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Series: Lifelong Learning

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, August 26, 2017
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, August 26, 2017
11:00 AM—4:00 PM

Two-Day Shibori On! Workshop

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SOLD OUT

Saturday–Sunday, August 26–27
11 a.m.–4 p.m. (both days)

Glennis Dolce is back from her Japan Silk Study Tour and will have plenty to share in this two-day workshop! Continue working on itajime, arashinui, and other shibori dyeing techniques on a broad selection of fabrics, and learn about dyeing threads for stitching.

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.

This program is sold out. To be placed on a waitlist, please email visitorservices@janm.org.

Saturday, September 9, 2017
11:00 AM—4:30 PM

Jewelry Workshop—The World of Washi: Introductory Class

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Washi is a traditional Japanese handmade decorative paper that dates back to the seventh century. Unlike machine-made paper from wood pulp, washi is made from the inner bark of plants such as mulberry, bamboo, wisteria, and hemp. The intertwining of fibers results in paper that is strong, durable, washable, and acid-free. Its thin, smooth, soft surface can be printed with vivid colors and complex designs.

In this workshop led by Reiko Nakano, learn about the history of washi and how to apply it onto a variety of wooden shapes to create jewelry. Make a souvenir washi pendant necklace using wooden beads; in the process, learn techniques of looping and wrapping, how to make an adjustable knot, and how to lacquer your washi projects. Bring a shoebox or plastic case to hold materials, a pair of sharp scissors, and a lunch or snack.

$32 members, $40 non-members. Museum admission included. Fee for materials has been graciously covered by a grant from the City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs. Limited to 12 participants.

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

Saturday, September 30, 2017
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, September 30, 2017
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.

Saturday, October 14, 2017
1:00 PM—3:00 PM

Origami with Ruthie Kitagawa: Autumn Cards

Make autumn cards and a decorative box using origami techniques.

$12 members, $15 non-members. Supplies and museum admission included. Limited to 10 participants.

Saturday, October 21, 2017
10:00 AM—2:00 PM

Edible Adventures: Vegetarian Little Tokyo Walk

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Take a healthy stroll through Little Tokyo and listen to neighborhood stories while sampling vegetarian fare from kabocha to edamame, capped off by a macrobiotic lunch.

$48 members; $60 non-members. Food and museum admission included. Limited to 14 participants.

Saturday, October 21, 2017
9:00 AM—11:00 AM

Charitable Giving Workshop

FREE

In this workshop led by Kondo Wealth Advisors, learn about smart financial planning that is driven by cultural and community values. Maintain your lifestyle while helping others.

You will not be solicited or sold anything. All attendees will receive a free gift; door prizes will also be given out. Museum admission included for attendees.

Space is limited. RSVP required by October 16 to development@janm.org or 213.830.5658.

Saturday, October 28, 2017
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, November 18, 2017
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, November 18, 2017
11:00 AM—4:00 PM

Two-Day Shibori On! Workshop

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Saturday–Sunday, November 18–19
11 a.m.–4 p.m. (both days)

Continue practicing itajime, arashinui, and other shibori dyeing techniques on a broad selection of fabrics, and learn about dyeing threads for stitching.

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.

Saturday, November 25, 2017
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, December 2, 2017
10:00 AM—2:00 PM

Edible Adventures: Little Tokyo Sushi Graze

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Listen to stories of the neighborhood while grazing on sushi made by Little Tokyo’s talented chefs.

$64 members; $80 non-members. Food and museum admission included. Limited to 10 participants.

Saturday, December 2, 2017
1:00 PM—2:00 PM

Transpacific Borderlands Art Workshop—Paper Flowers from the Camp Archives

Transpacific Borderlands exhibiting artist Shizu Saldamando will teach participants how to make paper roses using a flower pattern from the Manzanar concentration camp archives.

For ages 11 and up. Limited to 20 participants. Included with museum admission. RSVPs are recommended using the link below.

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

Saturday, December 9, 2017
1:00 PM—3:00 PM

Origami with Ruthie Kitagawa: Holiday Wreath and Cards

Get ready for the holidays and make cards and a wreath using origami techniques.

$12 members, $15 non-members. Supplies and admission included. Limited to 10 participants.

Saturday, December 9, 2017
11:00 AM—4:00 PM

From Moth to Cloth: Two-Day Silk Workshop

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Saturday–Sunday, December 9–10
11 a.m.–4 p.m. (both days)

Join Glennis Dolce for this exploration of the Japanese tradition of silkworm rearing.

Watch a sericulture video presentation and then learn to process silk cocoons into usable fiber, thread, and jewelry applications. Some silk dyeing will be done using the cocoons. Bring small, sharp scissors.

$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.

Saturday, December 16, 2017
11:00 AM—4:30 PM

Jewelry Workshop—The World of Washi: Introductory Class

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Washi is a traditional Japanese handmade decorative paper that dates back to the seventh century. Unlike machine-made paper from wood pulp, washi is made from the inner bark of plants such as mulberry, bamboo, wisteria, and hemp. The intertwining of fibers results in paper that is strong, durable, washable, and acid-free. Its thin, smooth, soft surface can be printed with vivid colors and complex designs.

In this workshop led by Reiko Nakano, learn about the history of washi and how to apply it onto a variety of plumbing hardware like washers to create jewelry. Bring a shoebox or plastic case to hold materials, a pair of sharp scissors, and a lunch or snack.

$32 members, $40 non-members. Museum admission included. Fee for materials has been graciously covered by a grant from the City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs. Limited to 12 participants.

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

Saturday, December 23, 2017
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, December 30, 2017
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.

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