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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, March 30, 2019
10:15 AM—12:15 PM

Little Tokyo Walking Tour

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SOLD OUT

Learn about past and present-day Little Tokyo on a walking tour led by an in-the-know JANM docent. From murals to monuments, explore both the popular and lesser-known gems of this bustling neighborhood.

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

This tour is sold out. To be placed on a waitlist, please email visitorservices@janm.org. You will be notified if any spaces open up.

The Little Tokyo walking tours are offered every month. You can also sign up for upcoming tours on these upcoming Saturdays: April 27, May 25, and June 29.

Saturday, April 6, 2019
11:00 AM—4:00 PM

Two-Day Workshop: Continuing Explorations in Shibori and Indigo

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Saturday–Sunday, April 6–7
11 a.m.–4 p.m. (both days)

In this two-day workshop led by Glennis Dolce, 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. Focus on combining techniques.

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

In the Koichi & Toyo Nerio Education Center

Saturday, April 20, 2019
10:00 AM—2:00 PM

Edible Adventures: Graze Little Tokyo

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On this culinary walking tour, explore the hidden corners of Little Tokyo and hear stories of the neighborhood’s past while sampling tasty dishes from its restaurants.

Food stops will include renowned mochi makers Fugetsu-Do, mochi ice cream inventors Mikawaya, and popular imagawayaki (red bean cake) seller Mitsuru Café, while neighborhood stops will include Union Church of Los Angeles/East West Players, Koyasan Beikoku Betsuin of Los Angeles, JACCC Plaza and James Irvine Japanese Garden, and Higashi Honganji Buddhist Temple, among others.

$28 members; $35 non-members. Museum admission and five food samplings included. Limited to 15 participants.

Saturday, April 27, 2019
10:15 AM—12:15 PM

Little Tokyo Walking Tour

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Learn about past and present-day Little Tokyo on a walking tour led by an in-the-know JANM docent. From murals to monuments, explore both the popular and lesser-known gems of this bustling neighborhood.

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

Saturday, May 18, 2019
11:00 AM—4:00 PM

Two-Day Jewelry Workshop: The Wonderful World of Washi

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Saturday–Sunday, May 18–19
11 a.m.–4 p.m.

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, and wisteria, and hemp. The intertwining of fibers results in a 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, make your own long lariat necklace with irregular shaped wooden beads, commercially made adornments, and bronze filigree connectors. The second project will be matching earrings.

Please bring your own beading board and jewelry-making tools, if possible. If not, all materials are supplied. Also bring a snack, and a desire to learn. $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 Nancy K. Araki Community Education Center

Saturday, May 25, 2019
10:15 AM—12:15 PM

Little Tokyo Walking Tour

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Learn about past and present-day Little Tokyo on a walking tour led by an in-the-know JANM docent. From murals to monuments, explore both the popular and lesser-known gems of this bustling neighborhood.

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

Saturday, June 1, 2019
11:00 AM—2:00 PM

Ohashi: Make Your Own Reusable Chopsticks

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Versatile and timeless, chopsticks (ohashi) are a fundamental utensil for many Asian cuisines. In this workshop led by local woodworker Steve Hatanaka, attendees will create their own personal reusable chopsticks. Reusable chopsticks speak to the Japanese concept of mottainai, an effort to not be wasteful.

Open to ages 8 and older, but minors must be accompanied by an adult. $24 members, $30 non-members. Museum admission included. Limited to 20 participants.

Saturday, June 29, 2019

Little Tokyo Walking Tour

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Learn about past and present-day Little Tokyo on a walking tour led by an in-the-know JANM docent. From murals to monuments, explore both the popular and lesser-known gems of this bustling neighborhood.

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

Saturday, July 27, 2019
10:15 AM—12:15 PM

Little Tokyo Walking Tour

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Learn about past and present-day Little Tokyo on a walking tour led by an in-the-know JANM docent. From murals to monuments, explore both the popular and lesser-known gems of this bustling neighborhood.

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

Saturday, August 31, 2019
10:15 AM—12:15 PM

Little Tokyo Walking Tour

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Learn about past and present-day Little Tokyo on a walking tour led by an in-the-know JANM docent. From murals to monuments, explore both the popular and lesser-known gems of this bustling neighborhood.

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

Saturday, September 28, 2019
10:15 AM—12:15 PM

Little Tokyo Walking Tour

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Learn about past and present-day Little Tokyo on a walking tour led by an in-the-know JANM docent. From murals to monuments, explore both the popular and lesser-known gems of this bustling neighborhood.

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

Saturday, October 26, 2019
10:15 AM—12:15 PM

Little Tokyo Walking Tour

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Learn about past and present-day Little Tokyo on a walking tour led by an in-the-know JANM docent. From murals to monuments, explore both the popular and lesser-known gems of this bustling neighborhood.

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

Saturday, November 30, 2019
10:15 AM—12:15 PM

Little Tokyo Walking Tour

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Learn about past and present-day Little Tokyo on a walking tour led by an in-the-know JANM docent. From murals to monuments, explore both the popular and lesser-known gems of this bustling neighborhood.

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

Saturday, December 28, 2019
10:15 AM—12:15 PM

Little Tokyo Walking Tour

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Learn about past and present-day Little Tokyo on a walking tour led by an in-the-know JANM docent. From murals to monuments, explore both the popular and lesser-known gems of this bustling neighborhood.

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

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