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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. 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, December 7, 2019
11:00 AM—4:00 PM

Two-Day Workshop: Continuing Explorations in Shibori and Indigo

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SOLD OUT

Saturday–Sunday, December 7–8
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, with a 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.

This workshop is sold out. If you would like to be placed on a waitlist, please email visitorservices@janm.org to be notified if spaces open up.

In the Koichi & Toyo Nerio Education Center

Saturday, December 7, 2019
10:00 AM—12:00 PM

Make Your Own Toshikoshi Soba with Sonoko Sakai

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SOLD OUT

Make soba using fresh, stone-milled artisanal flour from Japan and authentic soba tools. This soba will be served in the classic way: cold with fresh soy-based dipping sauce, toppings, and spices.

Soba is a type of noodle traditionally made from buckwheat flour, or a combination of buckwheat and wheat flours. In Japan, many people celebrate special occasions by eating soba. For example, many celebrate New Year’s Eve by eating toshikoshi soba or when moving into a new residence, people will serve their new neighbors hikkoshi soba.

Wear closed-toe shoes with soft soles. Bring an apron and a lightweight lidded container to take your soba home. $64 members; $80 non-members. Includes museum admission. RSVP early, 16 participants max.

This workshop is sold out. If you would like to be placed on a waitlist, please email visitorservices@janm.org to be notified if spaces open up.

In the Nancy K. Araki Community Education Center

Saturday, December 7, 2019
2:00 PM—4:00 PM

Cooking Demonstration and Book Signing with Sonoko Sakai

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SOLD OUT

Author and instructor Sonoko Sakai will do a cooking demonstration, with a small tasting, based on a recipe from her newest book, Japanese Home Cooking: Simple Meals, Authentic Flavors.

Following the demonstration, she will sign copies of Japanese Home Cooking as well as her previous work, Rice Craft.

Included with museum admission. Space is limited so RSVPs are strongly recommended.

This event is sold out. If you would like to be placed on a waitlist, please email visitorservices@janm.org to be notified if spaces open up.

Rice for the cooking demonstration is donated by Koda Farms.

In the Aratani Central Hall

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

CANCELLED: Little Tokyo Walking Tour

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CANCELLED—Due to circumstances beyond our control, we have had to cancel this tour. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience.

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.

$16 members, $20 non-members. Museum admission included. Comfortable walking shoes recommended. Weather permitting. Limited to 20 participants.

Saturday, January 18, 2020
11:00 AM—5:00 PM

Two-Day Workshop: Shibori Mandalas

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Saturday–Sunday, January 18–19
11 a.m.–5 p.m.

Explore the endless possibilities of mandalas in this contemporary shibori workshop, in which you’ll use colorful dyes to create eye-catching patterns for pillows, quilts, and other projects.

Bring scissors and a seam ripper. All fabrics, dyes, and other materials are supplied. Please wear workshop attire.

$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.

In the Nancy K. Araki Community Education Center

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