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Sunday, July 14, 2019
10:00 AM

Edible Adventures: Buddhist Obon and Carnival Food

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Get an insider’s view of the Buddhist temples in Little Tokyo and their roles in the past and today. Learn about the various obon festivals and carnivals they host and the foods that are part of them. This tour includes visits to Koyasan Beikoku Betsuin, Higashi Honganji, and the Los Angeles Hompa Hongwanji Buddhist Temple (also known as Nishi Hongwanji), culminating in an Obon Carnival lunch at Nishi Hongwanji!

$28 Members; $35 Non-members. Museum admission and lunch at Nishi included. Limited to 20 participants. Comfortable shoes recommended.

This tour is sold out. If you would like to be placed on a waitlist, please email visitorservices@janm.org to be notified if spaces open up.

Photo by Janis Hirohama

Saturday, June 29, 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.

This tour is sold out. If you would like to be placed on a waitlist, please email visitorservices@janm.org to be notified if spaces open up.

You can also sign up for other upcoming Little Tokyo walking tours: July 27, August 31, September 28.

Saturday, June 29, 2019
11:00 AM—2:00 PM

Tanabata Kokeshi Workshop

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Tanabata commemorates the legend of star-crossed lovers Orihime and Hikoboshi, separated on opposite ends of the Milky Way. They were allowed to meet only once a year, on the seventh day of the seventh month. Celebrate Tanabata this year by painting your own kokeshi doll versions of Orihime and Hikoboshi in a workshop led by renowned artist Mari Inukai.

Limited to 15 participants or participant groups (max. three individuals per group). Each participant or participant group will receive one set of dolls; additional sets are not available. Workshop fee includes museum admission for one individual; additional group participants must pay museum admission upon arrival.

$20 members, $25 non-members. Please contact visitorservices@janm.org with questions.

This workshop is sold out. If you would like to be placed on a waitlist, please email visitorservices@janm.org to be notified if spaces open up.

This workshop is made possible in part by a grant from the City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs.

In the Nancy K. Araki Community Education Center

Saturday, June 1, 2019
11:00 AM—12:30 PM

Ohashi: Make Your Own Reusable Chopsticks

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Versatile and timeless, chopsticks (ohashi) are a fundamental utensil for many Asian cuisines. In this workshop led by local woodworker Steve Hatanaka, attendees will create their own personal reusable chopsticks. Reusable chopsticks speak to the Japanese concept of mottainai, an effort to not be wasteful.

Open to ages 8 and older, but minors must be accompanied by an adult. $16 members, $20 non-members. Museum admission included. Limited to 10 participants.

This workshop is sold out. If you would like to be placed on a waitlist, please email visitorservices@janm.org to be notified if spaces open up.

Additional workshop available at 1 p.m.

Saturday, June 1, 2019
1:00 PM—2:30 PM

Ohashi: Make Your Own Reusable Chopsticks

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SOLD OUT

Versatile and timeless, chopsticks (ohashi) are a fundamental utensil for many Asian cuisines. In this workshop led by local woodworker Steve Hatanaka, attendees will create their own personal reusable chopsticks. Reusable chopsticks speak to the Japanese concept of mottainai, an effort to not be wasteful.

Open to ages 8 and older, but minors must be accompanied by an adult. $16 members, $20 non-members. Museum admission included. Limited to 10 participants.

This workshop is sold out. If you would like to be placed on a waitlist, please email visitorservices@janm.org to be notified if spaces open up.

Additional workshop available at 11 a.m.

Saturday, May 25, 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.

 

 

 

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