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Saturday, May 18, 2019
11:00 AM—4:00 PM

Two-Day Jewelry Workshop: The Wonderful World of Washi

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Saturday–Sunday, May 18–19
11 a.m.–4 p.m.

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, and wisteria, and hemp. The intertwining of fibers results in a 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, make your own long lariat necklace with irregularly shaped wooden beads, commercially made adornments, and bronze filigree connectors. The second project will be matching earrings.

Please bring your own beading board and jewelry-making tools, if possible. If not, all materials are supplied. Also bring a snack, and a desire to learn. $64 members, $80 non-members, plus $25 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, April 27, 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, April 20, 2019
10:00 AM—2:00 PM

Edible Adventures: Graze Little Tokyo

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SOLD OUT

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

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 Higashi Honganji Buddhist Temple, among others.

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

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

Saturday, April 6, 2019
11:00 AM—4:00 PM

Two-Day Workshop: Continuing Explorations in Shibori and Indigo

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SOLD OUT

Saturday–Sunday, April 6–7
11 a.m.–4 p.m. (both days)

In this two-day workshop led by Glennis Dolce, continue working with indigo and shibori dyeing using a broad selection of beautiful fabrics, both vintage and unique. Shibori techniques of itajime, arashi, nui, and more will be practiced with both new and continuing students. Focus on combining techniques.

$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.

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

In the Koichi & Toyo Nerio Education Center

Saturday, March 30, 2019
10:15 AM—12:15 PM

Little Tokyo Walking Tour

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SOLD OUT

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. To be placed on a waitlist, please email visitorservices@janm.org. You will be notified if any spaces open up.

The Little Tokyo walking tours are offered every month. You can also sign up for upcoming tours on these upcoming Saturdays: April 27, May 25, and June 29.

Sunday, March 17, 2019
11:00 AM—4:00 PM

Sashiko and Boro Traditions Workshop

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SOLD OUT

In this one-day workshop led by Glennis Dolce, we will be mending and creatively reusing the fabrics of our lives using sashiko stitching to make a cloth that can be used as a scarf, a wall hanging, or used for making some other useful item of your choice. The concepts of mottainai (don’t waste!) and mu kara yuu o umo (out of nothing, something is born) as it relates to boro textiles (tattered and stitch repaired cloth) will be practiced and discussed.

$36 members, $45 non-members. Bring a selection of your own fabrics or purchase the class materials kit ($35 includes fabrics and basic tools and threads; due to instructor at the beginning of class, cash only). Bring scissors, scraps, and a sense of wonder!

Limited to 20 participants. Museum admission included.

This workshop is sold out. To be placed on a waitlist, please email visitorservices@janm.org. You will be notified if any spaces open up.

In the Koichi & Toyo Nerio Education Center

 

 

 

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