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Calendar of Events — January 2020

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.

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.

Sunday, January 5, 2020
11:00 AM—5:00 PM

2020 Oshogatsu Family Festival - Year of the Rat

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SAVE THE DATE

FREE ALL DAY!

Welcome the Year of the Rat with crafts, food, cultural activities, and performances!

  • Performance by TAIKOPROJECT

  • Fun Oshogatsu and Year of the Rat-inspired crafts, origami, and scavenger hunt

  • Traditional mochitsuki (Japanese rice pounding ritual) performance by Kodama Taiko

  • Candy sculptures by Shan the Candyman

  • Lucky zaru soba (cold buckwheat noodles) and osechi ryori (traditional Japanese New Year foods) tasting

  • Souvenir photos by Nerdbot Photo Booth

  • Face painting with Party Face Magic

  • Fukubukuro (lucky grab bags) at the JANM Store

  • JANM Members Only reserved seating and express lines!

  • Free admission all day to see Under a Mushroom Cloud: Hiroshima, Nagasaki, and the Atomic Bomb; Fighting for Democracy: Who is the “We” in “We, the People”?; and Common Ground: The Heart of Community.

  • …and so much more!

    This event is free, but RSVPs are requested using the link below. Those who RSVP and show their ticket at the JANM membership table at the Oshogatsu Family Festival will be entered into a drawing for a one-year JANM family/dual level membership.

    Please check back for complete schedule.

     

    Sponsored by MUFG Union Bank, N.A.; City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs; Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture; and The Nissan Foundation. Media Sponsor: The Rafu Shimpo.

    Saturday, January 18, 2020

    Under a Mushroom Cloud Film Festival

    In conjunction with Under a Mushroom Cloud: Hiroshima, Nagasaki, and the Atomic Bomb, JANM is hosting a day-long Under a Mushroom Cloud Film Festival.

    JANM will screen four world acclaimed films related to the atomic bombs. These films tell the story of people who were under the two mushroom clouds. JANM encourages the public to see the films and share these stories of resilience, love, and hopes for peace.

    • 10:30 a.m.—Nagasaki: Memories of My Son (130 min, 2015, directed by Yoji Yamada)

    • 1 p.m.—In This Corner of the World (129 min, 2016, directed by Sunao Katabuchi)

    • 3:20 p.m.—The Face of Jizo (99 min, 2004, directed by Kazuo Kuroki)

    • 5 p.m.—Paper Lanterns (60 min, 2016, directed by Max Esposito and Barry Frechette);
      Q&A to follow with filmmakers

    Included with museum admission. Please check back for more information and tickets.

    This festival is co-presented with the Japan Foundation, Los Angeles.

     

     

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