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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, November 24, 2018
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 1, 2018
11:00 AM—1:00 PM

Origami with Ruthie Kitagawa: Holiday Wreaths and Cards

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Get ready for the holidays and learn from JANM’s resident origami expert Ruthie Kitagawa how to make a holiday-themed origami card and a wreath.

Space is limited to 15 participants. Advance purchase of a ticket is required. $12 non-members, free for JANM members. Museum admission included.

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

In the Nancy K. Araki Community Education Center

Saturday, December 8, 2018
11:00 AM—4:00 PM

Two-Day Workshop: Shibori On!

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SOLD OUT

Saturday–Sunday, December 8–9
11 a.m.–4 p.m. (both days)

In this two-day workshop led by Glennis Dolce, continue practicing itajime, arashi, nui, and other shibori dyeing techniques on a broad selection of fabrics, and learn about dyeing threads for stitching. Bring scissors and a seam ripper.

$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.

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

In the Koichi & Toyo Nerio Education Center

Saturday, December 15, 2018
11:00 AM—2:00 PM

Japanese Watercolor Painting Workshop with Mari Inukai

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SOLD OUT

Explore the beauty of watercolors with acclaimed artist Mari Inukai. Learn the process of selecting paints and brushes and how to blend colors to create a unique palette. Make beautiful expressive marks to create flowers, birds, or whatever else you can imagine. Attendees are welcome to bring a lunch and take breaks as needed.

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

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

This workshop is made possible in part by a grant from the Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles. Brushes and paints generously donated by Pentel of America.

In the Koichi & Toyo Nerio Education Center

Saturday, December 22, 2018
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 29, 2018
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, January 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, February 23, 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.

Sunday, February 24, 2019
10:00 AM—2:00 PM

Edible Adventures: Vegetarian Little Tokyo

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Take a healthy stroll through Little Tokyo and listen to neighborhood stories while learning about Japanese vegetables from daikon to gobo to maitake, capped off by a macrobiotic lunch at Shojin, a Japanese vegan/macrobiotic restaurant.

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

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