Japanese American National Museum
Events Calendar

Series: Lifelong Learning

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 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.


Saturday, April 11, 2015
11:00 AM—2:30 PM

Discovering Your Japanese American Roots


Additional spaces added!

In this popular workshop led by genealogy buff Chester Hashizume, participants identify their ancestral Japanese hometowns, uncover the meanings behind family crests and surnames, and more.

$44 members, $55 non-members. Supplies and admission to Common Ground: The Heart of Community included. Limited to 20 participants.

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

Hello Kitty Crochet Workshop


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


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

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.

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