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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, October 1, 2016
10:00 AM—2:00 PM

Edible Adventures: Got Rice? Exploring Little Tokyo Grain by Grain

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This cultural walk will focus on the many food products made from rice, with ample opportunities to sample everything from onigiri (rice balls) to manju (pounded rice sweet). In between stops at Little Tokyo specialty shops, where you will meet the owners, you will hear stories of the history of the neighborhood.

$40 members, $50 non-members; museum admission included. Limited to 15 participants.

Saturday, October 8, 2016
12:30 PM—1:30 PM

Mottainai Yoga with traci

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Roughly translated, mottainai means “don’t be wasteful” in Japanese. In this three-session yoga and meditation workshop for all levels, certified yoga instructor traci ishigo invites participants to harness their own inner energy to prevent body, mind, and spirit from going to waste. Participants can expect each one-hour class to be both restorative and invigorating, with opportunities to practice deep stretches as well as strength-building standing and balancing poses. All classes are gentle, uplifting, and intended for participants of all ages. Come explore the many health benefits of yoga and meditation!

Bring your own mat and props. $8 members, $10 non-members. Museum admission included. Limited to 20 participants per class.

Saturday, October 8, 2016
11:00 AM—4:00 PM

Two-Day Craft Workshop—Indigo Vat Making and Shibori Technique

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Saturday, October 8–Sunday, October 9
11 a.m.–4 p.m.

In this two-day workshop led by Glennis Dolce of Shibori Girl Studios, participants will have the opportunity to make a small, two-gallon fermentation vat to take home with them. All levels are welcome to come and practice shibori techniques, learn about indigo vat maintenance, experiment with Japanese shibori tools and stencils, and browse the book collection. Feel free to bring your own indigo-dyeing and shibori projects.

$72 members, $90 non-members, plus $40 materials fee due to instructor at beginning of class (cash only). Two-gallon lidded buckets will also be available for $4 each. Limited to 18 participants. Museum admission included.

Please be sure to wear studio clothing and bring rubber gloves, sewing pins, and scissors. All other materials will be provided.

Saturday, October 22, 2016
11:00 AM

Decoden Phone Case Workshop

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Join the decoden phone case craze that has swept Japan! Lifestyle personalities and media hosts Chrissa Sparkles and Jon Brence show you how to add sparkly personality to your phone case using cute items such as pearls, bows, rhinestones, and even your favorite characters.

$28 members, $35 non-members. Participants must bring their own plain plastic phone case; plenty of decoden materials will be provided. Museum admission included. Limited to 15 participants.

Saturday, October 29, 2016
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, October 29, 2016
12:30 PM—1:30 PM

Mottainai Yoga with traci

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Roughly translated, mottainai means “don’t be wasteful” in Japanese. In this three-session yoga and meditation workshop for all levels, certified yoga instructor traci ishigo invites participants to harness their own inner energy to prevent body, mind, and spirit from going to waste. Participants can expect each one-hour class to be both restorative and invigorating, with opportunities to practice deep stretches as well as strength-building standing and balancing poses. All classes are gentle, uplifting, and intended for participants of all ages. Come explore the many health benefits of yoga and meditation!

Bring your own mat and props. $8 members, $10 non-members. Museum admission included. Limited to 20 participants per class.

Saturday, November 5, 2016
12:30 PM—1:30 PM

Mottainai Yoga with traci

events/mottainai-yoga-with-traci-ishigo-300px_27.jpg

Roughly translated, mottainai means “don’t be wasteful” in Japanese. In this three-session yoga and meditation workshop for all levels, certified yoga instructor traci ishigo invites participants to harness their own inner energy to prevent body, mind, and spirit from going to waste. Participants can expect each one-hour class to be both restorative and invigorating, with opportunities to practice deep stretches as well as strength-building standing and balancing poses. All classes are gentle, uplifting, and intended for participants of all ages. Come explore the many health benefits of yoga and meditation!

Bring your own mat and props. $8 members, $10 non-members. Museum admission included. Limited to 20 participants per class.

Saturday, November 19, 2016
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 19, 2016
12:30 PM—1:30 PM

Mottainai Yoga with traci

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Roughly translated, mottainai means “don’t be wasteful” in Japanese. In this three-session yoga and meditation workshop for all levels, certified yoga instructor traci ishigo invites participants to harness their own inner energy to prevent body, mind, and spirit from going to waste. Participants can expect each one-hour class to be both restorative and invigorating, with opportunities to practice deep stretches as well as strength-building standing and balancing poses. All classes are gentle, uplifting, and intended for participants of all ages. Come explore the many health benefits of yoga and meditation!

Bring your own mat and props. $8 members, $10 non-members. Museum admission included. Limited to 20 participants per class.

Saturday, November 19, 2016
1:00 PM—3:00 PM

Origami with Ruthie Kitagawa: Holiday Spirit

Make holiday-themed origami for your family and friends.

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

Saturday, December 10, 2016
12:30 PM—1:30 PM

Mottainai Yoga with traci

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Roughly translated, mottainai means “don’t be wasteful” in Japanese. In this three-session yoga and meditation workshop for all levels, certified yoga instructor traci ishigo invites participants to harness their own inner energy to prevent body, mind, and spirit from going to waste. Participants can expect each one-hour class to be both restorative and invigorating, with opportunities to practice deep stretches as well as strength-building standing and balancing poses. All classes are gentle, uplifting, and intended for participants of all ages. Come explore the many health benefits of yoga and meditation!

Bring your own mat and props. $8 members, $10 non-members. Museum admission included. Limited to 20 participants per class.

Saturday, December 10, 2016
11:00 AM—4:00 PM

Two-Day Craft Workshop—Indigo Vat Making and Shibori Technique

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Saturday, December 10–Sunday, December 11
11 a.m.–4 p.m.

In this two-day workshop led by Glennis Dolce of Shibori Girl Studios, participants will have the opportunity to make a small, two-gallon fermentation vat to take home with them. All levels are welcome to come and practice shibori techniques, learn about indigo vat maintenance, experiment with Japanese shibori tools and stencils, and browse the book collection. Feel free to bring your own indigo-dyeing and shibori projects.

$72 members, $90 non-members, plus $40 materials fee due to instructor at beginning of class (cash only). Two-gallon lidded buckets will also be available for $4 each. Limited to 18 participants. Museum admission included.

Please be sure to wear studio clothing and bring rubber gloves, sewing pins, and scissors. All other materials will be provided.

Saturday, December 17, 2016
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 17, 2016
10:00 AM—2:00 PM

Edible Adventures: Little Tokyo Sushi Graze

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Sample the many varieties of sushi, from makizushi to chirashizushi, while listening to stories of Little Tokyo.

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

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