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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, September 29, 2018
10:15 AM—12:15 PM

Little Tokyo Walking Tour

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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.

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

Saturday, September 29, 2018
11:00 AM—1:00 PM

Origami with Ruthie Kitagawa: Floral Cards

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Learn from JANM’s resident origami expert Ruthie Kitagawa how to make a card adorned with cheerful origami flowers.

Space is limited to 15 participants. Advance purchase of a ticket is required. $12 non-members, free for JANM members. Museum admission included.

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

In the Nancy K. Araki Community Education Center

Saturday, September 29, 2018
11:00 AM—4:00 PM

Two-Day Workshop: Shibori On!

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Saturday–Sunday, September 29–30
11 a.m.–4 p.m. (both days)

In this two-day workshop led by Glennis Dolce, continue practicing itajime, arashi, nui, and other shibori dyeing techniques on a broad selection of fabrics, and learn about dyeing threads for stitching. Bring scissors and a seam ripper.

$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.

In the Koichi & Toyo Nerio Education Center

Saturday, October 6, 2018
11:00 AM—4:30 PM

Discover Your Japanese American Roots

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SOLD OUT

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, learn about conducting research in Japan, and much more.

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

This workshop is sold out. To be placed on a waitlist, please email visitorservices@janm.org.

Read our 2015 interview with instructor Chester Hashizume on the JANM Blog.

In the Koichi & Toyo Nerio Education Center

Saturday, October 27, 2018
10:15 AM—12:15 PM

Little Tokyo Walking Tour

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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.

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

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

Jewelry Workshop—The World of Washi: Beginner Class

Saturday–Sunday, November 3–4
11 a.m.–4 p.m.

Instructor Reiko Nakano will teach participants how to make a necklace of hand-made washi beads floating on a silk thread anchored by tiny knots, along with a playful keychain. Techniques will includes washi-wrapping, looping, and wrapping wire.

Please bring sharp scissors, a shoebox for supplies, a snack, and a desire to learn. Additional materials provided. $64 members, $80 non-members, plus $25 materials fee due to the instructor at the beginning of class (cash only). Museum admission included. Limited to 12 participants.

In the Nancy K. Araki Community Education Center

Saturday, November 24, 2018
10:15 AM—12:15 PM

Little Tokyo Walking Tour

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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.

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

Saturday, December 1, 2018
11:00 AM—1:00 PM

Origami with Ruthie Kitagawa: Holiday Wreaths and Cards

Get ready for the holidays and learn from JANM’s resident origami expert Ruthie Kitagawa how to make a holiday-themed origami card and a wreath.

Space is limited to 15 participants. Advance purchase of a ticket is required. $12 non-members, free for JANM members. Museum admission included.

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

In the Nancy K. Araki Community Education Center

Saturday, December 8, 2018
11:00 AM—4:00 PM

Two-Day Workshop: Shibori On!

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Saturday–Sunday, December 8–9
11 a.m.–4 p.m. (both days)

In this two-day workshop led by Glennis Dolce, continue practicing itajime, arashi, nui, and other shibori dyeing techniques on a broad selection of fabrics, and learn about dyeing threads for stitching. Bring scissors and a seam ripper.

$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.

In the Koichi & Toyo Nerio Education Center

Saturday, December 15, 2018
11:00 AM—2:00 PM

Japanese Watercolor Painting Workshop with Mari Inukai

Explore the beauty of watercolors with acclaimed artist Mari Inukai. Learn the process of selecting paints and brushes and how to blend colors to create a unique palette. Make beautiful expressive marks to create flowers, birds, or whatever else you can imagine. Attendees are welcome to bring a lunch and take breaks as needed.

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

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

In the Koichi & Toyo Nerio Education Center

Saturday, December 22, 2018
10:15 AM—12:15 PM

Little Tokyo Walking Tour

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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.

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

Saturday, December 29, 2018
10:15 AM—12:15 PM

Little Tokyo Walking Tour

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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.

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

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