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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, February 20, 2016
10:00 AM—2:00 PM

Edible Adventures: Sweets and Street Art of Little Tokyo

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Sample Asian sweets such as dango (rice dumplings), mochi ice cream, imagawayaki (filled pastry), and yokan (chilled jelly dessert) while exploring the public art of Little Tokyo.

$20 members; $25 non-members. Food and museum admission included. Limited to 15 participants.

Saturday, February 27, 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.

Saturday, February 27, 2016
1:00 PM—3:00 PM

Origami with Ruthie Kitagawa: Hinamatsuri Cards

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

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

Saturday, March 5, 2016
1:00 PM—4:00 PM

Bunny Basket Crochet Two-Day Workshop

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Saturday, March 5 and Saturday, March 12

Learn the art of crochet while making an adorable bunny basket for Easter.

Artist and crochet specialist Cheryl Cambras will go over the basics, including how to chain stitch and single crochet in the round, plus techniques for increasing and decreasing stitches. Great for beginners and those with more experience.

$44 members, $55 non-members. Supplies and museum admission included. Limited to 10 participants.

Saturday, March 26, 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.

Saturday, March 26, 2016
11:00 AM—4:30 PM

Discover Your Japanese American Roots

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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, and learn about conducting research in Japan.

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

Saturday, April 2, 2016
10:00 AM—2:00 PM

Edible Adventures: A Noodling Walk through Little Tokyo

This tour will begin with a lesson on noodle basics before moving on to sample the offerings at three different neighborhood noodle restaurants.

$48 members; $60 non-members. Food and museum admission included. Limited to 12 participants.

Saturday, April 23, 2016
11:00 AM—4:00 PM

Two-Day Craft Workshop—Shibori Fusion: Techniques of Yesterday and Today

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Saturday, April 23–Sunday, April 24
11 a.m.–4 p.m.

In this two-day workshop led by Shibori Girl Glennis Dolce, participants will use various resist dyeing techniques on silks, including recycled kimono silks, to create a fabric collection and a scarf. Stitching, wrapping, clamping, and binding will be covered. Samples and books will be on hand for inspiration. New and returning shibori practitioners welcome.

$72 members, $90 non-members, plus $40 materials fee due to instructor at beginning of class (cash only). Fabrics, dyes, use of tools and equipment, and museum admission included. Limited to 20 participants.

Saturday, April 30, 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.

Saturday, April 30, 2016
1:00 PM—3:00 PM

Origami with Ruthie Kitagawa: Floral Cards

Learn to hand-make floral cards for the next birthday or special occasion.

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

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