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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, January 27, 2018
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, January 27, 2018
11:00 AM—4:00 PM

Jewelry Workshop—Continuing to Work with Washi

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Saturday–Sunday, January 27–28
11 a.m.–4 p.m. (both days)

Designed for students who have completed one of our introductory washi classes, this two-day workshop will continue examining the unique properties of washi paper and various methods of working with it to create jewelry.

Explore the challenges of applying washi onto various wooden beads, and experience the excitement of integrating commercial crystal, metal, millefiori, or semi-precious beads with the quiet elegance of washi. By the end of the weekend, each student will have a fully lacquered, single-strand washi necklace, finished with a metal clasp and complemented with a matching pair of earrings.

Bring a shoebox for supplies and a snack/lunch. $64 members, $80 non-members. Materials and museum admission included. Limited to 12 participants.

$25 materials fee has been graciously covered by a grant from the City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs.

In the Koichi & Toyo Nerio Education Center

Saturday, February 3, 2018
11:00 AM—4:00 PM

Two-Day Shibori Mandalas Workshop

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Saturday–Sunday, February 3–4
11 a.m.–4 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.

Please wear studio clothing and bring rubber gloves, scissors, and a seam ripper. All other materials will be provided.

$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 Koichi & Toyo Nerio Education Center

Saturday, February 10, 2018
10:15 AM—12:15 PM

Recorrido a pie en español de Little Tokyo

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Learn about Little Tokyo and its history on this special walking tour conducted in Spanish by a JANM volunteer.

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

Saturday, February 10, 2018
10:00 AM—2:00 PM

CANCELLED: Edible Adventures: Little Tokyo Markets, Then and Now

THIS TOUR HAS BEEN POSTPONED. Please check back for updates.

Explore the history and foods of the markets of Downtown Los Angeles, from the Little Tokyo neighborhood markets to the bustling Grand Central Market.

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

Saturday, February 24, 2018
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, February 24, 2018
1:00 PM—3:00 PM

Origami with Ruthie Kitagawa: Hinamatsuri Cards

Make a Hinamatsuri (Girls’ Day) greeting card for your friends and family.

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

Saturday, March 3, 2018
12:00 PM—3:00 PM

Hinamatsuri Workshop: Kokeshi Doll Art with Mari Inukai

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In celebration of Hinamatsuri (Girls’ Day), paint your own prince and princess kokeshi doll set with artist Mari Inukai. Bring pictures of your favorite flowers and textile samples as reference material to paint your doll’s kimono. All generations welcome!

Limited to 10 participants, however, to encourage collaboration, guests who wish to work together may sign up as a single participant; each participant group/team will then receive one set of dolls to work on, and pay a single participant fee.

$20 members, $25 non-members. Museum admission included. Limited to 10 participants. If you have questions, please contact visitorservices@janm.org.

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

In the Koichi & Toyo Nerio Education Center

Saturday, March 24, 2018
11:00 AM—4:00 PM

Two-Day Workshop: Shibori On! Continuing Explorations in Shibori and Indigo

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Saturday–Sunday, March 24–25
11 a.m.–4 p.m.

In this two-day workshop, 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.

Please wear studio clothing and bring rubber gloves, scissors, and a seam ripper. All other materials will be provided.

$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 Koichi & Toyo Nerio Education Center

Saturday, March 31, 2018
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, March 31, 2018
11:00 AM—4:30 PM

Discover Your Japanese American Roots

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This comprehensive workshop led by genealogy buff Chester Hashizume will teach you to identify your ancestral Japanese hometown, uncover the meanings behind family crests and surnames, learn about conducting research in Japan, and much more.

$44 members, $55 non-members. Materials and museum admission included. Limited to 16 participants.

In the Koichi & Toyo Nerio Education Center

Saturday, April 14, 2018
1:00 PM—3:00 PM

Origami with Ruthie Kitagawa: Kodomo no Hi Cards

Make a Kodomo no Hi (Children’s Day) greeting card for your friends and family.

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

Saturday, April 28, 2018
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.

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