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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 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.

 

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. Includes materials and museum admission, including Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty before the workshop.

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

Where does ramen come from? What is the difference between udon and ramen? Join this cultural and culinary tour and learn about the various noodle delights available in Little Tokyo.

$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

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.

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

Enjoy two days of indigo dyeing with a focus on learning how the dye takes to different textiles. Shibori techniques to be explored include arashi, itajime, and nui, as well as combined and invented techniques.

Material kits will include handouts, threads, and many types of vintage kimono silks as well as some cottons, bamboo, hemp, and other natural fibers. Samples, books, and videos will be on hand for inspiration.

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