Lifelong Learning Past Events
Sumi-e Ink Brush Art: Spring Flowers
Instructor: Ryoko Shibata
Celebrate the coming of Spring by creating beautiful flowers using the traditional ink and brush technique. Members $5, non-members $9 includes Museum admission. Reservations required by March 19.
Little Tokyo Guided Tour
The Little Tokyo section of 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. Take a walking tour, relive history and learn about present day Little Tokyo with Museum docents in this very popular program. Free with Museum admission. Reservations required. Limited space available.
Hinamatsuri (Girl's Day Celebration)
Featuring: Ryoko Shibata
Bring your daughters (sons are welcome too!) to a Girl’s Day party and learn about this special tradition. Bring your favorite doll to add to our Girl’s Day display during the party. Free with Museum admission. Reservations required.
Origami Hinamatsuri (Girl's Day) Doll Series - Part 3
Instructor: Ryoko Shibata. Celebrate Hinamatsuri (Girl’s Day) by making your own set of origami (paper folding) dolls for display.
Three classes in the series: Saturday, February 8 and 15, and March 1, 1997. Class fee is $15 for members, $20 for non-members. Register before January 26.
Discovering Your Family Tree
Workshop instructor: Chester Hashizume. Become a family detective and discover those long-lost relatives. Learn how to create your own family tree, then find out how to enter your family tree in the Museum’s National Family Registry. Members $5, non-members $9 includes Museum admission. Reservations required.
Coffee Picking Basket Weaving
Kona Coffee Story Exhibition Series Demonstration and Workshop
Featuring: Ed Kaneko
Since 1898, the Japanese American family farm units characterized the Kona coffee industry. The independence, determination, sense of community and cooperation of these pioneering families continue to live on with the people of Kona. Ed Kaneko, Kona coffee grower, conducts a workshop on weaving a traditional wire-mesh coffee picking basket. Members $5, non-members $9 includes Museum admission. Reservations required. Limited seating available.