Lifelong Learning Past Events
Little Tokyo Walking Tour
The Little Tokyo community in Los Angeles was once a thriving residential, business, and cultural center of the largest Japanese American community in the United States until World War II. Relive history and learn about present day Little Tokyo with Museum Volunteer Bill Shishima. Comfortable clothes and shoes are recommended. Member $5, non-members $11, includes National Museum admission.
Craft Class with Ryoko Shibata: Tsumami Zaiku
Tsumami zaiku are traditional Japanese hair ornaments made of silk. In this class, Shibata Sensei will teach participants how to make their own tsumami zaiku. Member $5, non-members $11, includes National Museum admission and supplies.
Discovering Your Family Tree Workshop
Instructor: Chester Hashizume
Discover your long-lost relatives and create your own family tree. This workshop will also show you how to enter your family tree in the Museum's National Family Registry. Member $5, non-members $11, includes National Museum admission and supplies.
Craft Class with Ryoko Shibata: Pop-Up Card Making
Give that special someone a card they will remember. Participants will learn how to make three-dimensional cards that pop-up when opened. Members $5, non-members $11, includes National Museum admission.
Craft Class with Ryoko Shibata: Sumi-e
Participants will learn the art of sumi-e (ink brush painting) flowers. Members $5, non-members $11, includes National Museum admission and supplies
Friday Night Dance Lessons
Get ready for the 2001 Annual Dinner, "A Sentimental Journey", to be held on March 3 at the Hollywood Palladium! Brush up on your ballroom, swing and Latin dance steps. Dance classes will feature steps for the beginner as well as the more experienced dancer. Please wear dance shoes with felt bottoms or soft/rubber soled shoes. Classes are free to current National Museum members, volunteers and staff. RSVP to Leticia Rodriguez at (213) 830-5686.