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Series: Lifelong Learning

All programs are free for JANM members and free 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, September 12, 2015
10:30 AM—11:45 AM

Harajuku Toy Fashion and Decoden Workshop

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Inspired by the decoden accessories of Harajuku, this hands-on workshop will show you how to turn your childhood toys into fabulous fashionable accessories.

Led by YouTube personality and entertainment host Chrissa Sparkles with designer and host Jon Brence (KawaiiGuy), this workshop is a fun way to add some extra pizzazz to your wardrobe.

Please bring one toy to work with. $28 members, $35 non-members. Supplies and museum admission included. Limited to 20 participants.

Saturday, September 12, 2015
11:00 AM—3:30 PM

Discover Your Japanese American Roots

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Explore your roots in this comprehensive workshop led by genealogy buff Chester Hashizume. Identify your ancestral Japanese hometown, uncover the meanings behind family crests and surnames, and learn about conducting research in Japan.

$44 members, $55 non-members. Supplies and museum admission included. Limited to 10 participants.

Saturday, September 19, 2015
10:00 AM—2:00 PM

Edible Adventures: Graze Little Tokyo

Explore the hidden corners of Little Tokyo through its food. Meet the shop owners and hear stories of the neighborhood’s past while sampling Asian foods from pounded rice to lotus root.

$24 members; $30 non-members. Food and museum admission included. Limited to 15 participants. Wear comfortable walking shoes.

Saturday, September 26, 2015
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.

Saturday, September 26, 2015
1:00 PM—3:00 PM

Origami with Ruthie Kitagawa: Kusudama

Learn how to make decorative kusudama (paper balls) for the upcoming holiday season.

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

Saturday, October 31, 2015
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.

Saturday, November 21, 2015
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.

Saturday, November 21, 2015
1:00 PM—3:00 PM

Origami with Ruthie Kitagawa: Holiday Wreaths

Learn how to make festive holiday wreaths to adorn cards and gifts.

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

Saturday, November 21, 2015
11:00 AM—4:00 PM

Two-Day Craft Workshop—Indigo and Shibori in the 21st Century

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Saturday–Sunday, November 21–22
11 a.m.–4 p.m. on both days

Explore arashi, itajime, and nui techniques and learn how the dye takes to various textiles.

Material kits, dyes, use of equipment, and museum admission included. $72 members, $90 non-members, plus $40 materials fee due to instructor at beginning of class (cash only).

Saturday, November 28, 2015
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.

Saturday, December 5, 2015
10:00 AM—2:00 PM

Edible Adventures: Little Tokyo Sushi Graze

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Sample the many varieties of sushi in Little Tokyo and listen to stories of the neighborhood told by sushi masters.

$64 members; $80 non-members. Food and museum admission included. Limited to 12 participants.

Saturday, December 19, 2015
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.

Saturday, December 26, 2015

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.

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