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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, December 15, 2018
11:00 AM—2:00 PM

Japanese Watercolor Painting Workshop with Mari Inukai

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SOLD OUT

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 and materials included. Limited to 10 participants.

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

This workshop is made possible in part by a grant from the Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles. Brushes and paints generously donated by Pentel of America.

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.

Saturday, January 19, 2019
11:00 AM—4:00 PM

Two-Day Workshop: Indigo, Shibori, and the Making of an Offering Bag

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Saturday–Sunday, January 19–20
11 a.m.–4 p.m.

In a departure from the regular indigo and shibori workshop, the first day of this workshop will focus on indigo and shibori dyeing of recycled fabrics and threads. Those will then be used the following day to make a replica of a komebukuro, or offering bag. These bags, in which offerings were taken to the local temple, were originally made from either scraps of leftover and reusable household textiles or from unused family kimonos.

As inspiration as well as for construction ideas, we will study several pieces of antique boro (tattered and mended) textiles and both antique and vintage komebukuro bags. Several contemporary pieces will also be on display. Fabrics will include hemp, silk, cotton, and linen.

$72 members, $90 non-members, plus $40 materials fee due to instructor at beginning of class (cash only). Limited to 20 participants. Museum admission included.

In the Koichi & Toyo Nerio Education Center

Saturday, January 26, 2019
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, February 9, 2019
11:00 AM—4:00 PM

Two-Day Jewelry Workshop: The Wonderful World of Washi

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Saturday–Sunday, February 9–10
11 a.m.–4 p.m.

Come explore the new possibilities of Japanese washi paper with Reiko Nakano. Our main project will be a washi/commercial beaded necklace integrated into a metal chain via looping and wrapping. The second project will be a washi wrapped metal bracelet.

Please bring sharp scissors, a shoebox for supplies, a snack, and a desire to learn. Additional materials provided. $64 members, $80 non-members, plus $20 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, February 23, 2019
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.

Sunday, February 24, 2019
10:00 AM—2:00 PM

Edible Adventures: Vegetarian Little Tokyo

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Take a healthy stroll through Little Tokyo and listen to neighborhood stories while learning about Japanese vegetables from daikon to gobo to maitake, capped off by a macrobiotic lunch at Shojin, a Japanese vegan/macrobiotic restaurant.

$48 members; $60 non-members. Food and museum admission included. Limited to 14 participants.

Read a 2013 JANM blog post about a past Vegetarian Edible Adventure.

Saturday, April 20, 2019
10:00 AM—2:00 PM

Edible Adventures: Graze Little Tokyo

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On this culinary walking tour, explore the hidden corners of Little Tokyo and hear stories of the neighborhood’s past while sampling tasty dishes from its restaurants.

Food stops will include renowned mochi makers Fugetsu-Do, mochi ice cream inventors Mikawaya, and popular imagawayaki (red bean cake) seller Mitsuru Café, while neighborhood stops will include Union Church of Los Angeles/East West Players, Koyasan Beikoku Betsuin of Los Angeles, JACCC Plaza and James Irvine Japanese Garden, and Higashi Honganji Buddhist Temple, among others.

$28 members; $35 non-members. Museum admission and five food samplings included. Limited to 15 participants.

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