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Saturday, September 9, 2017
11:00 AM—4:30 PM

Jewelry Workshop—The World of Washi: Introductory Class

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Washi is a traditional Japanese handmade decorative paper that dates back to the seventh century. Unlike machine-made paper from wood pulp, washi is made from the inner bark of plants such as mulberry, bamboo, wisteria, and hemp. The intertwining of fibers results in paper that is strong, durable, washable, and acid-free. Its thin, smooth, soft surface can be printed with vivid colors and complex designs.

In this workshop led by Reiko Nakano, learn about the history of washi and how to apply it onto a variety of wooden shapes to create jewelry. Make a souvenir washi pendant necklace using wooden beads; in the process, learn techniques of looping and wrapping, how to make an adjustable knot, and how to lacquer your washi projects. Bring a shoebox or plastic case to hold materials, a pair of sharp scissors, and a lunch or snack.

$32 members, $40 non-members. Museum admission included. Fee for materials has been graciously covered by a grant from the City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs. Limited to 12 participants.

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

9/5/17: Limited spaces remain in the washi jewelry workshop on December 16 which will be a similar class, but using plumbing hardware like washers to create jewelry. Click here to register now.

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

Saturday, August 26, 2017
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. Limited to 20 participants.

Saturday, August 26, 2017
11:00 AM—4:00 PM

Two-Day Shibori On! Workshop

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Saturday–Sunday, August 26–27
11 a.m.–4 p.m. (both days)

Glennis Dolce is back from her Japan Silk Study Tour and will have plenty to share in this two-day workshop! Continue working on itajime, arashinui, and other shibori dyeing techniques on a broad selection of fabrics, and learn about dyeing threads for stitching.

Please wear studio clothing and bring rubber gloves, scissors, and a seam ripper. All other materials will be provided.

$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.

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

Saturday, July 29, 2017
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. Limited to 20 participants.

Saturday, June 24, 2017
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. Limited to 20 participants.

Saturday, June 17, 2017
10:00 AM—2:00 PM

Edible Adventures: A Noodling Little Tokyo Walk

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Where does ramen come from? What is the difference between udon and ramen? Join this cultural walk around Little Tokyo and get a noodle-eyed view of what makes these bowls tick.

$48 members; $60 non-members. Includes museum admission and three noodle stops (Marugame Monzo, Kouraku, and Ebisu). Limited to 11 participants.

 

 

 

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