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Series: Lifelong Learning

All programs are free for Museum members and free with admission for non-members, unless otherwise noted. Events are subject to change.

Advanced reservations are recommended for most programs as seating/space may be limited. Some programs may have separate reservation contacts. Please check program description. When making a reservation, email rsvp@janm.org or call 213.625.0414 at least 48 hours prior to the event. Include the name, date, and time of the program, as well as your name and the total in your party.

NEW: For all classes, workshops, and food tours, pre-payment is now required to hold your space. Please call 213.625.0414 or download the pre-payment form. Cancellations must be made 48 hours in advance or no refund will be issued.

 

Saturday, September 13, 2014
10:00 AM—2:00 PM

Edible Adventures: Little Tokyo Sushi Graze

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Take a stroll through Little Tokyo and sample the many different varieties of sushi available—inari, maki, kaiten, chirashi. On this guided tour, sushi masters will tell stories that evoke the 130-year history of the neighborhood.

$64 members, $80 non-members. Food and museum admission included. Limited to 12 participants.

Saturday, September 20, 2014
11:00 AM—2:30 PM

Discovering Your Japanese American Roots

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Explore your roots in this workshop led by genealogy buff Chester Hashizume. Identify your ancestral Japanese hometown and uncover the meaning behind family crests and surnames.

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

Saturday, September 27, 2014
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, September 27, 2014
11:30 AM—4:30 PM

Mandala Shibori Two-Day Workshop

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Saturday–Sunday, September 27–28
11:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. each day

In this two-day workshop led by Shibori Girl (Glennis Dolce), learn to fold, tie, and dye a mandala design on silk. Bring rubber gloves, sewing pins, and scissors.

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

Saturday, September 27, 2014
1:00 PM—3:00 PM

Origami with Ruthie Kitagawa: Autumn Cards

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Learn how to make autumn-themed greeting cards.

$8 members, $10 non-members. Supplies and museum admission included. Limited to 10 participants.

Saturday, October 25, 2014
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, November 22, 2014
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, November 29, 2014

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, December 6, 2014
11:30 AM—4:30 PM

Hello Kitty Shibori (Japanese Cloth Dyeing)

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After a brief talk on the connection between Sanrio and Japan’s silk industry, Shibori Girl (Glennis Dolce) will lead participants in a one-day workshop designing and dyeing a stitched shibori piece on vintage silk kimono lining fabric.

$36 members, $45 non-members, plus $20 materials fee due to instructor at beginning of class (cash only). Museum admission included. Bring rubber gloves, sewing pins, and scissors. Limited to 20 participants.

In conjunction with the exhibition Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty
Saturday, December 20, 2014
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, December 27, 2014
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.

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