Calendar of Events — July 2013
All programs are free for JANM members and included with admission for non-members, unless otherwise noted. Events are subject to change.
Reservations are recommended for most programs; you may use the links below. You may also RSVP by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 213.625.0414 at least 48 hours in advance. Please indicate the name, date, and time of the program, as well as your name and the number of people in your party. (RSVPs are not accepted for Family Festivals).
For all ticketed events (classes, workshops, food tours, etc.), pre-payment is required to hold your space. Cancellations must be made 48 hours in advance or no refund will be issued.
JANM National Conference -- Speaking Up! Democracy, Justice, Dignity
July 4-7, 2013
Join us in Seattle, WA for a National Conference commemorating the 25th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Liberties Act of 1988
Online registration is now available. Check janm.org/conference2013 for information
Japanese Bites: Bento, Tsukemono, & Mochi Workshops
Mochi with Jenn Fujikawa:
Jenn Fujikawa will sign copies of her new cookbook Mochi: Recipes from Savory to Sweet!. Attendance to the signing is free with Museum admission.
About the Instructors:
Jenn Fujikawa is an Architectural Designer, Mom, Crafter, and Baker. You can read about her culinary adventures at her blog justJENN Recipes.
Yoko grew up in a Japanese foodie family where she learned from her mother's culinary skills, her grandfather's Tofu making activities, and her grandmother's mastery of the art of the Tea Ceremony. Yoko has parlayed these talents into a successful career as a Japanese food cooking instructor and lecturer.
She is a Japanese Food Storyteller and producer of a variety of Japanese cooking classes and workshops. She focuses on cultural aspects of Japan's rich food history and etiquettes. You can read more about Yoko's cooking classes at her website FoodStory.
Sonoko Sakai is a Japanese writer and producer who calls three places home: Los Angeles, Tehachapi and Tokyo. Sonoko learned how to cook from two wonderful cooks: her Japanese grandmother and her mother. Sonoko contributes stories and recipes to the Los Angeles Times. She is also a regular contributor to Zester Daily. To learn more about Sonoko, visit her website Cook Tells A Story.
Common Ground Exhibition Tour
LA Dodgers Japanese American Community Night & Fundraiser
Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Colorado Rockies
Be a part of the largest Japanese American Community Night at Dodger Stadium and support your favorite community organization.
Must purchase tickets in advance through the special online ordering page.
For more information, visit janm.org/dodgers-night.
Target Free Family Saturdays: Share Your Story!
Celebrate the exhibition Visible & Invisible: A Hapa Japanese American History and share your story with your family and friends! You won’t want to miss out on this fun Target Free Family Saturday.
ALL DAY ACTIVITIES:
• Create a memory book to jot down stories about you and your family.
• Make a family portrait collage.
• Ruthie’s Origami Corner: Fold a fun origami camera.
11AM: Doors open.
11AM-2PM: Make a salad and salad dressing that will soon become a family favorite with Kidding Around the Kitchen.
12PM & 2PM: Bring your memories and prepare to write! Instructor Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo will help you write your own family stories.
1PM: Take a tour of our exhibit Visible & Invisible: A Hapa Japanese American History with curator Dr. Duncan Williams.
1:30PM: Join us for a ‘mixed’ reading with! Leslie Ryan will read her book I Am Flippish and Heidi Cole will read her book Am I A Color?
2PM: Join us for a screening of the documentary Searchlight Serenade. Searchlight Serenade explores the big bands that were formed by Japanese Americans while incarcerated during World War II.
2:30PM: We Tell Stories will perform multicultural tales in Proud To Be Me!
3PM: Allen Say will read his new book The Favorite Daughter. This tale, dedicated with love to Say's daughter, is one for all parents who want their children to feel pride in their heritage, and to know their own greatest sources of strength and inspiration.
4PM: Doors close.
Generously sponsored by Target, these special Saturdays are filled with fun activities giving families unique ways to learn, play, and grow together.
Swing music played a vital role as escape, as therapy, and as a connection to the outside American world. Playing and appreciating such a totally American art form was an aspect of their American identity that could not be denied within the confines of the camps or the denial of their civil rights.
KEET-TV producers Claire Reynolds and Sam Greene collaborated with artist Amy Uyeki, to tell the stories of former internees who played music in the camps through interviews and archival footage interspersed with segments of Ms. Uyeki's twelve-minute animated short. Created from original woodcuts and drawings, the animation is inspired by actual events and accounts of some of the musicians and singers she interviewed.
With help from advisor and musician, George Yoshida, the Searchlight team was able to locate former bandmembers in Los Angeles, the San Francisco Bay Area, Yuba City and Portland. The interviews with 9 musicians and singers from the camps, many of whom are still performing, form the basis of this moving documentary, and their poignant stories and ebullient spirits remind viewers that art and music can be an incredible force of healing and positive energy in a difficult environment.
Edible Adventures in Little Tokyo: Sushi Graze
This walk will introduce you to some of the many varieties of sushi. Each will be sampled during a cultural graze of Little Tokyo. The stops will highlight a different kind of sushi along with the unique history of the food and the neighborhood. $70 Members; $80 non-members, includes admission. Comfortable walking shoes recommended. RSVP early, 15 students max.
Back to California after 100 Years with Misaki Matsui
Little Tokyo Walking Tour
Ruthie’s Craft Class: Kusudama
Hiro: A Story of Japanese Internment by Keiko Wright
Hong Zhang Gallery Talk