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Calendar of Events — May 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 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.

Saturday, May 2, 2020
11:00 AM—4:00 PM

Two-Day Workshop: Natural Plant Dyeing—Kusakizome


Saturday–Sunday, May 2–3
11 a.m.–4 p.m. (both days)

Discover the world of color in Nature! Learn about kusakizome, which translates to “plant dyeing,” in a two-day workshop led by Glennis Dolce. Kusakizome has a long tradition in Japan with in-season plant materials collected regionally and used for different purposes.

We will continue our explorations using natural plant materials locally sourced. A swatch book will be created by each participant. New and returning participants encouraged. On the second day, participants will dye a silk scarf using the dyes.

Bring scissors and a notebook. $72 members, $90 non-members, plus $40 materials fee due to instructor at beginning of class (cash only). All fabrics and dyes and other materials are supplied. Please wear workshop attire. Limited to 20 participants. Museum admission included.

In the Nancy K. Araki Community Education Center

Sunday, May 3, 2020
11:30 AM

Common Ground Exhibition Tour in Japanese




In conjunction with the exhibition Common Ground: The Heart of Community
Saturday, May 16, 2020
11:00 AM—4:00 PM

Two-Day Jewelry Workshop: The Wonderful World of Washi


Saturday–Sunday, May 16–17
11 a.m.–4 p.m.

Learn how to make your own gorgeous jewelry!

Chigirie is a form of washi, handmade Japanese paper, that is produced only in solid colors which artisans carefully tear into fragments to create distinct color areas. In this workshop, participants will use both chigirie and washi to cover wooden beads of various shapes. They will then use their decorated beads combined with commercial components to create a truly unique necklace and earrings set.

Please bring a pair of sharp scissors, a snack, and a desire to practice and learn technical skills such as looping, wrapping, and clasping. Everything else will be supplied. $64 members, $80 non-members, plus $25 materials fee due to the instructor at the beginning of class (cash only). Museum admission included. Limited to 12 participants.

In the Koichi & Toyo Nerio Education Center



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