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Lifelong Learning Past Events


Saturday, May 19, 2018
10:00 AM—2:00 PM

Edible Adventures: Japanese Sweets and Street Art Walk


This walk will introduce you to the many sculptures, murals, and other public artworks in Little Tokyo. Interspersed with the art will be a sampling of Asian sweets such as imagawayaki, dango, and mochi ice cream.

$24 members, $30 non-members; museum admission included. Wear comfortable walking shoes. Limited to 15 participants.

Saturday, May 19, 2018
11:00 AM—4:00 PM

Two-Day Workshop: Shibori On! Continuing Explorations in Shibori and Indigo


Saturday–Sunday, May 19–20
11 a.m.–4 p.m. (both days)

In this two-day workshop, participants will continue working with indigo and shibori dyeing using a broad selection of beautiful vintage and one-of-a-kind fabrics. Shibori techniques of itajime, arashi, nui, and more will be practiced with both new and continuing students. Bring scissors and a seam ripper.

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

In the Koichi & Toyo Nerio Education Center

Saturday, May 12, 2018
1:00 PM

Scrapbooking Workshop with Amy Tangerine


1 P.M. and 2:30 P.M.


Join crafty YouTube star Amy Tangerine for a one-hour session where she will lead participants in putting together a fun scrapbooking page. Bring your own photos or memorabilia.

Limited to 25 participants each session; sign-ups begin at 11 a.m. on the day of the event. RSVPs will be released 15 minutes before the workshop time.

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

In the Koichi & Toyo Nerio Education Center

Saturday, May 5, 2018
11:00 AM—4:00 PM

Jewelry Workshop—The World of Washi: Beginner Class


Saturday–Sunday, May 5–6
11 a.m.–4 p.m.

The World of Washi workshop series continues with two projects demonstrating that hand-made washi beads can be unique and elegant: a delicate necklace crimped on a gold/silver chain and a memory-wire bracelet of semi-precious stones and washi danglies. The technical challenges will be crimping and looping.

All materials will be provided. Bring a shoebox for supplies, a snack, and a willingness to learn. $64 members, $80 non-members; museum admission included. Limited to 12 participants.

$25 materials fee has been graciously covered by a grant from the City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs.

In the Nancy K. Araki Community Education Center

Saturday, April 28, 2018
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. Museum admission included. Comfortable walking shoes recommended. Weather permitting. Limited to 20 participants.

Saturday, April 14, 2018
1:00 PM—3:00 PM

CANCELLED: Origami with Ruthie Kitagawa: Kodomo no Hi Cards



Make a Kodomo no Hi (Children’s Day) greeting card for your friends and family.

$12 members, $15 non-members. Supplies and admission included. Limited to 10 participants.




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