings a “hands on” cooking experience and lesson in which the kids actively participate in the preparation of recipes. The result of their cutting, measuring, cooking, and then eating their creations is more than simply a lesson in health. They get to see, touch, smell, and taste the fruits, vegetables, nuts, cheeses, eggs, meats, and other ingredients that they may never have previously seen in their raw form.

    For more information on Kidding Around the Kitchen, visit:www.kiddingaroundthekitchen.com.

    2012 TARGET FAMILY FREE SATURDAY SCHEDULE
    March 10: Folding Paper!

    April 14: Monster Mash!

     

     

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