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Calendar of Events — March 2018

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 rsvp@janm.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.

Saturday, March 3, 2018
12:00 PM—3:00 PM

Hinamatsuri Workshop: Kokeshi Doll Art with Mari Inukai

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In celebration of Hinamatsuri (Girls’ Day), paint your own prince and princess kokeshi doll set with artist Mari Inukai. Bring pictures of your favorite flowers and textile samples as reference material to paint your doll’s kimono. All generations welcome!

Limited to 10 participants, however, to encourage collaboration, guests who wish to work together may sign up as a single participant; each participant group/team will then receive one set of dolls to work on, and pay a single participant fee.

$20 members, $25 non-members. Museum admission included. Limited to 10 participants. If you have questions, please contact visitorservices@janm.org.

This workshop is made possible in part by a grant from the City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs.

In the Koichi & Toyo Nerio Education Center

Saturday, March 3, 2018
12:15 PM

Members Only Learning at Lunch: Hinamatsuri

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Bring a brown bag lunch and join JANM collections staff as they look at a selection of artifacts focused on the history and traditions of Hinamatsuri (Girls’s Day).

Space is limited. RSVP by February 27 using the link below. You can also contact memberevents@janm.org or 213.830.5646.

In the Nancy K. Araki Community Education Center

Saturday, March 3, 2018
1:00 PM

Common Ground Exhibition Tour

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Tour the ongoing exhibition Common Ground: The Heart of Community with JANM’s knowledgeable docents.

Included with museum admission.

In conjunction with the exhibition Common Ground: The Heart of Community
Saturday, March 3, 2018
2:00 PM

Author Discussion—Un-American by Richard Cahan and Michael Williams

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Featuring rarely seen photographs by Dorothea Lange, Ansel Adams, and Japanese American photographers employed by the US government, Un-American is an extensive documentation of the incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II. Many of the photographs are accompanied by first-hand recollections from their subjects. Join the authors for a stimulating discussion of this important book.

Included with museum admission. RSVPs are recommended using the link below.

In the Tateuchi Democracy Forum

Available at the JANM Store.

Saturday, March 17, 2018
1:00 PM

Members Only Meet-and-Greet with Naomi Hirahara

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All members are invited to congratulate Naomi Hirahara on the completion of her popular Mas Arai mystery series prior to the author discussion about her book, Hiroshima Boy.

Space is limited. RSVP by March 13 using the link below. You can also contact memberevents@janm.org or 213.830.5646.

In the Koichi & Toyo Nerio Education Center

Saturday, March 17, 2018
2:00 PM

Author Discussion—Hiroshima Boy by Naomi Hirahara

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The latest and final installment in the Mas Arai series finds the curmudgeonly detective returning to Hiroshima to bring his best friend’s ashes to a relative. However, Mas quickly becomes embroiled in the mysterious death of a teenage boy, who was about the same age he was when he survived the atomic bomb in 1945.

Join award-winning author Naomi Hirahara for a reading and discussion.

Included with museum admission. RSVPs are recommended using the link below.

In the Tateuchi Democracy Forum

Hiroshima Boy will be available at the JANM Store. Visit janmstore.com to purchase copies of the other books in the Mas Arai series.

Saturday, March 24, 2018
11:00 AM—4:00 PM

Two-Day Workshop: Shibori On! Continuing Explorations in Shibori and Indigo

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Saturday–Sunday, March 24–25
11 a.m.–4 p.m.

In this two-day workshop, continue working with indigo and shibori dyeing using a broad selection of beautiful fabrics, both vintage and unique. Shibori techniques of itajime, arashi, nui, and more will be practiced with both new and continuing students.

Please wear studio clothing and bring rubber gloves, scissors, and a seam ripper. All other materials will be provided.

$72 members, $90 non-members, plus $40 materials fee due to instructor at beginning of class (cash only). Limited to 20 participants. Museum admission included.

In the Koichi & Toyo Nerio Education Center

Saturday, March 31, 2018
10:15 AM—12:15 PM

Little Tokyo Walking Tour

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Relive history and learn about present-day Little Tokyo with JANM docents.

$12 members, $15 non-members. Museum admission included. Comfortable walking shoes recommended. Weather permitting. Limited to 20 participants.

Saturday, March 31, 2018
11:00 AM—4:30 PM

Discover Your Japanese American Roots

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This comprehensive workshop led by genealogy buff Chester Hashizume will teach you to identify your ancestral Japanese hometown, uncover the meanings behind family crests and surnames, learn about conducting research in Japan, and much more.

$44 members, $55 non-members. Materials and museum admission included. Limited to 16 participants.

In the Koichi & Toyo Nerio Education Center

Saturday, March 31, 2018
2:00 PM

Go For Broke National Education Center Program

Partnership program with Go For Broke. Please check back for updates.

Free for JANM and GFBNEC members and included with JANM or GFBNEC admission. RSVPs are recommended using the link below.

In the Tateuchi Democracy Forum

 

 

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