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Saturday, February 22, 2020

Two-Day Jewelry Workshop: The Wonderful World of Washi

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SOLD OUT

Saturday, February 22: 11 a.m.–5 p.m.
Sunday, February 23: 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

Learn how to make your own gorgeous jewelry!

Washi is a traditional Japanese handmade decorative paper made from the inner bark of plants such as mulberry, bamboo, and wisteria. The intertwining fibers result in a durable paper that can decorate any surface, including wooden and metal beads. In addition to making a unique washi bead necklace during the class, you will also learn how to make a matching protective purse pouch from instructors Reiko and Midori Nakano.

Please bring a pair of sharp scissors, a snack, and a desire to practice and learn technical skills such as looping, wrapping, and clasping. Everything else will be supplied. $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.

This event 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.

In the Koichi & Toyo Nerio Education Center

Saturday, February 8, 2020
10:00 AM—11:00 AM

ONLINE WORKSHOP: Discover Your Japanese American Roots with Chester Hashizume

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Session 1: Saturday, February 8
Session 2: Saturday, February 15
Session 3: Saturday, February 22

All three sessions are 10 a.m.–11 a.m.

A comprehensive workshop covering genealogy basics such as getting started, identifying your ancestral Japanese hometown, obtaining and utilizing family documents, and determining the meaning behind surnames and family crests—all the tools you need to discover your roots.

This workshop will be presented online only in three sessions using the Zoom video conferencing platform. You will be able to access it using a desktop, laptop, tablet, or mobile device using PC, Mac, Linux, iOS, and Android operating systems. You will need to download a desktop client or mobile app prior to the session. Participants will be emailed instructions for access, as well as materials to be used for the sessions, so please make sure to check the email address that you provide when registering.

$20 for members and $25 for non-members, includes materials. RSVP early, 100 students max.

NOTE: If you are unable to attend any of the sessions, we will make recordings available for a limited time for those who register only. Information on how to access the videos will be emailed to workshop registrants.

Read our 2015 interview with instructor Chester Hashizume on the JANM Blog.

Saturday, January 18, 2020
11:00 AM—4:00 PM

Two-Day Workshop: Shibori Mandalas

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

Explore the endless possibilities of mandalas in this contemporary shibori workshop, in which you’ll use colorful dyes to create eye-catching patterns for pillows, quilts, and other projects.

Bring scissors and a seam ripper. All fabrics, dyes, and other materials are supplied. Please wear workshop attire.

$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.

In the Nancy K. Araki Community Education Center

Saturday, December 28, 2019
10:15 AM—12:15 PM

CANCELLED: Little Tokyo Walking Tour

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CANCELLED—Due to circumstances beyond our control, we have had to cancel this tour. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience.

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.

$16 members, $20 non-members. Museum admission included. Comfortable walking shoes recommended. Weather permitting. Limited to 20 participants.

Saturday, December 7, 2019
11:00 AM—4:00 PM

Two-Day Workshop: Continuing Explorations in Shibori and Indigo

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SOLD OUT

Saturday–Sunday, December 7–8
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, with a 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. If you would like to be placed on a waitlist, please email visitorservices@janm.org to be notified if spaces open up.

In the Koichi & Toyo Nerio Education Center

Saturday, December 7, 2019
10:00 AM—12:00 PM

Make Your Own Toshikoshi Soba with Sonoko Sakai

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Make soba using fresh, stone-milled artisanal flour from Japan and authentic soba tools. This soba will be served in the classic way: cold with fresh soy-based dipping sauce, toppings, and spices.

Soba is a type of noodle traditionally made from buckwheat flour, or a combination of buckwheat and wheat flours. In Japan, many people celebrate special occasions by eating soba. For example, many celebrate New Year’s Eve by eating toshikoshi soba or when moving into a new residence, people will serve their new neighbors hikkoshi soba.

Wear closed-toe shoes with soft soles. Bring an apron and a lightweight lidded container to take your soba home. $64 members; $80 non-members. Includes museum admission. RSVP early, 16 participants max.

12/6/19: 1 space is now open, available on a first-come basis. Once it is filled, if you would like to be placed on a waitlist, please email visitorservices@janm.org to be notified if more spaces open up.

In the Nancy K. Araki Community Education Center

 

 

 

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