SiteMapNihongo
 Japanese American National Museum
Events Calendar

Lifelong Learning Past Events

 

Saturday, September 14, 2019
11:00 AM—4:00 PM

Two-Day Jewelry Workshop: The Wonderful World of Washi

events/washi-jewelry-workshop-necklace-and-bracelets-2019sept-1200px.jpg

Saturday–Sunday, September 14–15
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, create a washi collage necklace in which the designs of two different washi patterns will be integrated onto one set of differently shaped wooden beads. These beads will then be enhanced with commercial components to form a truly unique neck ornament. The second project will be a coordinated washi wood bracelet.

Please bring a pair of sharp scissors, a snack, and a desire to create new designs. 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.

In the Nancy K. Araki Community Education Center

Saturday, August 31, 2019
10:15 AM—12:15 PM

CANCELLED: Little Tokyo Walking Tour

events/JANM-LittleTokyoWalkingTour-mural-300px_22.jpg

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, July 27, 2019
10:15 AM—12:15 PM

Little Tokyo Walking Tour

events/Little-Tokyo-yagura-300px_7.jpg

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.

Saturday, July 27, 2019
11:00 AM—4:00 PM

Two-Day Workshop: Continuing Explorations in Shibori and Indigo

events/shibori-indigo-workshop-2019-july.jpg

SOLD OUT

Saturday–Sunday, July 27–28
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. 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

Sunday, July 14, 2019
10:00 AM

Edible Adventures: Buddhist Obon and Carnival Food

events/Nishi-Obon-chirashi-2016-photo-JanisHirohama.JPG.JPG

SOLD OUT

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

events/JANM-LittleTokyoWalkingTour-mural-300px_21.jpg

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. 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.

 

 

 

Jump to Top of Page Japanese American National Museum

 
janm.org home   ▪   Privacy Policy
Copyright © 1998-2019 Japanese American National Museum
100 North Central Avenue, Los Angeles California 90012   ▪   phone: 213.625.0414