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All programs are free for Museum members and free with general admission for non-members, unless otherwise noted. Events are subject to change.

Reservations are recommended for most programs (RSVPs not needed for Family Festivals). Some programs may have separate reservation contacts. Please check program description. Please RSVP at least 48 hours in advance by emailing rsvp@janm.org or calling 213.625.0414. Please indicate the name, date, and time of the program, as well as your name and the total in your party.

For all classes, workshops, and food tours, pre-payment is required to hold your space. Please call 213.625.0414 or purchase tickets online using the links below. Cancellations must be made 48 hours in advance or no refund will be issued.

 

Sunday, April 19, 2015
12:00 PM—5:00 PM

Hello Kitty Crochet Workshop

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This program is sold out.

Learn the art of amigurumi (miniature toy crochet) and make your own Hello Kitty-inspired charm to decorate your keychain, zipper pull, or purse. Instructor Cheryl Cambras will cover chain stitch, single crochet in the round, and increase/decrease crochet techniques.

For all skill levels. Recommended for ages 14 and up. Class includes a one-hour break to view Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty.

$36 members, $45 non-members. Prices include museum admission and cost of materials. Limited to 10 participants.

Cheryl Cambras is an artist who creates textile works, abstract paintings, and unique knitwear items. Based in Los Angeles, Cambras has shown her work at Royal/T Gallery, Arena 1, and The Hive. She created an art installation of 102 crocheted birds at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA).

In conjunction with the exhibition Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty
Saturday, April 25, 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. Admission to Common Ground: The Heart of Community included. Comfortable walking shoes recommended. Weather permitting.

Saturday, April 25, 2015
1:00 PM—3:00 PM

Origami with Ruthie Kitagawa: Children's Day Cards

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Make a special card to celebrate Children’s Day or Boy’s Day.

$8 members, $10 non-members. Supplies and admission to Common Ground: The Heart of Community included. Limited to 10 participants.

Thursday, May 7, 2015
5:00 PM

Hello Kitty Musubi Workshop

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Back again by popular demand! Chef and Hello Kitty super-fan Katie Chin teaches how to make adorable and delicious Hello Kitty musubi.

$28 members, $35 non-members. Limited to 30 participants. Materials and museum admission including Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty.

In conjunction with the exhibition Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty
Thursday, May 7, 2015
7:00 PM

Hello Kitty Musubi Workshop

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Back again by popular demand! Chef and Hello Kitty super-fan Katie Chin teaches how to make adorable and delicious Hello Kitty musubi.

$28 members, $35 non-members. Limited to 30 participants. Materials and museum admission including Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty.

In conjunction with the exhibition Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty
Saturday, May 16, 2015
12:30 PM

Hello Kitty Decoden Workshop

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Decorate a small Hello Kitty plush decoden-style—with loads of sparkly charms and jewels!

$20 members, $25 non-members. Materials and museum admission following the workshop are included. Limited to 25 participants.

In conjunction with the exhibition Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty
Saturday, May 16, 2015
10:00 AM

Hello Kitty Decoden Workshop

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Decorate a small Hello Kitty plush decoden-style—with loads of sparkly charms and jewels!

$20 members, $25 non-members. Materials and museum admission following the workshop are included. Limited to 25 participants.

In conjunction with the exhibition Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty
Saturday, May 16, 2015
12:00 PM—5:00 PM

Hello Kitty Crochet Workshop

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This program is sold out.

Learn the art of amigurumi (miniature toy crochet) and make your own Hello Kitty charm.

Ages 14 and up, all skill levels welcome. $36 members, $45 non-members. Materials and museum admission following the workshop are included. Limited to 10 participants.

In conjunction with the exhibition Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty
Saturday, May 30, 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. Admission to Common Ground: The Heart of Community included. Comfortable walking shoes recommended. Weather permitting.

Saturday, May 30, 2015
10:00 AM—2:00 PM

Edible Adventures: Vegetarian Little Tokyo Walk

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Learn about the role Japanese produce farmers played in the early days of Little Tokyo while sampling vegetables such as kabocha (winter squash), konnyaku (yam cake), and edamame (soybeans) from neighborhood shops.

$40 members, $50 non-members. Nibbles and admission to Common Ground: The Heart of Community included; lunch stop is extra. Limited to 15 participants. Comfortable walking shoes recommended.

Saturday, June 27, 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, July 18, 2015
10:00 AM—2:00 PM

Edible Adventures: A Noodling Walk through Little Tokyo

A cultural and culinary tour of the noodles of Little Tokyo, from ramen to udon.

$48 members, $60 non-members. Museum admission and three noodle stops included. Limited to 15 participants. Comfortable walking shoes recommended.

Saturday, July 25, 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, July 25, 2015
1:00 PM—3:00 PM

Origami with Ruthie Kitagawa: Floral Cards

Make floral cards for the next special occasion.

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

Saturday, August 8, 2015
11:00 AM—4:00 PM

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

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Saturday–Sunday, August 8–9
11 a.m.–4 p.m. on both days

Explore techniques such as arashi, itajime, and nui, and learn how the dye takes to different textiles.

$72 members, $90 non-members, plus $40 materials fee due to instructor at beginning of class (cash only). Material kits and dyes provided. Limited to 20 participants.

Saturday, August 29, 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.

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